Summer/Fall 1997 • Vol. XIX No. 3/4 Fiction |

The Human Universe

From the Spanish   Once there was a woman so beautiful that she very soon became pregnant. No one was the least bit disturbed by this fact, quite normal in the realm of nature. But what happened to Heaven—which was the woman's name—was so strange that it shook the biological foundations of the perpetuation of our species. Months and months passed, and as might be expected Heaven's belly grew larger. Why not? Didn't Eve's, and Brigitte Bardot's? Why should it be any different for Heaven, likewise a creature of God, and so beautiful? But the nine moons went by and the birth did not take place, and more moons elapsed and Heaven's belly kept growing. What should be done in this alarming, unheard-of circumstance? What did the sacred books of childbirth say? Punishment from God? Work of the devil? The evil eye? At last, one night, Heaven realized that instead of giving birth outward, she had given birth inward. Her son had been born within her own body. With gr

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From the Spanish   Once there was a woman so beautiful that she very soon became pregnant. No one was the least bit disturbed by this fact, quite normal in […]

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