Have you ever read a story that you didn’t like that much at first, but the more you thought of it, the more you realized how brilliant it was? That’s what happened to me when I read Born Of Man And Woman by Richard Matheson. When you read this very short science-fiction story, you will understand why I was so shocked by it. As a mother I just can’t envision what kind of parents would hate their child no matter how “monstrous” their little one is.
I don’t want to give away the premise of the whole story. Would like to add though that this was the first story written by Richard Matheson, when he was only 24, in 1950, and it instantly made him famous. Later he went on writing a number of episodes for the popular series The Twilight Zone, and several famous novels that were turned into famous movies, including The Shrinking Man, The Last Man on Earth, and the list goes on.
Now, considering that you’re warned, let me know what you thought of this short science-fiction horror story, that is if, of course, you’ll have the courage to read it till the end.