June's Other Stories
IT'S HERE! The Deal
“The Deal, “ June’s first science fiction story, is set in New York City in the near future. It’s about an elderly, wealthy couple who decide to get their brains transplanted into the bodies of recently deceased, young adults so as to have more time together. The story appears in the Fall, 2020 issue of The Dark Sire, a quarterly literary magazine for enthusiasts of gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological realism in short fiction, poetry, and art.
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Manhattan, New York, in the near future
“Oh my God, Sam, will you look at this?”
“What are you talking about?”
“This headline: ‘NEW ACTRESS OR OLD? INGENUE SLATED TO WIN BEST ACTRESS’.”
“Just listen: ‘Twenty-three-year-old ingénue, Indira Adira, is favored to win the Oscar this evening for her role as Melanie Hamilton in the remake of the 1939 classic Gone with the Wind’.”
“Come here, Ruthie,” murmured Sam as he cuddled his wife from behind and nibbled on the back of her neck.
“Let’s get back to what we were doing.”
Ruth pushed him away. “Stop, Sam. You’re mussing my hair.”
“Aw, come on—”
“No, wait a minute. ‘Speculations abound that Ms. Adira is, for all intents and purposes, Dame Olivia herself as she renders to pitch-perfect perfection the role that made—’”
“Will you shut up? I haven’t even gotten to the good part yet. ‘But the good doctors at NYU Medical Center know better. In a slip I had to swear on my mother’s eyes I’d keep secret, a surgeon-in-the-know divulged that two years ago, at the time of the aging actress’s disappearance, her brain was transplanted into the body of that beauty queen killed in the midnight crash on FDR Drive just north of Battery Park—’ ”
“I’m not done, Sam!” Ruth stamped her foot, but the sound was lost in the plush carpeting of their spacious Second Avenue penthouse. ‘Of course, anyone today with five million bucks can have that same procedure at any of our great teaching hospit—’"
“Oh, forget it. My breakfast is getting cold,” he muttered before retreating into a smoldering silence.
Well, did you ever fantasize about doing this? Find out what could happen. If you dare,