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It’s not a bad start if it’s your first science fiction story. One of the big problems of the genre is finding fresh themes and plots. This one is not uncommon. In fact it’s quite close to the plot of the new(ish) sci fi film ‘Arrival’. Aliens going back in time to offer humanity a gift of some kind that will change its future. I like the way you’ve structured the story, doing most of it in flashback. Another problem of a lot of sci fi, especially short stories, is the tendency to concentrate on plot to the detriment of… Read more »

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