Posted on December 18, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
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Can pornography ever be considered art? Since this publication is about flash fiction, the question becomes: can a flash fiction story with explicit sex in it ever be considered art?
This is not an idle question.
It certainly is not an idle question for the Old Soldier. Nor should it be an idle question for any serious writer of fiction.
In the past, books like Moll Flanders, The Story of O, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Lolita and many other pieces of fiction were considered to be pornography. Some are still considered pornography; all are now considered to be classics in their own right.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has its own little collection of pornography. Just go to the sidebar on the left and click on Pornography and decide for yourself if porn can ever be considered art.
- Why Do Young Women Do Porn? (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
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Posted on November 17, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Cover of Moll Flanders
There is nothing like lima beans and ham hocks. After letting a bag of large lima beans soak all night, the Old Soldier threw them in his crock pot with three ham hocks, red peppers and seasoning.
Today, I had a bowl of my lima beans and ham hocks. The beans and ham were delicious.
Yesterday, I went to the public library and renewed my library card. Then I took out several videos. One was Moll Flanders, a Mobil Masterpiece Theatre production for public television.
Alex Kingston does a bang up job as Moll, the resourceful 18th century heroine who is married five times, has numerous lovers and even commits incest with her brother.
Moll is constantly bare breasted during the numerous love scenes. It’s a pretty raunchy story in a tastefully done way and I enjoyed it.
The Submissions tab for flash fiction is at the top of the page.
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