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

  1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
    TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks 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 image87
      viryaboposted 3 weeks 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 image95
        TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Okay. Will see what will happen. smile

        1. k@ri profile image89
          k@riposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Let us know smile

    2. Robert Sacchi profile image81
      Robert Sacchiposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

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

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
        TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yup, they unpublished it.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

        1. Robert Sacchi profile image81
          Robert Sacchiposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

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

          1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
            TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks 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 image89
          k@riposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

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

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 weeks 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 image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      And the purpose of your comment is?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 weeks 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 image95
          TessSchlesingerposted 3 weeks 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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