There is certainly nothing conventional about any of the mothers in the novel. I hope I didn't go too far by never having a 'normal' mother in the book. But then again - what is normal? Everyone has there own version of that, surely.
The dictionary description purely says a mother is the female parent. It doesn't say anything other than that. In the case of the mothers in When Skies Are Grey, they at least meet the description.
|"Motherhood": Sculpture at the Catacumba Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I did have to think long and hard about my portrayal of motherhood. Hopefully readers will understand the choices I made.
Did you ever write anything you thought might cause controversy? How did it work in the piece you wrote?