So a few years ago, I wrote this science fiction short story called “Victory,” about S&M and politics with a dash of feminism. When it was done, I felt very uncertain about it, and I left it alone on my hard drive.

And then last week I heard about a fiction contest, and I thought Why not?, and I cleaned up the story and sacrificed it upon the uncertain altar of popular demand.

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A hazy image of a woman, viewed through a screen. This is how I think of the story’s main character, Serena.

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If you like “Victory,” please do me a favor and click “Recommend” at the bottom (you need a Twitter account). Also, send it to your friends! Again, you can read the story here.

Commentary is, as always, welcome.

There are other stories in the contest! You can read them here. If you’d like to enter the contest yourself, the rules are here.

Image credit to freedigitalphotos.net.

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