I’m trying to write something creative everyday for the rest of the year using writing prompts and I wrote a piece today from the perspective of a high school freshman in 1999 and I included a really catty detail about the reportedly slutty new girlfriend of a cute boy who dissed my protagonist. I feel weird about keeping it in, but it’s also based on real life events. I am now conflicted about that detail.
On the one hand, it’s how a fourteen year old girl would write about current events. On the other hand it’s super catty and I don’t like that. But on the other hand, fourteen year old girls, including myself in 1999, are really catty. But on the other hand, I’m not fourteen anymore and I don’t want to encourage anyone to be casually catty like that.
I’m not sure what to do.