I think I will beed to better work the tags here on Prose to make sure when I am writing a piece of fiction that people know it's not real. I will admit one of the last pieces I deleted, I hated deleting because I feel I just reached an emotional writing hurdle where I got people to connect with a character and surprised people felt uplifted by it. I am not good at writing words of encouragement. I do sometimes have a knack for making people feel uncomfortable. Making people uncomfortable is not a good skill to have. Though I did learn the other day that there's a scary thought if someone thought that things I wrote were real. That is scary.
On the othe other hand I don't put trigger warnings on my writing because I know I won't know what upsets my readers. I write about toxic things sometimes. I write about wholesome stuff. Here on Prose, I take an idea that's rattling in my head and put it onto a challenge. It's my way of getting my mind back on track and getting research into what people respond well to.
I guess the reason I write about macabre things is because I like to find that sweet spot between solid writing and turning people's world upside down. That's why a lot of the stuff I do on Prose is experimental. Some of it can hurt. Some of it is comedy. Yet the majority of it is an experiment.