Together Forever at the End of the World

Mike Resnick edited two anthologies on a similar theme in 2003—Women Writing Science Fiction as Men (for which I was obviously not qualified) and Men Writing Science Fiction as Women, which came out in November. Stories submitted to these anthologies were supposed to conform to two rules—

First, they had to be written about a member of the opposite sex.

Second, they had to be written in the first person.

My story, “Together Forever at the End of the World,” is from the point of view of an emergency room doctor dragged into playing a very special role after an unlikely alien invasion. Was I able to pull off the editor’s assignment, and successfully pass myself off as a woman? That’s up for you to decide.

“Together Forever at the End of the World” was reprinted in my SF collection What We Still Talk About.