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A bleak, emotional short story about science and parenthood.
A bleak, emotional short story about science and parenthood.
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Shiva's Mother is a 2700-word SF story about one woman's tragic life and career in science, set in the not-very-distant future. It took an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest some while back, but I nonetheless haven't been able to sell it to a paying market -- so I'm ransoming it directly to you.

If I reach my funding target, I'll put Shiva's Mother up on my blog under a Creative Commons license, so you can read it... and so can everyone else.

It's arguably the best piece of writing I've ever done, so I'd love for it to see an audience. Help me make it happen!

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    You still get credit -- plus an exclusive audio version of Shiva's Mother. And I will love you more than the $1 people. (Shh, don't tell them.)

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    Not only do you get credit, the audio version, and the love, but if I run into you at a conference or similar place, I will buy you a beverage! You might have to remind me, though.

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    Credit, love, the audio version, a beverage if available, AND I will write an all-new short story of up to 1000 words on the topic of your choosing!

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    You get all of the perks of all of those other people, plus an hour on Skype with me to consult about your transmedia project, talk about writing, or... you know... just catch up. Also, I will love you the most.

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    By special request: All of the above, plus a limited-edition, numbered chapbook signed by me with a little watermark of tears of joy.

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