Bouquet (Trust Machines)Before the white chrysanthemumSketchySeraph
The scissors hesitate
-Yosa Buson, tl. Robert Hass
Khanh paused, his shears just a scant quarter of an inch from trimming a flower from the plant before him. Rather, he froze just short of trimming his wife. Harriet had Venned into a plant for time being, a part of their living arrangement.
The pair of lovers were struggling Venn artists, each trying to get by on commissioned pieces. However, not everyone had need of her sculpting gifts, just as not everyone had need of his floral forms. Naturally, two people living one person's salary was hardly ideal, so the pair had decided to rotate off between work.
When Khanh had offers to change people into plants, he'd change Harriet into one as well, taking her with him on business trips. Likewise, Harriet would do the same to him, making him anything from a desk ornament to a statue fit for a gorgeous yard.
Of course, their weekends were spent together, each of the pair explo
Treeson (Mother Nature)(Woman to Tree)SketchySeraph
Gary Randolph was a very eco-minded guy, which made it odd that he was a lumberjack by trade.
It wasn’t his choice, honestly. He’d been picked up as a kid for a few smash-and-grabs, and as he put it: “You try finding a job when you’ve got a record.” He’d tried local pawn shops; auto dealers; even telemarketing firms. But while all of these people would hire other felons, nobody trusted a thief.
He’d had nowhere else to turn but the Alcobb Lumber Company, which drove him mad. They were deforesting his local town and he was working for them! It was like a Satanist being hired as church organist.
But he was damned good at the job, and he soon rose to be the foremost logger at his branch. He had a lot of say, but corporate could shut him down whenever they wanted.
Like now. For all his influence, Gary had nothing he could do to prevent the damnable company from chopping down his childhood woods; nothing he could do but pray. Thankfu
Hydrangea Hijinks (TransFun)(Woman to Hydrangea)SketchySeraph
Claire yawned, sending an idle glance to her watch. She still had about a minute until her lawn was fully watered. Then… The woman smiled, already feeling her serum bubbling in her veins. She’d been looking forward to this vacation for the past month, a special week of leave for her latest project.
That was the nice thing about working with TransFun. If you developed a serum, you earned all testing rights. The second Claire had tried that, she knew she had to work on a hydrangea serum. Everybody wanted to be animals; nobody wanted things like trees or bushes.
Well, that changed today. Claire tossed her hose to her side, dropping the watch on the ground beside her. With that, she was completely naked. The woman strode confidently ahead, feeling the grass beneath her toes turn to nice and damp soil.
She’d earned this little break: some time as a bush. She’d worked so hard on her serum: a condition-activated drink that would transform the user
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“Candy, meet Lenny. Lenny, my girlfriend Candy.”
The woman so introduced looked momentarily puzzled, then smiled and crouched down to hold her hand out to the cat. “Hello Lenny, pleased to meet you.”
The large black and white tomcat prowled closer to the auburn-haired woman his associate had brought into the small apartment. He sniffed at her fingers, then purred approvingly. Then he meowed plaintively and trotted over to his food bowl.
“Oh, George, haven’t you fed him?”
“Of course I have,” George grumbled, but at a look from his date he dug out another tin of tuna and opened it. Lenny meowed approvingly, and wound his way between Candy’s legs as he waited for his repast.
Soon George and Candy were sitting on the apartment’s one couch, with a bottle of wine and two glasses in front of them. Before George had finished pouring, Lenny hopped into Candy’s lap and proceede