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Sent to get a switch for a spanking, a young boy is surprised when a tree he frequents - one with supernatural designs on him - starts speaking.

Sent to get a switch for a beating, a boy is surprised to converse with a tree. The tree urges him to behave so there will be no need for switches. Its limbs are getting pretty bare. The boy says that he tries, but that his little brother gets him so mad. The tree tells the boy that his brother is only a baby. It won't always be that way.

When the boy decides that he can't behave long enough or well enough to suit his parents, the tree severs a limb onto his head - knocking him out. Soon, with the rustling of leaves, the tree trades consciousnesses with the boy. He knows how to behave, and it will be great to be human! As the tree leaves in its new body, he plucks a switch from the tree for what will be his last punishment. Yes, to be in the world of man, this "switch" he can live with.

Submitted: May 4, 2019
Last Updated: November 21, 2019

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The Writer: Mike Murphy

Mike has had over 150 audio plays produced in the U.S. and overseas. He’s won a Columbine Award and a dozen Moondance International Film Festival awards in their TV pilot, audio play, short screenplay, and short story categories. His prose work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. In 2016, he won The Columbine Award for his TV pilot script "The Bullying Squad." In 2015, Mike's script “The Candy Man” was produced as a short film under the title DARK CHOCOLATE. In 2013, he won the inaugural Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. His second short film, "Hotline," is in pre-production. He is currently working on his second feature-length script, "The Unicorn in... Go to bio

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