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Father Figure

Father Figure

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

This story was written in late 1990 or early 1991, and appeared in the fanzine ‘Faithful Friends/Agreeable Companions,’ published in June 1991. The mirror sucks me in. The Routine — I do it every evening — takes me just a few minutes now. It’s a little dance I choreographed myself. One long, slow turn in front of the cheval in our quarters, to examine the splatter of freckles and moles that’ve appeared on my face and along my arms and across my chest and...

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