An oft-used trope in TG fiction is futuristic technology for switching a person’s mind from one body to another. (Doing so magically is a whole different thing.) When and if such technology ever becomes available, I can guarantee that it will be used and abused; certainly by those rich enough to afford it, and quite likely by those who delight in screwing around with other people’s lives. In this tale, which does have a sting in its tail—and would totally have made a great Twilight Zone episode—a young couple goes out for dinner at a fancy restaurant… and stumbles into the field of play for a rich man’s deadly game. You don’t have to imagine the rest, it’s right here in the story. Enjoy!
This story is unlike any I’ve written before, but for another mind-blowing science fiction tale I’ll point you to 2014’s “Stand By Me“, which also stands as one of my best and favorite stories.