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Based on Spells R US # 39, from Femur's Lovingly Modified TG Romance Comics.
Spells R Us: Love Magnet by: Dale Ribbons
The trouble started when Daniel Clarke wanted to lose weight. All of his life he had been thin, until he entered his thirties and started developing a `middle-aged spread'. His job as a teacher at the local high school kept him from exercising like he should. So. he took long walks when he could. One of his favorite places to walk was the local mall. That's where he found the store that changed his life. Spells R Us!
Daniel laughed. He could imagine the pyramids, crystals, and other new age junk sold there. He didn't believe in any of it, but decided to go in just for laughs. He was very surprised by the store's interior. It seemed like a second-hand thrift store, crammed to the rafters with bric-a-brac.
"Well. Daniel, do you see anything that interests you?"
Daniel spun around. Standing behind a counter was an old man. He looked like he was anywhere between 50 and a hundred years old. He wore what looked like a ratty old bathrobe that matched the decor.. Daniel assumed he was the store manager. He certainly looked the part.
"Excuse me, but how do you know my name?"
"Oh, I know many things. I know you're a teacher, you drive a car that practically an antique, and not a good one, your best friend is your cat, Oscar, and you're a 35-year old virgin."
Daniel was shocked. How did this old man know such intimate details of his life? He turned to leave, but the door had disappeared!
"Now, don't panic, Daniel, I'm not a stalker. I'm the Wizard!"
That statement didn't exactly fill Daniel with relief.
"I'll just bet," he said, with mock confidence," you're going to tell me that all this stuff has magic powers."
"Yep! Used correctly, they can help people with their problems... like you."
"And what kind of problems am I supposed to have?"
"Well, you're a hermit. You have felt awkward around people all of your life. You have no self-confidence and a major fear of rejection. Thus, you find it difficult to make friends or create new relationships. Especially personal ones."
Daniel wanted to tell off the Wizard, but said nothing. He was blunt and rude, but was correct. Daniel was very lonely.
"But I have the item that will end your lonely days forever! It will make it so you'll never have to worry about being rejected ever again!"
The Wizard reached behind the counter and produced an antique ship's compass.
"TA-DA! This baby will change your life forever. It will turn you into a Love Magnet!"
Daniel had to laugh. The old man had him going up until this moment. He looked at the compass. It was a very nice looking antique. If nothing else, it would be a nice decoration for his apartment. The price the Wizard asked for it was very reasonable, so he bought it. He turned to leave and found the door had returned. He laughed again, thinking it was a neat trick.
Daniel returned home. He put the compass on a table by a window. He noticed two strange things about it. First, Oscar hissed and spit at it. Second, the needle did not point to north ... but at him.
That night, he was sitting grading homework. He noticed that the light of the full moon was shining through the window onto the compass ...and it was glowing! He felt drawn to it. When he touched it, there was a brilliant flash of light and a strange pulse of energy went through him. Daniel felt no different, but ran into the bathroom to check.
He saw a stranger in the mirror. He had the features of a male model. Wavy blond hair, blue eyes, a sexy mouth. He looked about ten years younger. He looked down at his body and saw he had the physique to match.
He had forgotten all about the homework. He needed to know if the other part of the Wizard's spell worked. That meant a night on the town. He went to the closet to some appropriate clothes. His clothes had changed, too! They were more fashionable and fit his new physique.
Daniel drove to the nearest bar. Being a Saturday night, the place was packed. He made an impression when he entered. All the women were smiling seductively. The men were all smiling, too. Daniel dismissed this as admiration. He asked the bartender for a drink When he tried to pay for it, the bartender refused to take his money. He told Daniel that all his drinks were on the house. He thought it was odd, since this bartender never gave free drinks to anyone. But this passed from his mind as he focused his concentration on the ladies.
To make a long story shorter, Daniel spent the remainder of the weekend in the company of bimbos. The Wizard's spell did indeed work. No woman could refuse his advances. He didn't notice, but no man said no to him either. Sunday evening, he was in bed with a bimbo named Priscilla, sound asleep from exhaustion.
As he slept, something strange happened. The compass glowed again. Daniel didn't feel the second energy discharge enter his body and effect its changes. Then, the compass, having done its work, vanished from his apartment and returned to the shop.
