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First Years

First Years

18.8K Reads 2.1K Votes 53 Part Story
Heather Coyle By h_coyle Completed

Ginger was like any other first time mother. Overly engrossed in her infant daughter, sleep deprived and stretched thin. So one night, when she just needed that extra hour of sleep she let Lila cry it out. Ginger awoke feeling slightly more human, only to find what was in the crib was entirely not.
  A mutation in the gene pool. Once happy bouncing babies are now yellow eyed scaled monsters. IS it permanent? Is there a cure? Would you like to hold your baby?
  Brianna is an ambitious and empathetic young scientist with a new job. Her background in genetic mutation made her a perfect candidate for the job. She sees the baby in the monster - but is that really a good thing?
  Davis is a man of purpose and a man of secrets. His job is simple. Keep the public calm and solve this gremlin problem.
  The fantastic new cover is thanks to @Christine_Owen. I love it and I encourage you to check out her entry for Target's fairy tale retelling contest!

  • baby
  • biological
  • blood
  • delivery
  • featured
  • firstyears
  • gremlins
  • horror
  • keepemhappy
  • monster
  • mother
  • murder
  • newborn
  • nightmare
  • pandemic
  • pregnancy
  • radiation
  • rbls
GinaMariePillowSMITH GinaMariePillowSMITH Jul 12, 2017
OMG !!! Love this scared the hell out of me.. I see what I read and I'm in the dark .. lol
SoullessDaydream SoullessDaydream Jan 14, 2017
The "thing" sounds absolutely terrifying!  I imagine if the father would have been the one to find that creature in the crib he would have punted it out the window. :))
KweaseyDarfoor KweaseyDarfoor Sep 08, 2016
Why didn't she mix the emotions with the blood and all will drain at once😀
candy_junky candy_junky Mar 08, 2017
I like this so  far.  I was finding something different to read and this is really interesting. Voted.
rskovach rskovach May 25, 2016
So you've just managed to turn any parent's worst nightmare to something even more horrifying. Bravo!
ScorpianaVoltage ScorpianaVoltage Jul 30, 2016
He screamed, she screamed, we all screamed for ice cream, lol XD