“Bodies are the Strongest Conductors” by James Robert Herndon

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Lumpy doesn’t make life easy for Nicky when he comes over with all things Nicky’s mother would not approve of due to his condition. Nicky doesn’t want easy. All he wants is someone to accept him – specifically, Lumpy.

Bodies are the Strongest Conductors

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About the Author
James Robert Herndon’s stories have appeared in the Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction, Strange Horizons, Halfway Down the Stairs, and other publications. His story "Mammals" was selected by Jeff VanderMeer as the winner of the Omnidawn fiction contest, and is now available as a chapbook. He lives with his wife in Atlanta, where he works in the field of digital accessibility and is a dog transporter for a local animal shelter. His website is jamesrobertherndon.com.
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