Short stories by Octavia Butler
Listing 3 stories.
An alien race uses humans to host their parasitic offspring. After a human boy witnesses the birth of these parasites, he is horrified by the symbiotic agreement and realizes why the alien has nourished him so much better than his siblings all his life.
A woman is responsible for finding telepathic children finds herself at a crossroads when her former employers are after her.
A woman attempts to find connection and security in a dystopian, disease-ridden world where humans can no longer speak to one another and murder is a daily risk.