Elara's Wave

Sarah Huizar, University of Texas at El Paso


A cautionary story rooted in themes of autonomy and identity, Elara’s journey begins when she joins the MM (Martian Marines) to follow in her late father’s footsteps. Along the way, she learns he essentially pioneered an on-going femicide mission on Mars by kidnapping vulnerable women and replacing their reproductive organs with alien wombs. The MM’s aim is to weaponize these women to form a militarized coalition after they transform into strong alien creatures. When Elara investigates the MM’s goings on, she is kidnapped, too. However, the alien womb she is implanted with provides her with adverse effects, giving her the same incredible abilities as the other subjects, but without transforming her physical body into an alien creature.

Subject Area

Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Huizar, Sarah, "Elara's Wave" (2021). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28540896.