Short story: “How to Raise a Human”

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“How to Raise a Human,” by Deb Taber

Appeared in volume 1, issue 7 of Apex in fall 2006, back when it was Apex Digest; available on the author’s website

3,172 words

Cruelly funny, but slight. We know more or less where the character is headed, so we’re not inclined to get too attached to her.