S5E464 - "Becoming a Mother" - Sci-Fi Short Story - by Mahiro Saeki

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How far are we willing to go when it comes to AI and our children?

Mahiro Saeki is a Japanese writer living in Chiba. In 2020, she was a finalist in the eleventh Sogen SF Short Story Prize. In the same year, Mahiro won the Readers Award in the first Kaguya SF Contest organized by Virtual Gorilla Plus.

"Becoming a Mother" previously appeared in Welkin. https://welkinmag.com/product/spring-2021/

Translated by Toshiya Kamei

Fiction Website https://toshiyakameiwrites.wordpress.com/

Translation Services https://toshiyakamei.wordpress.com/bio/

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In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

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