00: ELECTION

Warning: Gore

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We were once a militaristic race on Sixam, but now we all live a monotonous lifestyle. We work in sectors that cater to our inherent abilities in order to support the society we have produced.

Those born blue have superior physical prowess, so they work together as our primary armed forces to defend the birth queen. Those born purple are the most cunning of our race and often work in espionage.

At the bottom of the chain are the green, where our intelligence is neglected.

There is little to nothing we can provide for our race anymore, other than to systematize data obtained from other planets to assure our placement at the top and tending to offspring.

We have reached the point where our technology has surpassed those of our neighboring planets, and our competition is nonexistent. Our kind have become lackadaisical due to this development, with only one source of motivation to carry on: The election.

The election brings those who show exceptional skill in duty to offer them a chance to create offspring with the birth queen. To be elected as the primary colony drone of your pod is what many of my kind aspire to be.

There is no other goal on this planet worth more than the honor of meeting the birth queen: That alone has not changed.

Of the three variants of our kind—blue, green, and purple—the first to create the female heir with the current birth queen gains access to the throne as the queen’s mate until they expire.

Each of the selected drones will have equal attempts to inseminate the birth queen.

A successful female heir brings drones of her tone the Alpha title, granting them privilege under the birth queen.

If none are born female, or if none are born at all, the election starts again.

This is our way of life on Sixam.

For the sons that are born from the throne, they are nothing but possible suitors for whichever birth queen they may live under in the future, even if it may be their own birth queen.

There is a reason why many of us are enthralled by the birth queen, and it is very simple.

She is the only female on our planet.

…The only female allowed.

Females on our planet—aside from the queen or her possible female offspring—are scarce, and females found that are not related to the queen in any way are sentenced to death for treason against the current birth queen.

No matter how juvenile they may be.

Because this petty election is the only way to increase the growth of our species, we, as a race, are dying.

Many of us fail to open our eyes to our dwindling numbers and inefficient breeding process.

I am not one of them.

I want to change this life before it is too late.


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Note:

I had this story written for a while but it was written in different ways… I wanted to try writing something uhh short and simple without any real complications since I think too much when it comes to White Lies and Half TruthsSo this is just something I’m writing for fun to wrap my head around.

I have been reading so much about bees, but I’m no expert on bees. Why bees? I kinda wanted to set the setting to where things on Sixam worked like bees. You know, useless male bees only there for breeding stock and female worker bees. But then I thought about how ironic it’d be to have smart beings do stupid shit like, I don’t know—kill their own females because they don’t know what to do anymore?

I was going to pitch this as a “romantic comedy with a cute alien twist everyone knows about except for the characters in the story” but I ended up falling back into my usual.

Darn. Maybe someday I’ll write something less dark. 😭

P.S.
No underage aliens were harmed in the making of this chapter.

30 thoughts on “00: ELECTION

  1. Wow. This is such an intriguing story! I at first thought it might be a take on an amazonian culture but it’s ANTI Amazon…killing of females! WHAT?????

    Now, in Sixam, the males give birth and can be impregnated by the queen. Is this right? But how in the world can there be wandering females around? Unless the males can impregnate each other. Omg…I’m fraught with questions about this world and am TOTALLY geeking out. Sci fi is my first love. Sigh…I love it more than fantasy. So yay! You’ve blessed the world with another story. THANK YOU!!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you!
      Hahaha, it’s kind of like a dictatorship in a way, the queen is not only their ruler, but their God and everything :^) Any female around that isn’t a true heir to the throne has to be executed since it’s almost blasphemy 😱

      Not all males can give birth, but some of them can (but more on that later 😉)
      There are wandering females around because of something else… Revealed tomorrow hehe

      You’re very welcome!! I love Sci-fi a lot too, but it’s true–There aren’t many true to sci-fi simlit out there 😭 If I can’t get my fix, might as well make my fix 😉😂

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      1. Yeah I have a sci go story I’ve neglected, but it’s hard when there’s just not enough time. I pray you make time for this. Love it.🥰

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  2. Hooo interresting beginning! I wonder how things will develop. I mean, That queen clearly ain’t getting any younger, and ther whole breeding thing will make their population be rather…small, as he says.

    This whole system is ready for some kind of collapse. Females are usually more estimaded the males because of their breeding chances. A planet full of females, but with one male, will have a higher chance of surviving then one with a single female, that has to produce one child at a time. That’s some slow pace to develop a population!

    Also, I hope the election happens every year, or else the SIxam population is rather small. I wonder if Gideon will try to ovethrow the govement or talk some sense into the population. If the queen is seen as a god, it might nearly impossible to do so. You can’t argue against a God, after all.

    Interresting to see the wolrd-builing!One of my favorite aspects of sci-fi.

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    1. yea that queen DUSTY already, crazy she gets so much action still 👀 don’t break your back

      it really is a slow way for numbers, but they aren’t worried because they all have a stick up their butts 😔 everyone’s going to die out and they’re taking it in stride aaa
      It happens every few months, so it’s not too bad–but considering that it’s one female, she best be pooping out a whole litter every time in order to maintain their population or else, but it’s definitely only like one or, rarely, two LOL

      You definitely can’t oppose a God, especially when this ‘God’ has so many followers ready to skewer you the moment you say something wrong lmao

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  3. I am sooo hooked on this already! I can’t wait to see what happens. That queen is old and insane! Those poor females that were actually born not of her genetic makeup. Ugh. I can see why our hero wants to change. They will indeed soon be extinct.

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    1. Heyy Audrey!! ❤
      Glad you’re enjoying it so far!
      Is she really that insane if that’s the norm for their society? 🤔 But I definitely agree that she’s old LOL
      Crazy how resilient that womb is though, still spouting babies when she’s… past her prime

      The future is definitely bleak for Sixam at this rate 😱

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  4. This is the step scifi movies have not yet dared to go (at least I don’t think so? 🤔)
    Intelligent races have induced the end of their world, committed homicide on other nations but not to such an extent as here
    It kind of reminds me of king Herodes who let his soldiers kill all newborn males in order to secure his reign just that here, there is not even a reason for it. Just the absence of deeper purpose in a species’ existence now that all their concurrence has gone. Existential fear

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    1. Also I forgot to say that video came to my mind about rare pokemon species and why they are dying out. Now, I’ve actually never played pokemon but that guy talked about how a species with 7 females and a male will admittedly end up in inbred individuals but at the very least SURVIVE while one with 7 males and a female is much more likely to die because well, her reproductive capability is just lower or let’s say, more TIME-CONSUMING than that of males 😏

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      1. Lolol, I think that applies to most living creatures outside of pokemon! 😂
        But oof, that’s a big heck yeah
        Having to wait on the baby is definitely time consuming 😂😂😂

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    2. Hahaha, I think it’s an idea that floats around in sci-fi shows for sure
      I know in Star Trek they had an alien species that evolved so far ahead they couldn’t reproduce the way they used to anymore and had to do it through other means 🤔

      Yeah, they’re basically doing it because they basically worship the Birth Queen, and that they’re bored since there’s nothing else 🤷‍♂️

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    1. I tried to keep it pg-13 but ended up starting it off with a decapitated child 😔
      #justcementthings

      It just how it be sometimes I guess 🤷‍♂️

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