I was surprised when there was a negative reaction to my story "The Bitch". I think that some readers misunderstood what the story was about. I was not trying to make the lead character appear in a bad light. I was just pointing out that sometimes young people can be easily misled into mischief. But as the song goes, "Don't try to persuade the young" She might be content to be a bitch now but that will all change as she matures. It was a one-off spur of the moment thought. I am writing a story now about a young girl who enters a convent. That will be my contrition for "The Bitch".