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My Take On A Controversial Topic

by dimensionaltales

“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.”
― Margaret Sanger

The duality of abortion

People can tell you that I’m not an argumentative person. It’s not what you think. Well, it is but not really. See, I try to avoid having discussions on controversial topics because there’s no real way to have an intelligent conversation about them. If you’ve noticed, people always seem to attach emotions to the conversation. Moreover, people seem to have a habit of “ignoring” facts that counter their chosen reality. Hence why I opted to write the short story, Our Future, Your Choice; it was my way to talk about abortion.

For the record, I’m against abortion. I believe that the moment the mother is declared pregnant, she has a duty to ensure the baby’s survival in the world. Besides,  she can very easily give the baby up for adoption. However, I could see the other side of the argument for many reasons and I decided to explore those reasons  – along with my own – for this story.

Now, as you may already know, I’m a big fan of duality especially when it comes down to controversial topics. I never like just talking my opinions of the subject and I always like to do it in a rather avant-garde way. And since I already knew that the ending was going to be bittersweet, it gave me a lot of freedom with how I wanted to construct the story. I have to say…this story would fall under the category of “The Story Was Writing Itself” because, for the first time, the outline I wrote, in the beginning, was the story I wrote in the end. I didn’t have to change anything.

Also, I was enjoying how I got to show both sides in a form of a twist ending. That’s all I’m going to say on the matter because that will be going into spoiler territory.  I will tell you that the ending caused my friends to tear up a little bit and the story was deemed respectful to both sides. Well, mostly respectful. There were still some people who just wouldn’t budge. I mean, I wasn’t surprised by those types or cared. In reality, there are just some people who can’t – or rather won’t – acknowledge the other side of an argument. And, with that, I hope you enjoy the story.

You can buy the book on Amazon. The link is here.

You can also learn about it on Goodreads. The link for it is here.

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