Kimberly Ann Dufray Is Not Afraid, by Leah Bobet
#29: “Kimberly Ann Dufray Is Not Afraid” by Leah Bobet
Synopsis: Elective surgery takes a radical turn.
The protestors were already there when I pulled into the pay parking lot across the street from the office. The clinic rose through a thicket of signs, cardboard and duct tape bending in the stiff lake breeze. Sun glittered off broken glass. Everything reeked of smoke.
The pro-choicers were on my side of the building, the rest of them on the other—under a whole smorgasbord of names like Spectrum Heritage, Diversity Alliance, Save Black Culture. The wind fluttered police lines, paper, hair. I ducked and twisted through the crowd to the front.
Thought-provoking set up, with the best ending I’ve ever read.
“Kimberly Ann Dufray” is free online at Strange Horizons.