Designing Fate

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Publication Date: September 2, 2015



In the year 2093 Lisa decides to walk into a store to create a 500 Model Series child. As a good parent, she was willing to pay the price for genome modification in order to obtain the best DNA sequence possible for her child. However, what happens when a designer child clashes with a normal child and prejudiced parents? Should Lisa pay the price for her child’s mistakes?

Originally appeared in Ricepaper Magazine, 19.3 Issue.

“Ricepaper’s Speculative Fiction issue is full of inventive, engaging work, including this short story about designer children who aren’t exactly true to the blueprint. I was really engrossed in this piece—the characters are well-drawn, the details are original, and the plot kept me guessing.” -PRISM Magazine

Warning: Story includes violent imagery.


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