A Look at This is My Child
A child is born. And that kid is not human.
This is My Child puts together just what it would be like if we humans ever had to save a sentient alien species.
In truth, this story was written as a wholly original version of some fan fiction. While the exact plot was not from fan fic, the scenario is most definitely from there. But otherwise it is rather different and I did not carry over any names or species or the like.
The Plot of This is My Child
In some future time on Earth, we become allies with a dying sentient species. So in order to help save their race, human women volunteer to become surrogate mothers.
The characters are the narrator and, eventually, the baby she bears. So there are no names, not even a name for the alien race. Hence the reader just has to take it on faith. And all we learn is the eyes of the baby are gold and violet. So you will have to use your imagination for this one!
I never planned on becoming a mother. I never met anyone I liked, and I just didn’t want the pain and the heartache and all of the work it would have entailed. If that makes me selfish, then call me selfish. I am, or at least I was.
The story has a K rating.
Upshot for This is My Child
I have loved this idea for quite a while. It is an exceptionally intimate act. And for us to do this for an alien species would have to be based on a strong alliance and kinship. For it is not just an alliance. Instead, it is a lot more like love.
And it was published! Many thanks to Asymmetry Fiction!
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