Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Teaser of Future Chapters...

Teaser quote:

[Anna] looked Tamika in the eye. “What's it like? Being a mother, I mean.”

Tamika's face softened and she thought in silence. Her hands moved to her belly again and she held them there pensively, feeling the baby kick from the outside. “It's terrifying,” she finally said quietly.

It wasn't the answer Anna had expected. “How is it terrify

Tamika continued watching her belly. “It's like when you were a kid and you kissed a boy for the first time, but a thousand times more so. Terrifying, but also wonderful. Terrifying because you're so vulnerable, and yet wonderful because of what you are doing. I'm making a person inside me. I've made four other persons inside me, and I love them so much my heart breaks. The responsibility is terrifying, but I want it. I want it so very badly.”

Anna raised her eyebrows. “Is that really true? I mean, at HomoGen we made real people too, or so I thought.”

Tamika looked up and Anna saw teardrops suspended in her eyes like twin diamonds about to fall. “A machine makes people at HomoGen. There is no love, and if there's no love, then what's the point?”

-- The SubVersion Complex, Chapter Twenty-One