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gender themes

Explores, or uses as key plot driver, themes of inequality between people of different genders.


(S)Cream

part 3 of Common People

hello, face! you are a useful thing.

Genre   satire

Style   freeform

Tags   gender themes, modern life


A Big and Little Joke

part 1 of Common People

A nice man! Tall, but not too tall, because then you -- you too short, eh-mar, for a very tall man with a beard...

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant

Relationships   family


An Unquestioning Spirit

A monstrously virtuous daughter bricked into a room in her father's semi-detached residence finds herself captivated by the neighbour's pure and amoral son.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   australian, gender themes, supernatural, bikers, 2010-12

Relationships   f/m


Another Cup Of?

part 2 of Common People

Now, before I forget, darlin', here's your prezzie, you love Milk Tray, I remember you do, don't you?

Genre   satire

Style   conversational

Tags   australian, gender themes, modern life, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Beautiful People

Where the surface matters, but not how they thought it would.

Genre   romance

Style   third person, drabble

Tags   gender themes, aging, alternative lifestyle, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   f/m


Couldn't Give Away The Pearls

part 9 of Common People

you're amazing! don't forget to wash your hands

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   gender themes, modern life

Relationships   family


Darling, Be Afraid

Starra fears death constantly; Skybo fears nothing except doing the expected. Could be a perfect match.

Genre   satire, fairy tale

Style   third person

Tags   dystopia, gender themes, 2011-09

Relationships   f/m


Depthless

part 5 of Common People

Three hundred and sixty degrees she turned, and as if trapped in an early version of a three dimensional gamer's world, she turned and turned and only saw her face. She had no sides, no curves but for the hourglass defining her.

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, third person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises, 2010-01

Relationships   f/m


Doctor Doctor

FFVII / FFIX crossover. General Beatrix is a SOLDIER, Doctor Lucrecia runs the experiments.

Genre   horror

Style   third person

Tags   gender themes, military, 500 creativity exercises, body horror, 2010-01

Relationships   f/f


How We All Got There (Was a Mystery)

FFVII Compilation. Vincent, Hojo, Lucrecia, Gast, Ifalna. How a project like Jenova gets off the ground; how a subproject like Omega gets its legs. (Incomplete)

Genre   science fiction

Style   third person

Tags   dystopia, exile, betrayal, gender themes, supernatural, fantasies, 2007-11

Relationships   f/m


Mistaken

FFVII. f!Vincent (genderbent) and Lucretia. For the prompt 'Betrayal - Lucrecia had just been using Vincent to get to Hojo.'

Genre   horror

Style   third person

Tags   betrayal, gender themes, supernatural, duty, 500 creativity exercises, genderbent, body horror, 2010-01

Relationships   f/f


Nice Guy

Jesus wept, it's just a tissue.

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   australian, gender themes, breakup

Relationships   f/m


Out Of Control

part 11 of Common People

...no, I'm thinking, oh no, no, no, did I really eat all that frozen bread, I'm not supposed to eat flour! I'm not supposed to eat bread! -- and I'm thinking of all those wasted days, days I tell you, of half-starving and it's all gone down the toilet like a huge gluten-fat floaty turd, you know, those slick yellow ones, I can't fight myself if I'm going to eat while I'm sleeping...

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, dialogue only

Tags   australian, gender themes

Relationships   family


Pride Does Not Come Before A Magister

Dragon Age II; Danarius briefly broken. Not a pleasant story.

Genre   horror

Tags   dystopia, gender themes, consent issues, alienation, slavery, 2013-05


Relative Level

Despite the town's declaration of neutrality, I have been assigned two guards. In respect to my position, they are both female.

Genre   fantasy

Style   first person

Tags   gender themes, consent issues, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   f/m


Too Much Head

part 7 of Common People

When I visited Over There, it had been forty two years since I left. Every second question was 'why aren't you married'. Gone forty two years and there's no 'how are you, what do you do, tell us about your life!' No, it's all, 'where's your husband? Where's your boyfriend? Why aren't you married?'

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Transplant

Hard-pressed to admit affection for anything, He liked this job specifically for the conversational opportunities, having pretensions above those of His friends (He did strive to keep Himself the largest fish in His social pond).

Genre   satire

Style   third person

Tags   gender themes, age difference, modern life, 500 creativity exercises