There are basically two factors I focus on when I’m writing my stories, and they are closely connected. One is writing a good story, clearly the most important. If I find that it isn't a good story I put it aside and possibly return to it later. The other is to challenge and break people’s perceptions.
An originally French term, Transgression is an art form where a given artist sees it as his or her task to break all social and artistic conventions. As I pointed out earlier the purpose, aside from creation itself is to challenge people’s view of the world and themselves, not to provoke. That some people are provoked is different and says, generally speaking more about them than what provokes them.
A given power base has always blamed art and free expression when they feel they need to distract people, divert their attention from unpleasant facts about a given society.
Something that is needed virtually all the time.
So, seen through the eyes of people loving freedom and that before mentioned free expression, there is a bigger need than ever to give people a solid dosage of boundless ideas.