The post has gotten comments from all over. I've written sequels of a sort, talking about returning to the scene, about the rape kit exam in the hospital, et cetera. And I am satisfied with the quality of writing in those, because in both cases, I sat down to write it out, to *communicate*. Whereas the original post was originally trembling-freaked me telling a story to myself, a story I already know, and only showing it to anyone because of subsequent harassment.
Why am I fussing about this?
* Telling my story verbally on Saturday, making specific points I had to communicate, showed me that I am not communicating as well in that post as I could. I just spewed stuff. There are points I could be making.
* I've gotten another request to use my story in an education-type module. My answer to that question will always be "Hell yes" - if I can help give the education more impact, hell yes. But... it's not the best writing I can do.
So I'm pondering rewriting my story. Or at least editing the hell out of it. Adding more detail.
I don't know. Would that dilute the post, or make it more effective?
Anyway. Just something on my mind.