by Tory Temple
Rory wakes up one morning with some very new and strange body parts. He has wings, and he and his lover Tad learn that wings are a very good thing indeed. They experiment a little with the new appendages, and wonder if they'll stay around, and if they do? What are the lovers going to do?
On the first day of summer, Rory Donovan woke up to find wings.
“What the fuck are those?”
Rory looked up from where he’d been studying his shoulder blades in the mirror. His boyfriend, Tad Henderson, stood in the doorway of the bathroom with his mouth agape. “I don’t know,” Rory admitted, looking over his shoulder again to see his reflection. “They look like… wings.”
“Wings?” Tad said in disbelief, and crossed the threshold to stand next to Rory. “You’ve got to be fucking kidding.”
“Then what the hell do they look like to you?” Rory turned slightly to the left and right, trying to see from all angles.
Tad pushed at his shoulder and turned Rory completely around so Tad could examine the things that had suddenly sprouted from Rory’s shoulders. Tad touched one of them and Rory felt it clear down his spine. Whatever they were, they sure had a fuck of a lot of nerve endings. “They look like…” Tad stopped and considered his answer. “They look like wings.”