Points of Origin

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Points of Origin

Points of Origin Most people who have reached their eighties without raising children have every right to believe that they will go on not raising them and Judith and I were no different until the day they turned up

  • Title: Points of Origin
  • Author: Marissa K. Lingen
  • ISBN: 9780765385000
  • Page: 237
  • Format: ebook
  • Most people who have reached their eighties without raising children have every right to believe that they will go on not raising them, and Judith and I were no different until the day they turned up with the social worker, neatly scrubbed and pressed inside their vac suits and carrying cases with all their remaining worldly possessions There were three of them like stairMost people who have reached their eighties without raising children have every right to believe that they will go on not raising them, and Judith and I were no different until the day they turned up with the social worker, neatly scrubbed and pressed inside their vac suits and carrying cases with all their remaining worldly possessions There were three of them like stairsteps, their black hair cut in fringes across their foreheads and their dark eyes shining out disconcertingly familiar at me But it wasn t until the social worker said, Mr Chao and Ms Goldstein, these are your grandchildren, Enid, Richard, and Harry, that I remembered, sheepishly, about the genes we had given all those years ago, to that nice couple from New New Prague, before they left for the Oort Cloud.

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    One thought on “Points of Origin

    1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      This Tor short story is a thoughtful, bittersweet look at adoption/foster parenting in a science fiction setting. A social worker suddenly presents an older couple living on Mars with three children, ages 10 and younger, born in the Oort Cloud -- the couple had donated their genes to the children's parents many years ago.3.5 stars. Read online here at Tor.Review to come.

    2. S. on said:

      A story of humanity in outer space, Points of Origin tells the tale of three young orphans finding a new home with their genetic grandparents on Mars. The adults have never wanted children, not having even met the kids’ father. And the kids had never lived on a planet before, rarely separated from their parents in a cloud system, until it collapses. There are a few interesting things that Lingen does with the setting here, fashioning a hierarchy for the cloud system and a culture of sorts for [...]

    3. Janet Martin on said:

      A gentle reminder to all of us to accept children for what they are, and to let our adult selves guide instead of dictating. As a grandparent and teacher I loved this story more than anything I have read in a very long time

    4. Jana on said:

      A lovely story about family, and what brings a family together regardless of circumstances. Also, Mars.

    5. Jasmine on said:

      Adoption in the future is just as hard and just as worthwhile as now.

    6. egelantier on said:

      recced as "kindnesspunk" and is exactly this; a short, lovely, quiet story about an elderly couple suddenly finding themselves in possession of their three dispossessed and distressed grandchildren from a space colony. extremely recommended.

    7. Jennifer on said:

      I LOVED this story. It is a glimpse into a possible future for humanity, but indicates that humans will be humans, no mater where they are. And that love will bridge chasms, if it is merely given the chance.

    8. Marco on said:

      A moving story, dealing with family dynamics, and family separation.Most people who have reached their eighties without raising children have every right to believe that they will go on not raising them, and Judith and I were no different until the day they turned up with the social worker, neatly scrubbed and pressed inside their vac-suits and carrying cases with all their remaining worldly possessions. There were three of them like stairsteps, their black hair cut in fringes across their foreh [...]

    9. Kinsey_m on said:

      Touching short sbout unexpectedly becoming a foster parent. The story could have happend in present-day Earth instead of future Mars, which begs the question of what is the point of the Martian setting. Good characterization given the length. Although it didn't blow my mind, I may look for other free stories by the same author. I don't know that I'd buy any books by her at the present time (and I'm kind of trigger-happy when it comes to internet book shopping).

    10. Zaz on said:

      A short story set on Mars, following an old couple discovering the difficulties and joys of parenting. The change of scenery was nice and helped to give a different touch to the adoption topic. The characters were also nice, but the kids lacked the usual exuberant energy. A pleasant read, about an interesting subject.

    11. gremlin on said:

      A sweet short about making a family with grandchildren they didn't expect.

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