Rejuvenated by Gramps

Author's Description:
What do you get when you play a Country record backwards? You get your dog back, you get your truck back, you get your girl back... David Stein is a quiet man. He's divorced, but can't move on. Inexplicably, he finds his body is regenerating itself. What all, in the end, will he get back?
Size: 315 KB ( ~ 59,733 words)
Genre: Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Science Fiction, Slow, Transformation

Review by Teloz   [other reviews by Teloz]

Reviewed: 2012-08-10

Whilst this is an excellent story, and technically very good, I do have a couple of problems with it.

In general, the story is about the rejuvenation of a moribund marriage, but in particular, the drama revolves much around religious circumcision.

Let me point out here, that I am in not anti-religion in any way, shape, or form. Though an atheist myself, I defend to the death the right for others to follow their beliefs, but I cannot, and will not, condone the mutilation of children. I apologize to all you people out there that practice terrible act, but I count circumcision as only one step behind female genital mutilation, a practice I find so vile it makes me feel physically sick just to think about it.

The thing that hurt me most though, was the intimation that a foreskin was somehow unclean. I've had one for sixty-six years, and never had an infection yet! Not only that, I've never caused an infection in anyone I've loved! I'm also led to believe, that 75% of American males are circumcised for reasons of 'hygiene'. A sad reflection on American parents. Someone once said, "There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes." For me, there's no such thing as an unhygienic foreskin, just an unhygienic owner.

I don't have a problem with adult circumcision, it's your body, do with it as you will; if you want to make a religious commitment by having you prepuce amputated fine, but it's still wrong to force this mutilation on babies and children! Child circumcision for anything other than genuine medical reasons should be outlawed! I won't even touch on the religious indoctrination of children!

After all that, Rejuvenated is a good story, and if you can cope with the subtle proselytizing, well worth reading.


Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 6