Prism & Pen
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Blood and Water: A Trans Messiah and His Beloved

I will die for you

A man in a long white robe with his back to the viewer, kneels by a lake.
Image by Kingrise from Pixabay

The sun is just spilling over the mountains, gilding the surface of Lake Gennesaret as Yasha kneels on the wave-smoothed rocks at the edge of the water and dips the scrap of fabric he carries. Whorls of red curl out into the water, fading into the waves. Yasha twirls the rag in his fingers until the water runs…

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