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#1 Pen

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:06 AM

I have a sci fi story that is centered around a couple. The wife learns that her image was used to make a holographic sex toy for her boss and she confronts him.

 

By confront I mean she smashes his face on his desk several times, beats him with her fists, kicks him, whacks him in the balls three times with a 9 iron, takes a very cheap whiskey and pours it on his testicles, drops a lighter over said spot, and then breaks a knock-off art piece across his face.

 

She leaves with an a extremely expensive bottle of scotch that a client gave them as token of appreciation.

 

I'm wondering if the above would be too violent for a sci fi magazine.

 

Thank you for your input.

 



#2 boklenhle

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

I have no idea about sci fi magazines or what's appropriate in them... but that sounds like an intense scene. I'd love to read it sometime. 



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:16 PM

I have a draft of it.

 

I was thinking about, to improve the flow of the story, to basically have her summarize what she did.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:14 PM

Do some background research on the magazines you'd like to send to since what constitutes "too violent" varies from person to person. See which ones are known to publish darker works and which ones have a tendency to avoid such stories. Best of luck to you and your work.



#5 michaelblaine

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

I wouldn't let the word "too" restrict literary creativity.  If the story plays out that way, I say go for it!






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