Happy Saturday! It’s a relaxed, quiet weekend here. I missed last week’s snippets because we were out of town. I’m glad to be back!
Today’s bit is still out of Leaps of Faith, from a story called “Pretty Boyish.” Cat, the 13yo MC, is genderqueer (and only interested in boys). Last time, he was wondering what it would feel like to wear a “girls” bathing suit. This week, he’s admiring one. Due to being raised by loving, affirming parents, Cat has no trouble accepting other people exactly as they are.
They were by the lake, maybe three or four days before Blaze left. An older girl, with curvy hips and boobs big enough to be mildly alarming to Cat, caught them staring. She glared at Cat, and he looked away. He couldn’t tell her that he was looking at her clothes, not her, and he’d really liked her pink polka dot bikini with the cute bows between her breasts and at her waist. The girl didn’t seem to notice or care that Blaze was looking too. She probably didn’t realize he was a boy.
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