From the Author
I know the premise of this story almost sounds like a joke. "A clone walks into church and..." However, I hope it causes some serious reflection not only about what it means to be human, but also about our own fears and prejudices.
One of the powerful aspects of science fiction is that it can start the conversation about social issues in a relatively safe way. No, I'm not preaching to anyone here. I'm not even advocating for or against cloning. I'm simply raising some questions we may have to deal with in a few years. The question is not so much how do you or I feel about the issue philosophically, but how do we deal with it on a human basis in day-to-day life.
About the Author
Terri Main lives with her five cats in Central California. She is a retired college professor who jokes that she is a fast-fading cultural stereotype: "Old Maid School Teacher with Cats." However, she has had an eventful life. In the 1970s she helped produce Christian rock concerts in a day and age when "sometimes we had to fill the drums with blankets to appease the older church goers."
She worked in radio, produced video documentaries and taught communication for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2012 to pursue writing full time. She recently completed her seventh National Novel Writing Month event writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.
"Now comes the hard part - editing."
She has a varied background in writing. She has written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV as well as the internet. Currently she has eight books available in print or on Kindle with more appearing weekly.