What Is This Thing?, new fiction in Passages North

New fiction "What Is This Thing?" is up now at Passages North. Here's the first sentence:
I had this thing on my arm, on the back of my arm, so I asked my friend, What is this thing? and she said, I’m not a doctor, not, I mean, a medical doctor, though, really, she is not any kind of doctor; like me, she does have a master’s degree, but, because she has started teaching at the local community college, she has recently introduced this new ambiguity into her title.