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Like [[Creator/FranzKafka Franz Kafka's]] Literature/TheTrial meets an erotic BodyHorror version of Film/TheBlob.

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Like [[Creator/FranzKafka Franz Kafka's]] Literature/TheTrial ''Literature/TheTrial'' meets an erotic BodyHorror version of Film/TheBlob.
''Film/TheBlob''.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: The narrator's mother, who is a "reverse cleptomaniac" - she compulsively goes into stores and puts her own wares on the shelf. She also has absolutely zero regard for his feelings or dignity, or indeed for his life.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: The narrator's mother, who is a "reverse cleptomaniac" kleptomaniac" - she compulsively goes into stores and puts her own wares on the shelf. She also has absolutely zero regard for his feelings or dignity, or indeed for his life.



* CrapsackWorld: America's laws have essentially taken a massive swing into the [[StrawConservative very very Far Right]]. Pop-culture has been completely hijacked [[ThinkOfTheChildren for the sake of family-values]], private acts of fornication (like planned orgies) have to be granted permission judicially and can be protested publicly, not [[ShotgunWedding marrying a woman you knock-up]] has massive legal repercussions and [[DirtyCop the police can literally get away with anything]]. Useful for the Usagi, hell for the narrator.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: The whole reason the narrator is in his mess in the first place is because a Usagi woman in-heat hunted him down and raped him. When she is found pregnant, America's Far-Right laws forces him to marry her with the threat of being sent to prison for twenty years. When he discovers that [[OutWithABang he will have to die]] as part of the Usagi's reproductive life-cycle, the corrupt cops (who are given unchecked authority) essentially forge his signature of consent and send him back to his doom. Even his own mother doesn't seem all that bothered that her son will die because of circumstances beyond his control.



* StrawConservative: America has been taken over by a super-right-wing movement, enforcing family values by any means necessary.

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* StrawConservative: America has been taken over by a super-right-wing movement, enforcing family values by any means necessary.necessary.
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Like [[Creator/FranzKafka Franz Kafka's]] Literature/TheTrial meets an erotic BodyHorror version of Film/TheBlob.

A man is arrested in the middle of the night. He doesn't know why. He doesn't remember committing any crime. The cops drop him off in a small community in the middle of the woods where a wedding is about to begin. It is his wedding. He doesn't recognize the bride, but she's allegedly pregnant with his children. All twelve of them. And by law, [[ShotgunWedding he must marry her or go to prison for the next two decades.]]

But who is this strange woman he is to spend the rest of his life with? She doesn't seem quite human. Her expressions are cold and emotionless. Her movements are like that of a spider. She is Usagi, a creature who feeds on her human mate during pregnancy. Now this man has to find a way to terminate the marriage if he is to survive. But it's not going to be easy. His friends, his family, and his country are all against him. They believe a father should be willing to give up anything for the sake of his family. Even his life.

From master of BizarroFiction Creator/CarltonMellickIII comes a darkly absurd tale about the horrors of fatherhood.

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!!This novella contains examples of the following tropes:
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: The narrator's mother, who is a "reverse cleptomaniac" - she compulsively goes into stores and puts her own wares on the shelf. She also has absolutely zero regard for his feelings or dignity, or indeed for his life.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Deconstructed ''hard.'' Everyone in the world except the narrator appears to think that reproduction is so vitally important that you should obviously sacrifice everything for it, including your life if necessary.
* CoitusUninterruptus: Dave insists on trying to talk shop with the narrator while they're attending an orgy together, to the narrator's annoyance.
* ExplosiveBreeder: Usagi women frequently bear as many as a dozen children per pregnancy. They're hoping to eventually replace humanity altogether.
* HalfHumanHybrid: They're a good bit more than half human after many years of interbreeding, but the Usagi descend from the crew of an alien ship that crashed near a remote village.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: The narrator gets progressively smaller for each time he has sex with Dokura. [[spoiler: He eventually disappears entirely.]]
* IWantGrandkids: The narrator's mother don't care the slightest that her son is going to die, as long as she's getting a litter of grandchildren in exchange.
* {{Multiboobage}}: Usagi women have twelve nipples, though the extra ten only have breasts behind them when the woman is lactating - the rest of the time, they are easy to mistake for moles or tattoos.
* NoNameGiven: We never find out the narrator's name.
* NoPreggerSex: Averted in a very squicky way. Pregnant Usagi women need to feed off of the father through sex on a regular basis throughout the pregnancy, or else they'll miscarry for lack of vital nutrients.
* OutWithABang: The fate of any Usagi father is to be gradually be consumed by the mother through sex, eventually becoming completely absorbed.
* StrawConservative: America has been taken over by a super-right-wing movement, enforcing family values by any means necessary.

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