- Categories:Gender, Short Story
- in "Fantastic Adventures" magazine December 1945
Shaftway Danger over at Fictionmania reported this story...
He has it. I do not :(
The December 1945 Fantastic Adventures had a story with a good TG
bit in it. The story was "The Serpent has Five Fangs" by Don
Wilcox, one of the more prolific pulp writers of the day. In it, an
adventurer travels to South America to find "a queenly gift",
assuming that it meant treasure. After an encounter with a magic
serpent, he wakes to find he has been transformed into a beautiful
blonde woman. Here is an excerpt:
A change had come over me, and my first clear-cut feeling of
altered instincts, as I groped for consciousness, concerned Safsaf.
Grizzled, gaunt man that he was, he was every inch a hero -- and he
was handsome. And I lay on the shelf watching him walking along the
opposite side of the cavern, and I gathered my disarrayed clothing
about myself as neatly as I could, covering my breasts and
smoothing the skin anklets that still clung to me.
I adjusted the goatskin mask on my face. I rolled up the cascade of
blonde hair that hung over my shoulder, and covered it tightly
within the Kisqv headdress.
She travels back to the US with her wife, who can't understand how
a stranger could have her husband's ticket. Eventually, she manages
to get changed back to a man, too bad. Well it was 1945 after all.
originally posted by anonymous cj on 2003-10-19, no edits, entryid=3324