Body Switch

So many basketball fans are in awe of Stephen Curry and would give anything to have just half of his talent. But what if they could switch bodies and be him for just one game? Think how thrilling that would be.

If I could, I would love to switch with someone whose body was in better shape, who did not carry the excess weight that I have dealt with for most of my life. Would I like this to be a permanent switch? Maybe not. I already know all the flaws of my body. All the broken bones and knee problems. I have looked at this face as it aged and am not embarrassed by the changes that have taken place.

These are all superficial changes, however. What if you looked so much like someone else that you could walk in the same shoes, wear the same clothes, speak the same language and assume the same roles? Would you do it?

Many fantasy stories have dealt with this issue, but have you?
Your task is to write a story in which two people switch places. It can be an accidental switch, such as one person stepping through a closing door as the other is stepping out. Or it can be an intentional switch. One person deliberately searches for a look-alike, contacts that individual, and then the two of them agree to change places for a set period of time.

For some of you, this will be a real stretch, but that is what writing is all about. Exploring new topics in order to find our niche.

Have fun with this!

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