"Improvise" by John Beechem

This piece was originally published for Micro 100:  100 Words of Horror http://micro100.blogspot.com/.

Dr. Kuehler contemplated the options presented by his workshop. His assistant, the ambitious Fred Osborn, waited nearby. Two young bodies, a male and female, lay stabilized on a slab beneath a sheet. Kuehler had surreptitiously recovered them from a traffic accident before emergency personnel arrived. Now, they clung to the thin membrane between life and death.

"Brain transplant?" Kuehler suggested. "It would certainly lead to some interesting experiments regarding human sexuality."

"If I may be so bold sir, the damage caused to the male compromises the validity of that endeavor."

"Hmm. Then improvise. Produce something marvelous."

"I won't disappoint you."