Eric Del Carlo’s story “Halfsies” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 3 February 2017. Metaphorosis

I don’t usually draw a straight line from real world situations or social phenomena when conceiving a science fiction story, but the genesis of this piece is quite clear: I wanted to do an extrapolation/reimagining of the issues facing transgender youth. Having a child more comfortable in an alien skin than a human one was a way to go about exploring that.

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