SPONTANEOUS CHOICES SHORTS features short serialized fiction by author Shannon Muir, that may be later released as part of e-book or print collections. This summer runs a special event from August 12th through the end of the month on Mondays through Thursdays called “End of Summer”. This is part 9. Keep an eye out for a full week of ANIMATED INSIGHTS the first week of September! “Hmm. What’s Tranyon got to do about all this? Is he a boy you’re interested in that you’re afraid won’t love you anymore if he knew the truth?” her adoptive mother asked.   “Britta told the whole school, remember?”   Summer looked down at the floor, her head heavy as sadness overwhelmed her.   “I can’t imagine he’d even want to be seen with someone like me. And then there’s Daina. I don’t know what to think of her. At least she told me the truth, but even she said it like she thought it made me a different person now. I used to think of her like a sister.”   Summer’s adoptive parents – the ones she could truly call family – both held her in a comforting embrace. She never wanted them to let go.   “What am I going to do?” she cried.   “Never stop being who you are,” her father said.   Summer still wasn’t sure she fully knew what that meant.