A flash fiction piece about masculinity (and preconceptions/expectations thereof), published by Genre: Urban Arts

‘What makes a man?’

As a society we’re starting to recognise there isn’t a set answer to this question. More importantly, it shouldn’t matter to begin with.

‘Pain Tests’¬†focuses on one of the more ‘traditional’ views. It deals with pain (of course) and looks at a young boy as he is taught to embrace it; because this is what a ‘man’ would do.

Pain Tests found its home with Genre: Urban Arts – No. 8 Print. If you’d like to take a look, please head on over to their store and purchase a copy of the issue!

Genre: Urban Arts is a platform for creatives, publishing both digitally and in print. Their mission is to provide a space for writers and artists to develop, particularly for those who work jobs they do not love as a means to support their art. They launched their inaugural issue in November 2015.