In the morning, Priscilla was gone too. Daniel remembered her getting up, dressing, kissing him on the cheek. and asking him to call her. He seemed to recall her calling him `lover girl'. Lover girl?!? That woke him up with a start. He began to rub the sleep out of his eyes when he noticed something was wrong. His hands were long and slim like a woman's. They were women's hands!
Daniel yanked back the covers and looked at his naked body. What he saw made him shriek like a woman. Which was okay SINCE HE WAS ONE NOW!
`He' ran to the bathroom again. His male model features were gone, replaced by female model features. Strawberry blond hair, sultry lips, dark blue eyes, lovely complexion, and a slightly upturned nose. His muscular male body had been replaced by a soft, feminine, hourglass figure. 'His' attention immediately came to the breasts. Not too large, but big enough to be pleasing to the male eye.
Suddenly, there was a loud knock on the front door. Daniel put on a robe and answered it, It was the landlady, Mrs. Constanza.
"Danielle, are you all right? I heard you screaming!"
DANIELLE? This confused Daniel. Mrs. Constanza acted as if she knew him as a woman. Then, he realized what was going on. The Wizard's spell must have changed her memories like it changed his clothes. This notion didn't fill Daniel with joy. It meant that everyone would remember him as a woman. Well, at least he ...she wouldn't have to explain away the changes at work.
Work! It was Monday morning! Daniel, or Danielle, quickly made up an excuse that got the landlady out of the apartment. Then, she went to her closet. Once again, her clothes had changed, this time to fashionable women's clothes. She was too busy to care. She quickly put on some clothes and make-up. It didn't occur to her to ask how she knew what were the right clothes or how make-up was enough. She just knew.
Things didn't get any easier for Danielle. Her car wouldn't start. That meant she had to take the bus. When she got to the bus stop, everyone cleared the bench for her. Then, when the bus arrived, she was the first one let on. Then, someone paid her fare and she was given the first seat. The bus driver actually changed his route so she would be the first to get off. Everyone, male or female, was being nice to her. A little too nice.
Her day grew stranger. Her students acted different. They didn't act like normal hyperactive teenagers who took five minutes to settle down. Today, from the moment they saw her, they acted as though they were mesmerized. Many of them, male and female, had dreamy looks in their eyes and a few, male and female, were fixated on certain parts of her anatomy. Still, they acted like they actually absorbed what she was trying to teach them.
Lunch came, and Danielle went looking for Phil Ericson. He was a history teacher Danielle was somewhat friendly with. Her main reason for wanting to see him was his hobby. Phil was fascinated with bizarre things like urban myths and governmental conspiracies. If anybody would know about Spells R Us, it would be Phil.
She found him at his usual lunch spot, a small stone wall in back of the school. He seemed surprised, but happy to see her. She noticed he was impeccably dressed as usual in a suit and tie. She also noticed how handsome he was. Tall, light blond hair, handsome features. This bothered her.
"Danielle! To what do I owe this pleasure?"
She didn't waste time, but came out and told him the whole story. He didn't seem surprised or shocked, or acted like she was crazy. He believed her.
"Actually, I `ve read about this store on the Internet, but I never thought it was real until now. To tell you the truth, I don't think there is any way for you to return to normal. By the time you go back to the mall, the store will have moved on to someplace else."
Danielle was horrified beyond belief. She was doomed to be a woman the rest of her life! She turned away to cry and Phil grabbed her shoulders to comfort her.
"Don't cry, Danielle. There are worse things to be than a beautiful, desirable, sexy woman."
Danielle was put off guard by Phil's words. Then, he started to nuzzle her neck. Just at that moment, Janice Penn walked by. Janice was a secretary in the school's office, about 22 years old, with brown hair and elfin features. She looked at Danielle lustfully.
"Phil!", Danielle cried out, her cheeks turning red, "What are you doing?"
"Gosh, Danielle, I can't keep my hands off of you! I want to nibble your body all over!"
"OH, ICK!" Danielle thought, "That lousy Wizard's spell turned me into a woman, and now EVERYBODY is after my body!"
As she watched this scene, Janice thought to herself: "Wow,that Danielle is hot! I wonder if she would consider some woman-on-woman action?"
Janice, who had been completely heterosexual until a minute ago, did not consider this new feeling at all strange.
