The Gender Lottery
The scourge nearly wiped out mankind long ago. Now, the few females that are born are prized and protected by the men.
One fifteen-year-old boy has spent his life working in the dirt and grime of the fields. He dreams of a better future by winning the coming-of-age lottery. He and his best friend participate in their first lottery and so become men in the community. But when his ticket is chosen, the life he wins turns out to be nothing like he expected.
The Gender Lottery is a 7100 word short story.