Mark lives a sheltered life. As the son of a pastor, kids make assumptions about how he can’t watch movies or listen to music. What his friends really wonder is if Mark is gay? Mark isn’t allowed to date unless he sneaks out of the house. But his friends wonder if it’s a facade.
So his huge crush, Jessica Robinson, makes a deal with him: Ask your dad to take you to a strip club, and I’ll take you on a date!
(Erica Orloff edited this short story)
(© 2021 AC)