Originally Posted by Athena
I write short stories, from time to time, totally unpublished so far. Only one has had a remotely poly theme though - a minor side character had two boyfriends. The main focus of several stories has been around a character with mental illness (even though I do not set out to exclusively write stories around any cause whether it be mental illness of poly...) I just want to write stories that are worth reading...
As I see it, polyamory is still a fairly new concept in the mind of the public at large. I think that pamphleteering can be counterproductive, but I do think that it would be a good thing if this concept - treated sympathetically - began to trickle into the collective consciousness.
"The love that dare not speak its name" is a phrase which used to refer to homosexuality. Look how far we've come from that... even if all but 3 (3, including the homosexual) members of my family still believe that homosexuality is a sin, an illness, and a disgrace.
So I'm all for major or minor characters in stories quietly getting on with polyamory, not necessarily making an issue of it. Good luck to you!
p.s. I started another thread on here
about children's stories that mention or hint at polyamory.