Is this short story suitable for Hubpages? Or is it too naughty?

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
    TessSchlesingerposted 10 months ago

    https://hubpages.com/literature/African … sh-Fiction

    I don't use bad language. I think it's more creative than anything and I know that South Africans have loved it!

    It may fall into a grey area. I don't know.

    Thanks.

    1. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I’m cetain it’ll fall within a grey area for HP. It shouldn’t though, since it’s just a mythical story, but then...

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
        TessSchlesingerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Okay. Will see what will happen. smile

        1. k@ri profile image88
          k@riposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Let us know smile

    2. Robert Sacchi profile image86
      Robert Sacchiposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      The link doesn't seem to be working for me.

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
        TessSchlesingerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Yup, they unpublished it. So i have my answer.

        1. Robert Sacchi profile image86
          Robert Sacchiposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Are there parts you think you can tweak to make it acceptable?

          1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
            TessSchlesingerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13788950.jpg

            Nope. It's actually the language of the story that makes it what it is. It's poetical, rhymic, etc. It manages to tell a rather sexual story without being crude, rude, vulgar, pornographic, or anything else. The language is fun, lighthearted, and dances. smile

        2. k@ri profile image88
          k@riposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          It's a pity, it is a good story!  smile

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 months ago

    Maybe it's just me, but I  didn't think it was that great of a story line. Your writing was fine, and it would be a great way of teaching kids many of the various words for euphemistically describing genitalia.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      And the purpose of your comment is?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Ooops, sorry. I thought you were asking for comments, so my purpose was to comment honestly. I think you are a good writer.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
          TessSchlesingerposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          No, I wasn't. I sincerely wanted to know if the piece was suitable for hubpages. It's not crude or rude. It has not vulgar language. The piece is written in a poetic style with a certain rhythm. Of course, I fully understand it's not to everybody's taste. It was supposed to be a fun piece. Rochelle, truly, I don't need flattery for my writing. The topic is, I suppose, closed. I wanted to know if it was suitable. I got sent a rather stern letter saying it wasn't, and if I didn't change it or take it down, I would be banned from hubpages. I was simply explaining to Robert Sacci why I wouldn't change the piece to suit hp standards. The bottom line is that the entire piece is taken from a Zulu myth about a creature who sleeps with woman at night. I was supported by documentary evidence. So, no, I couldn't change either the story, and if I changed the language, well, the entire piece depended on the language. smile Anyway, the case is closed. Hubpages has spoken, and I have deleted the piece.

 
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