Anyone else have a Mother’s Day hangover this morning? I’m not talking about drinks though. Yesterday I wrote a short story about one of my experiences with sexual abuse and the way mothers try to hide from it. I sent it to my mom. And some other mothers in our family. Since I’ve had no reactions just yet (I think it’s a good story). I’d thought I’d post it in case it helps anyone else besides me.
Opposable thumbs, tool making, and higher emotions are not what set humans apart from other species. We are a ‘parenting’ ape. A homo-patricius, if you will, who spends a great deal of effort raising its kids and passing on knowledge. This is the first of a series of Sci-fi shorts that I plan on writing, which cover a wide range of modern parenting topics. Hope you enjoy it.
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