I’m afraid we have decided to reject your manuscript because it doesn’t feature a strong female protagonist. The narrative was good until Sasha decided to forgive the men who catcalled her. It then spiralled into some psychobabble about redemption and beauty. We were looking for a gruesome story about revenge. You must remember that the year is 2033 and that stories about finding ‘salvation’ are archaic and need purging from the literary canon.
We also found your plot about the throuple a little outdated since it featured two women and a man in a relationship. You must remember that the Me Three Movement went viral two months ago with plenty of women complaining about the disadvantages of being in a throuple with another woman and a man. The man gets all the attention he doesn’t deserve in these relationships. We would have preferred a dominatrix with two submissive male partners.
Finally, your non-binary, post-gender, queer character Albert is old-fashioned and very stereotypical. The very name Albert makes him out to be a sleazy, suit-wearing, moustached, closeted gay man from the eighties. His sex scenes are full of anal penetration with no ear-play or coprophilia, and this only shows us that you’re nothing but a vanilla straight man, living in a world that has long surpassed you.
© Nitin Lalit Murali (2019)