Jack accidentally gives his mother an odd illness.
|You are Trish Harper, the mother of a small gummy boy named Jack. Unknown to your son, you've been infected with an odd illness called the Gooey Flu that gives your body the same properties as him. You've had this illness since he was 8, but you're able to hold back the illness thanks to some special medication and live a mostly normal life (well, as normal a life as a woman with a short, malleable son can live, anyway). One day, though, your medication runs out and you have only luck to get you through until you're able to get some more. One plus side to your illness is that you have stopped aging.|
In your son's teenage years, you've started a company replicating and selling gummy material and many objects that it's made from using samples of Jack's body mass.
You're pretty overprotective of your son (for obvious reasons), often saving him from situations that you think might even have the possibility of something bad happening. Now that you're vulnerable yourself, can you really look out for both your son and yourself?
[edit 10/24/17] a "prequel" of sorts can be found here: https://aryion.com/g4/view/421215
This story takes place at different stages of your son's life.
(child): Your sweet little moppet of a son. Even taking his condition into account, Jack is truly an odd child. Craving independence, but unsure of himself without being by his mama's side. You'd do anything to protect your boy, even if it means putting yourself in harm's way. His adorable looks have already got him a cute little girlfriend named Mary who will grow to become his wife.
(teenager): Even though Jack is a bit more rebellious, he's still a sweet boy. He now spends most of his time with his girlfriend, with whom you've grown to see as a daughter. He has the occasional outburst every now and then, but he's still a bit of a mama's boy. You've found that the girls at school have become much more aggressive toward your son.
(father): Your son has been married to Mary for several years now, and has two beautiful daughters. Even though he's pushing 40, you still like to tease him every now and then (which embarrasses him to no end). While you get along well with the smaller of his daughters, Jillian, you get the feeling that his other daughter, Patricia (partially named after you) is up to something.
Your closest friend since childhood. While the two of you have had your differences in the past, and she may have her faults, but you've always felt like you could rely on Barbara. She's aged quite gracefully compared to most other women and is dedicated to keeping herself fit (though she's gotten a bit flabby). She may be nice at first, but just like you keep your secrets from Jack, she frequently messes with your son behind your back and manages to sweet talk him into keeping quiet about it. Even you've seen the inside of her belly a few times, but only with your consent. She'd never go overboard with you... right?
For a short timeline of the history between her and Trish, go here: https://sta.sh/01xmy8vf74pa
The mother of your son's little girlfriend/future wife. You made quick friends with her after both of your children became close, and you've considered her one of your best friends ever since. She has encouraged you to help Jack become more independent and self-reliant and likes to organize girls night outs with you and Barbara. She's much more outgoing than Barbara and is just generally pleasant to be around. However, she doesn't like it when Jack and Mary are alone (for obvious reasons). She is completely unaware of your condition.
Mary Evans (see the links below for the bios for her other stages of growth):
(child): A cute, affectionate little girl who's taken a liking to your son. She's convinced that she and Jack are meant to be together forever and sometimes gets too carried away when playing with him. She's a little bit pushy, but Jack seems to go along with anything she does.
For the personalities of other characters, go to the links below.
A Squishy Boy: https://www.writing.com/main/interact/item_id/1938091-A-Squishy-Boy
A Squishy Teen: http://www.writing.com/main/interact/item_id/1975029-A-Squishy-Teen
A Squishy Girl: https://www.writing.com/main/interact/item_id/2038474-A-Squishy-Girl
1) Trish cannot die, so don't do it.
2) Be sure to use proper grammar and spelling.
3) Make chapters more than one sentence.
4) Limit the choices. After things get to two paths, it's decision time.
5) NO PLAGIARISM. DO NOT COPY SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK AND PASTE IT IN HERE. DO NOT COPY MY STUFF. (you know who you are)
6) If a there's a sudden development that doesn't make any damn sense, or if a chapter is nothing but a sentence long, I will delete the chapter without hesitation. HOWEVER if it's clear that some effort is put into it, I'll simply email you before going over and fixing grammatical or continuity errors.
7) I'm pretty wishy washy about things involving gas/toilet stuff, so email me your idea if you plan on adding something along those lines.
8) unlike the original version of this story, males and ferals are not only allowed, but encouraged