It concern a legend related to Mount Bromo.
In this legend, a couple must promise to sacrifice their youngest child to the volcano gods to solve their problems with poverty and infertility. What stuck with me was the word “youngest”.
In my story, “[Protagonist name] and the volcano”, [protag]’s mother does the exact same thing, and then keeps having more children as she grows to appreciate all of their previous kids (even the ones with birth or personality faults) and does not want them to die. She manages to keep the gods stall since as long as the couple is alive, there’s always the possibility of a new YOUNGEST child. The rest of the story follows the [protag]’s relationship with her aging parents (and their regret that they gave him/her birth already knowing s/he would be sentenced to death; his/her youngest older brother, who barely escaped becoming the sacrifice because of his/her birth; his/her other siblings, learning about how his/her parents ended up deciding they should live for each and every one of them, learning to see past their faults (there’ll certainly be a brother with a disability, and one who is EVIL) and with the village people (aware and reacting differently to his/her predetermined fate).
I have a feeling I could make an excellent story out of it.
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