Author's Note: Not too long ago I found myself on the Body Positivity panel at a SizeCon Mini. There were some great people on the panel and in the audience. I learned a lot.
EnormousEri brought up an issue I had honestly never thought about. When I think about representation I tend to think in terms of race or gender. If someone mentioned weight I'd think of the many images and stories I've seen of big beautiful women and men. I hadn't even thought about the other extreme. Eri wasn't seeing her body type when she looked through size content.
Better people than I gave her advice and shared their personal experience. I didn't have either, but I am a writer. I can't make the world better; but I can do better with my stories. I offered to write a piece that had the representation she was looking for and she very graciously allowed me into her DMs to ask her about her experiences.
After a couple false starts and numerous issues (I was finishing other stories and there were personal matters that kept my head out of writing) I finally finished and sent it off to Eri for her final approval. She was very forgiving of my silliness. Including the story title. Originally it was meant as a placeholder, but the more I wrote the more it seemed the best choice. Even if it is a bit on the nose.
Content Warning: There are moments of intimacy and tension, but the actual sex and gore occur offscreen. At its heart it's a love story between two women. There's enough blue language and an after-the-act bedroom scene that pull this into NSFW territory. Nudity is mentioned, but not dwelt on. And one of them becomes a giant.
“Stop picking on the girl and pass the gravy.”
“Who's picking? Is it my fault boys don't wanna date skeletons?”
“Maybe I don't want a boy.”