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
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.