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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-06-11 10:26 pm
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"They didn't stand a chance"

A Lesson in Logic (1102 words) by [ profile] rosefox
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Polyamory, Parenthood, Education

Polyamorous parents have an unfair advantage at parent-teacher conferences.

I wrote this for All in the Family ([community profile] familyex), an exchange of family-themed stories; I didn't hear about it until it was too late to sign up, but saw a prompt about polyam parents and couldn't resist. It includes four Jewish parents (of varying backgrounds and degrees of belief, though I wasn't explicit about that), a Nigerian-American teacher, enby rep, wheelie rep, one very bad joke, and a little boy who likes sparkly erasers.

It's the first time in ages that I've written a fully original short story. I sort of snuck it past myself. :) It was lots of fun. I might try signing up for more exchanges that are open to original work and see what happens.
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[personal profile] spark 2017-06-12 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
That was lovely!
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[personal profile] gingicat 2017-06-12 10:11 am (UTC)(link)
Very nice.

A few days later, Ms. Okafor sends Moishe a note saying, "Since I gather that you are the parent who adds variables to logic problems, would you please tell your son about the concept of a 'given'? At this age, there are no additional variables in math problems. If you would like to map out the permutations at home, though, I will post them on the wall."

[personal profile] raino 2017-06-12 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
That was a fun read!