The Ferro-Erotic Roaches of Kiki by Alistair Ainscott
Approx. 6,980 words.
Published on February 15, 2012 by
The Kiki dwell contentedly in their hive until the odd roundy beasts plummet to the surface.
Chantelle and James, marooned on an alien world of banded stone and gaping chasms, take refuge in the warrens of the roach-like denizens of the planet. They find a peaceful, if uneasy, co-existence.
Until the baby arrives.
And they call again for help.
And Chantelle must choose: her baby or her life.