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Bread and Stones — A Transgender Messiah is Tempted in the Wilderness

Prequel: “Are you not the Son of God?”

A depiction of Jesus: a bearded man with long hair kneels praying on a dusty ground with a bare mountain behind him.
Image by Kingrise from Pixabay

The dust stretches out as far as Yasha can see, hot and dry. The sun beats upon his head like a living thing digging its claws into his scalp. He kneels in the sand, waiting — for what he is not certain.

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