Re: Food For Thought

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TroubleInMind
Participant

I have an idea for a story:

Wife leaves her husband for someone else and they leave town. Husband becomes so despondant he kills himself. The couple return about a year or so later and are confronted by her ex-husband’s family and friends.

Here’s the catch: his wife decided she was a lesbian and left him for another woman.

I’ve been strongly cautioned not to write this story by certain people because it could “only be disparaging” about lesbianism. Apparently, according to these people, a wife killing herself over her husband leaving her for another man/woman is okay. Or a man killing himself over his wife leaving him for another man. But not a man killing himself over his wife leaving for another woman.

“It’s your choice if you wish to write it,” they said. “But we wish you wouldn’t.”

Thoughts?