Part Two of our queer dark switchblade-and-sorcery novel, Those Who Create and Destroy, is here, with a new chapter free to read every Monday and Friday.
In today’s new chapter, “Transitions from Persona to Object,” Cyrano confronts Hunter about what happened in the men’s room at Lunaria Club.
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“Transitions from Persona to Object”
story by Mabel Harper & Emrys Webb
written by Emrys Webb
Cyrano had called in sick to work twice. On the third day, his father had come into his room, hauled him up out of bed by the collar of his ratty t-shirt, and told him to get his lazy ass to work before he got booted off the Grand Philosopher’s project, and how he’d never make anything of himself if he couldn’t even show up to work with a measly head cold.
Which was what Cyrano had been telling everybody was wrong with him.
So he’d showered—pointless as that felt—and ironed some clothes he’d pulled out of the dirty pile. Avoided looking at himself in the mirror while he brushed his teeth. Shuffled out the door, skipping breakfast, just in time to catch the bus. Flirted with the thought of putting himself in front of the vehicle instead of inside it.