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a short fiction piece inspired by my own journey coming out as bisexual.
I chose a fiction narrative to better capture the internal processes I experienced,
including the "clunky" feeling - as though I was taking up too much space - around certain people;
I'd later learn this was my heart's way of telling me I was attracted to another person.
an essential part of my journey was learning that having the potential to be attracted
to more than one gender and/or sex was its own thing.
To go back would have killed me. To turn aside would have derailed me.
each person was born holding an identical rock.
each rock has many brilliant specks.
each speck represents something to care about as the person goes through life;
this makes each rock very heavy.
some people joined with others
to care for all the things reflected by the specks,
making each responsibility seem lighter.
they found when two or more people carried the rocks together,
the process was more joyful.