“Tommy’s Problem with Shadows” / Memorable Fancies #725

[“And where are you going / That you take no shadow? – W.S. Merwin]

     Tommy’s problem was that he cast no shadow. His classmates in grade school took turns following him and laughing and calling him names, chanting “Vampire! Vampire!” until the Human Sensitivity Office got involved and forced the children to apologize, which of course made them even more hostile to Tommy, made his life even more miserable.

     Specialists were called. Sadly, they told Tommy’s mom and dad that his rare condition had no known cure. He could be moved, they said, to a facility where people with similar handicaps were given the best of care and all the blood they could drink.

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THE WEDNESDAY PITCH

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