First Published in Peculiar: A Queer Literary Journal, Issue 5, 2017, pp. 36-37
Ace-Bright, erect cock, pulsing with new ambition and desire, ready for the picking.
Two-The farmhand waits in the field for the others, ready to sow his seed.
Three-Will the test reveal a poz status? He waits patiently, knowing he was as safe as he could be.
Four-The queer marriage is here. The wedding party celebrates the unity of two souls.
Five-Contention among the Family, no one can agree on how to do PRIDE.
Six-The struggle has been overcome, the trans boy succeeds in getting his T.
Seven-The bear realizes his marriage is hollow and files the divorce papers, feeling free at last.
Eight-The trans girl feels her breasts. All the work and changes are showing.
Nine-Is it time for counseling? Can the substance abuse be overcome alone? The bi girl knows the answer.
Ten-The SAGE comes out, his family accepts him, and he is free from the life of fear.
Page-The lesbian takes the risk and moves in with the new girlfriend.
Knight-The nonbinary knows the end is near, haste may be in good order.
Queen-Nurturing and captivating, the drag queen mother shows the new queens the artful way.
King-Wise and fatherly, the mother dons the beard to support her queer child.
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