I uploaded a new short story for posting.
Sometimes Dreams Come True
is the story of Anne, a fourteen year old girl who thinks she is too plain to attract her handsome father. She finds out a girl doesn't have to be a trophy wife or a porn star to be sexy.
I like this character more than most I've written. She is tough, determined, and willing to go after what she wants. She realises that she is responsible for her own happiness. Anne doesn't need a battleship size opportunity, and when she sees she has a legitimate chance to get what she really wants, she seizes the day and makes it her own.
Treating everyone with respect and accepting the validity of teenagers' sexual desires is a major theme. I object to teen characters being treated like objects for adults to use for gratification, so everyone in this story gets what they want, and more importantly, what they need.