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Picking up a few lines from last week’s snippet from a neglected WiP. The boys have been stranded on a deserted street in a winter storm, turned away by a church shelter because they’re gay. They’ve been rescued by a woman across the street who has bustled them off to a shower. Clean, warm, and dry, Tommy and Alex have followed their noses to the kitchen. This is unedited, so in the words of our fearless leader, “Squint.”
“Is there anyone you want to call to let them know you’re all right? I have a couple pay as you go phones so they won’t be able to find you.”
They exchanged glances and shook their heads. “There’s no one. Our parents won’t care and neither will the rest of our families.”
“They all turned against us too.”
She nodded. “Small town? Everyone went to the same school and same church and no one ever stepped outside the line?”
“Westbrook’s not much better in some ways. But this place is a haven for those who don’t fit in.”