DuWayne Brayton of Traumatized by Truth wrote a poignant piece of short ficton that you need to read. I’ll pullquote the same chunk he did:

The only thing I am afraid of now is that you will assume I didn’t love you with the depth and passion that I have always felt for you. I am terrified that my leaving now means just that. It hurts me. It literally hurts me, my stomach clenched, my mouth dry. It hurts more than the loss of my parents and brother when they cut me out of their lives. You have cared for me and loved me in ways I never imagined possible, and I have always loved you with every little bit of myself. I am afraid that every bit of me is simply not enough.

Go read!

(Okay, it’s not a “book”, but it’s literature. That counts, right?)

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3 thoughts on “‘Leaving’

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    Thank you. I’d love it if everybody read this one. I can’t tell you how hard it was to get that in an email and not immediately start bragging to the world that someone had sent it to me. 🙂

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    (Okay, it’s not a “book”, but it’s literature. That counts, right?)

    If it was, would you read it? I’ve been tossing the idea around for a couple of months and finally figured out the vehicle when I woke up Monday.

    I really wanted to write a romantic piece, but most romantic shit bores the shit out of me. I figured queers + genderfuck + death with dignity would make an awesome love story.

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    I may. It would certainly be more interesting than your average romantic piece. My “it’s not a book” referred to my putting it in the Books category on my blog, so yeah.

    I don’t know if you could expand this particular piece without becoming a retelling of their life story. Which might have merit, honestly.

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