Who Are You Today? (short fiction)
"There seems to be a communal shift, like white blood cells sighting a tagged invader. "
CW: some language and brief mention of violence.
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I know what they’d like, they’d like a blank they could fill in. A person already filled in disturbs them terribly.
-Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt, or Carol