OMG. Y’all, this story. Made me laugh and cringe and lose my breath all in one tiny flash fic piece.
Oh, yeah, my Deal Me In deck turned up spades this week, which took me to Daily Science Fiction. This is the story I randomly got.
by Mary E. Lowd
A single professional woman goes to an OBGYN for an ultrasound on an unwanted pregnancy, where she finds more–and less–than she expected.
The story was written in 2015, but it’s still fresh. Geez-o-Pete.
Mary E. Lowd is a science-fiction and furry writer in Oregon. She’s had more than fifty short stories published, as well as two novels, Otters In Space and Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly. Many of her short stories can be found in the collections Welcome to Wespirtech, Beyond Wespirtech, and The Opposite of Memory. She lives in a crashed spaceship disguised as a house with her husband, daughter, son, three dogs, a variable number of cats, and zero otters.
I had to look up what a furry writer was, because I’ve been “informed” about them by others. As we know, they-sayers are liars, so I read this article. I now SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING a furry-friendly book, since it has anthropomorphic cat-like aliens in it.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a doctor’s visit that brings an unexpected result.