Saturday, March 28, 2015

Elevator


Alex arrived just a little late for work and pressed the elevator button harshly. The door opened but the woman inside didn’t get off. She stayed inside without pressing a button as he took it to his office on the top floor. She was still in there when he went on his morning coffee break both leaving and coming back, and she was still not leaving nor pressing any buttons. When Alex went to lunch, he finally decided to speak up. He pressed the elevator stop button and asked, “Okay, what’s your deal?” The woman smiled nervously and looked around, “I know it’s going to sound strange, but I am not this woman. I am not a woman at all. At least I wasn’t until this morning. I was a guy. I got into the elevator with her, and something happened...we switched bodies. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true! She darted out on the second floor, but I’m guessing whatever swapped us must be in this elevator...or triggered by it. If I just wait long enough, maybe she’ll come back and then we’ll swap back.” Alex just looked at her, thinking she must have been crazy. But something about her delivery felt honest. She couldn’t possibly be telling the truth, could she?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jogger (Part 4)

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As Walter entered this new house, he realized he was also starting a new life. His old body was gone, he’d only see his wife in passing in the neighborhood, never getting the chance to ask if she even noticed something had been amiss. He dug through his wardrobe and pulled out a sensible black dress. His job still seemed to be the same, though he couldn’t help but wonder if he’d be able to command the same amount of respect as a woman as he once did as a man. Judging from the house, at least he appeared to be single, which was a small relief for him. After his experience jogging earlier, he decided he’d rather focus on his career instead of dating. And once his got to the office, things seemed almost normal, almost like nothing had changed. Except, of course, he knew that wasn’t the case. With his new body, nothing would ever really be the same.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jogger (Part 3)

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It was a bit of a relief that no one in the office seemed to think anything was strange about Walter being a woman. He ended up putting in a long day on the job and stayed late. By the time he got home, his wife was asleep. If anyone would’ve noticed something was wrong, surely it would be her, right? He thought about waking her but decided it could wait until the next morning.

He didn’t sleep much. It wasn’t that he had trouble or that he was tossing and turning. He just felt like he had to get up early, at around 4:30AM. He showered and got ready. As he looked in his closet, he felt slightly better when he saw his own suits and pants, but he couldn’t help himself reaching past them to put on his wife’s workout clothes -- a pink top and spandex workout pants. By 5AM he was out the door with his wife still asleep in the bed. He ran, feeling compelled to jog. Every time he passed by a man, he could feel their eyes staring at him. It was two full hours before he was finally able to stop. He stood outside a house that he knew wasn’t his, but for some reason, it now felt like home. He grabbed a key from under the mat and entered. After all, he needed to finish getting ready for work.

Jogger (Part 2)

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Walter slipped into his office, hoping no one saw him, and closed the door. Where a spare shirt and tie once hung, there was now a light brown dress. He could only guess that this was still his office somehow adjusted for the fact that he had a different body now. He told himself that at least he wouldn’t have to worry what his co-workers would say. Deciding it was better than the jogging outfit, he changed into the dress. The hem and the neckline made him feel just a little bit exposed, but he decided it wasn’t that bad. At least he could make it through the day normally enough; he still had no idea what this meant his life at home would now be like!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jogger


Walter always tried to carefully time when he would go outside to grab the morning paper. If he got it just right, he’d be able to check out one of his neighbors just as she jogged by. He had almost missed her today. In fact, he only caught a quick glimpse of her back side just as she turned a corner. He smiled as he went back inside to grab a quick breakfast before getting in his car and heading straight into rush hour traffic. As the morning went on, he started to feel a nagging suspicion in the back of his mind. Had he forgotten to prepare for a early meeting or presentation? He couldn’t seem to remember any. It wasn’t until he was actually at his office when he realize what was wrong. He reached down to tie his laces and was shocked to see sneakers instead of his dress shoes. Even stranger, those sneakers had pink laces. He was even more shocked by the fact that he wasn’t wearing his suit. Of course, he could recognize the clothes he wore; it was what the jogger was wearing as she rounded the corner this morning. Even more shocking was the body under those clothes. He was her! He was the jogger! He was a woman! He had no idea how he was going to explain this to his co-workers. And what about when he went home? How would he explain this to his wife?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Only Remaining Option


It was the third time John had taken his temperature this morning. It was still normal. However, he was sure something was wrong with himself. After all, he woke up with long hair and a significant part of his body missing between his legs. He hadn’t heard about any sickness that would change a man like himself into a woman overnight, but what else could it be? He kept telling himself that there had to be a scientific reason for this...but then he paused. Maybe it wasn’t science at all. He wasn’t the type to believe in magic, but at this point, what other possible reason could there be? He had woken up as a woman with no evidence that he had ever once been a man. It didn’t make sense from a scientific standpoint. Magic might be the only remaining option.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ever


“It doesn’t matter how much you beg me, Kimberly,” Ron told her, “There is no way I’m switching back. You tricked me into swapping bodies with you in the first place, and you left me stuck in your body for two weeks before you came crawling back. In that time, I have gotten used to being in your body; in fact, more so, I have actually come to ENJOY being you. It never appreciated who you were and you thought it would be easier to be someone else...anyone else! But being me was tough, wasn’t it? Too bad; that’s your life now. You’re stuck with it. I’m never swapping back with you...ever!”