The First Voyage

Laura was sitting alone in the bathroom, wishing desperately the party would end and she could go home. Where was Jenny? Probably talking someone’s ear off about physics. They’d have to find a designated driver, because there was no way she was even remotely sober.

Jenny staggered into the bathroom, a somewhat unnerving grin on her face. “Hey Laura, want to see something cool?”

“I suppose so?”

“I’m really a Shifter.”


“No, really! I have all the memories of all the other mes in all the other worlds, and I can also jump between them. Like this. Hold on tight!” Jenny had always made up these strange stories since they were in high school, and Laura knew the best thing to do was play along. Jenny grabbed her by the hand, and then she felt the world lurch around her. She caught a brief glimpse of a clear night sky with two moons, and then they fell to the floor in the bathroom. What just happened? Laura hadn’t drunk anything…

Jenny groaned, clutching her head. “I’m never doing that again…”

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