Gemini drabbles by Haiza Tyri
Gemini by Haiza Tyri


            They had always called him the Gemini, but that was no name. You had to call yourself something. He called himself Gem. But he had never told anyone that. He felt guilty hiding it from Mr. Raines. Calling himself Gem served no purpose. Yet he clung to the scrap of identity and hid it inside.

            Suddenly he was telling it to Jarod’s father, and Jarod’s father’s face went tight with pain. “Is that who you are?”

            “I don’t know who I am.”

            His hand on Gem’s heart, he said, “Is that who you are inside?”

            Considering, Gem said, “For now.”

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