Seeds of Yesterday Themes

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Incest is a Family Problem

The idea that Incest is a Family Problem began with Chris and Catherine's mother, who married her half-uncle. Their mother was shunned by her father for that relationship and would have been disinherited if he had ever known she had children from that marriage. That's what led to the children being banished to the attic for many years. While there, their grandmother who helped hide them, told them they were born of evil seed and that they were contaminated.

Growing into teens while locked in the attic, Chris and Catherine began exploring their sexual curiosity with each other, actually living up to the theory that Incest is a Family Problem.

None of Catherine's children were fathered by Chris, so none of them are "contaminated." However, incest continues to be a family problem because they confide their secret to their children and expect them to...

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