“Persimmon, Teeth, and Boys” by Steve Berman

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Sixteen-year-old Cecil struggles to understand his own identity when fellow student, Bergen, peaks his curiosity. The only one Cecil can turn to for advice is an eccentric tooth sprite with questions of his own, and his presence comes with a cost.

Persimmon, Teeth, and Boys

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About the Author
Steve Berman loves to tell stories that are both queer and weird. He has written and sold over a hundred articles, essays, and short stories. Since 2008 he has edited Wilde Stories, an annual anthology reprinting the prior year's best gay speculative fiction. He was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award for editing the anthology Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe. His YA novel, Vintage, was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award.
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