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This Future Shall Happen

When the baby girl cried for the first time, the mothers said the rainstorm outside was a sign of luck. Reporters crowded around the family assembled in the hospital room, in awe of the dailiness of this queer future.

“What do we name her?” Camila asked, glancing at her waiting partner.

Reaching back into their shared Latin American heritage, Daniela looked down at their daughter and foretold her fate by selecting the name “Luz” – Light.

Lighting struck near the hospital, illuminating the small room as camera bulbs flashed to catch the first moment of togetherness for the most ordinary of families.