TITLE: MY HERCULES
GENRE: YA contemporary
Congratulations! Your parents’ DNA fused and you have all the material you need to become a full human. Everything your parents have to contribute to your genetics is determined right now, from your sex to your hair and eye color.
You still have a journey to make down your mother’s fallopian tube where you will need to implant yourself onto the wall of her uterus. The trip should go just fine, but implantation might be a little difficult because your mother’s uterine wall is thinner than it would be if she weren’t taking birth control pills.
Oh, and one more thing. Your mother does not expect your arrival. Not only does she not expect it, but you won’t be an “unexpected surprise.”
Ten hours after the deed that created you, your father wrapped his arms around your mother’s waist as she switched books out of her locker. “I think I left my hat in your room last night,” he said, nuzzling his face into your mother’s neck under her red hair.
“I’ll look for it.” Charlotte Stacy readjusted her ponytail as her boyfriend, Tony Gallo, spun her around to face him.
“I was thinking I could look for it,” he said, pulling her against him, “say, tonight after your mom leaves for the casino. I’ll have to retrace every step to find it, so we’ll just have to replay the whole night.”
Charlotte put her arms around his neck. “If we must.”
You will be an inconvenience because Charlotte is only seventeen years old.