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.