"Excuse me," she said, "but can I interrupt you for a minute?"
Phil was slightly annoyed, but Danielle, grateful for the disturbance, broke fom him.
"Janice! I'm so happy to see you. What do you want?"
"Well, I saw you had to ride the bus this morning and I thought I might offer you a ride home tonight."
"Actually," Phil said, "I've already offered her a lift, followed by a nice, quiet evening together at her place"
"Oh, that sounds nice", Janice said, "I don't suppose I could join you and make it a threesome?"
Danielle stared agog at Janice. She knew what Phil had in mind, but this was too much ! She looked at Phil, who seemed to be going over the idea in his mind.
"Hmm. That's not a bad idea. We could have lots of fun together."
Janice was overjoyed, Danielle was so shocked that she couldn't speak, even to say no. They agreed to meet at 4:00. Then, the two kissed Danielle on each cheek. Someone, she isn't sure who, pinched her butt.
She was doomed! She could always ride home on the bus, but Janice would just get her address from the file in the office, and show up with Phil on her doorstep. So, like it or not, she was destined to become part of a menage-a-trios.
So it was that the trio found themselves in Danielle's apartment. She hated the smirk Mrs. Constanza gave her as they went in.As Danielle changed into something more comfortable, the other two ordered pizza. Danielle had to force the delivery boy to take the money owed him. They sat in front of the T.V., eating and talking. Then, Phil and Janice began to get closer to Danielle. They began to fondle her body. Danielle felt her body give in to its new hormonal urges, and began to caress them. Before too long, the three of them were in Danielle's bed, having, as Phil said, lots of fun.
Time passed. Phil and Janice were cuddled up together asleep. Danielle was sitting in her front room, in the dark, staring out the window. Oscar the cat came to sit in her lap.
"Oh, Oscar, you're my only true friend. Everybody else is just affected by the Wizard's spell. Nobody loves me for me. I'm surrounded by lovers, but I'm still lonely."
Danielle thought about her situation for a long time. The more she thought, the sillier it seemed. She hadn't asked the Wizard for true love. No, she just didn't want to be rejected anymore. The Wizard kept his word. It wasn't his fault if she wasn't satisfied. Or that she had to change sexes in order for the spell to work. Maybe she should stop complaining about things and enjoy her new life.
Danielle smiled. Yes, she would enjoy her new life.
A YEAR LATER
"The award for citywide teacher of the year goes to... Danielle Clarke"
Every one watched as the sharply dressed woman sashayed to the podium to accept her award. No one was surprised that she won, despite the rumors of affairs with several of her students. They commented on the fact that despite her fabulous wealth, a gift from her deceased oil baron husband, she still worked as a teacher. Just her way of giving back to the community. They also talked about how all of her students were grade-A, honor roll academics.
Danielle said a few words of thanks to the spellbound audience. Before she left, she waved to her friends, Phil and Janice. What a lovely couple they make. Then, she walked out, got into her Italian sports car, and drove home to her palatial estate.
There she was greeted by her staff: Raul, the gardener, who was as thick-as-a-fencepost; Gabrielle, the sultry French maid; Arthur, her handsome English major domo; Diana, her mousy secretary who was a tigress in bed; Marcy, her slinky chauffer; Dave, the mechanic, who was good with his hands; Erika, her amazonian personal trainer; Bruno, her personal masseur; and the rest, all personally chosen for their various specialties.
The Wizard was impressed as he watched Danielle in his crystal ball.. Not only had she adapted to her new life and power, she was capitalizing on it. He continued to watch as Danielle watched television while being massaged by Bruno. A local politician was making a speech.
"I can't believe that jerk is going to be our next mayor", she said, "He is going to completely ruin our schools. What we need is someone who can get everyone's support behind him and beat this clown."
"Someone like you, boss?", Bruno said.
Danielle smiled. It was an evil smile.
The Wizard felt a chill go up his spine. He knew Danielle would run for Mayor... and win. How could she lose? No one could reject her. Then, she would climb the political ladder, becoming Governor , Congresswoman or both. Then, she would become... President! With her power, she could have herself named President for life, and no one object! Then, she could influence the people of the world. She could, would, no... will TAKE OVER THE WORLD! And there was nothing anyone could do about it!
The Wizard hung his head. Sometimes, he thought, I'm too clever for my own good.
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