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NATHAN ALLING LONG: The Homeless Man Who Broke into the Division Retailer


Every night he’d slept frozen stiff in cramped spaces. He just wanted to be warm.

But why not try on a suit, some comfortable shoes?

When he heard security coming through the aisles, he quickly struck a pose.

They passed him by, oblivious.

Now he poses all day—inside, warm.


Nathan Alling Long’s collection of fifty short fictions, The Origin of Doubt, was a 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Nathan lives in Philadelphia.

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