As I hit the home stretch with this piece, I dare ask a few questions for serious discussion:
- Should writers take risks with their writing that some may deem innapropriate, including members of the writer’s family and those in his/her social/professional circle?
- When a writer shows you, the reader, his/her raw side, do you appreciate that?
- Do you believe writers who are teachers of high school students should write such pieces and publish them, even if they are not the intended audience of that publication, but they may read what is written?
- If a writer does not write in this way, is s/he being unfaithful to the readers, to society, to future generations about the accuracy of this life as seen through that writer’s eyes?