This is part of collection of short stories I am working on under the title, New Romantic. The irony being these stories attempt to restore a sense of innocence and honesty and love and commitment in man-woman relationships. Rather than something ‘new’ being a further erosion of traditional values, as we have become accustomed to.
That said I am not trying to be overly polemic in these works. The moral commitments I am writing under form the universe for the characters to act in. I hope there is more story and imagery than didactics. Others will judge.
On the Polemic to Aesthetic Scale
P 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 A
I place this one at A-4
Progs would probably place it at P-5.