I’ve been playing at writing a story, (novel? graphic novel? I dunno! Like I said, I’m just playing at this point.) and I’ve considered sharing bits of it with friends and relatives.
The story has a slightly dark bent to it, and involves murder, plots for revenge, and medical experimentation on humans. It also has a character that says “damn” on occasion.
Of all the things my story contains, it is the swearing that has given me the most reservations about sharing with others. I find it interesting that I can imagine my mother, for example, overlooking the murders and so on, but getting seriously hung up on, and concerned for my eternal soul because of the swears.
Something about that just seems backwards to me.