Saturday, September 17, 2016

Good Shape


Jim had been working out for months with no results. He couldn’t seem to lose a single pound and his beer belly looked bigger than ever. He had even filled a room in his house with all sorts of equipment to help him out. None of it did any good. But a visit to an odd shopping site on the web caught his eye with a revolutionary product that promised results. He set it up and jumped on. Almost instantly, he did feel lighter. It seemed practically impossible, but he swore his beer belly disappeared just as fast. But another instant later, he realized that his beer belly didn’t go away exactly, it was like it was moving, shifting, and reshaping. Instead of having a large gut, he now had two large breasts on his chest! In fact, when he looked in the mirror, he realized he had completely changed -- he was now a woman! (But at least he was in god shape!)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Believe


Rick was shocked when he woke up in woman’s body. The first thing he did was reach for a phone he saw charging on a nearby table. He didn’t recognize any of the contacts, of course. He tried thinking of any of his friend’s numbers, but after entering them in his own phone, he never bothered to actually memorize them. Even if could think of one, what would he tell them? That he became a woman overnight somehow? It sounded so unreal. In fact, if he wasn’t living it, he wouldn’t believe it either.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Philosophy (Part 2)

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On a practical level, Paul wondered what happened if he went out of range -- perhaps just enough to continue having his mind download to her body, but too far to allow it to upload sensations back to his brain. The researchers told him there probably wasn’t a place on earth outside of the satellite’s range responsible for the transmission. He thought about trying to challenge that by visiting a very deep mine. He also wondered if the same affect could be achieved by hacking the chips. Could his brain now be hacked?

Then there were the deeper questions of the self. If he felt everything Wei felt and controlled all her actions? Was he still Paul? Did it matter where his actual brain was located? What if it had been a brain transplant instead of a transmitting chip? Would that have made a difference? The questions were endless/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Philosophy


Paul lifted up a leg to the window and wiggled the toes inside the boot. He bent the other knee and also rested it against the window. Every feeling, every sensation told him that this body was his. But, in fact, his brain was several miles away, transmitting thoughts to Wei’s body remotely thanks to a chip implanted in his brain. A chip in her brain transmitted Wei’s reactions back to Paul. The chips worked in reverse as well. Wei was still technically here in her own body, but he brain was submitting thoughts to Paul’s body with his body sending the signals back to her brain. It sure felt like they had switched bodies even though technically they hadn’t. That was the appeal of the experiment for both Paul and Wei, who were both philosophy students. The biotech department of their college had been looking for volunteers to test their device over the summer. Few showed up, but for Paul and Wei, the implications of the test extended well beyond simple science.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Linger


Jacob took one last long look at the body he had been in for three long weeks. He felt bad for the woman now trapped in there now. He knew she probably wanted to scream, perhaps even get out of the cab and harm him. But he had read the journal carefully; he knew she wouldn’t be able to do any of those things. He could tell she looked angry. She even opened the door like she wanted to leave the cab. He imagined what she was feeling as he looked upon her with her own eyes. He knew the feeling. His own body had been stolen by the taxi’s previous driver, just as he had stolen the body of this woman now. He wanted to tell her it would be okay, but he knew the rules would stop him somehow. He looked for just a bit longer before turning to leave; finally seeing the cab drive off in the side of his vision...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dress for Success


James had run his company for fifty years; he was finally ready to retire. Yet he was unsure of who to give his company to. The Great Shift couldn’t have come at a better time. Suddenly, James found himself in the body of a young woman. He could delay his decision and continue on leading his company. However, he looked at the woman’s wardrobe and knew he needed to do something to improve it. She owned short skirts, shirts that revealed her midriff -- none of it would be appropriate to wear to the office. He simply needed to get things that were more appropriate. With a few days off due to the Shift, James was able to pull together a nice gray suit for the first day. The staff were all a little surprised to see his new body -- though many of them had unexpected changes themselves, of course. He was worried if he could command the same respect with his new, younger body, but James pulled off the first day with no problems. He thanked the suit, telling himself today’s youth had such problems with unemployment simply because they didn’t know how to dress for success.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Adapting


When the Great Shift first happened, Jackson never thought he’d adapt to his new female body. However, a mere two weeks later and he was doing quite well. He had picked up things like women’s fashion, as well as doing his hair and makeup with almost no effort. With stores opening up again, he was excited about shopping and picking out some new things. He was fully aware at how feminine he was acting, but he simply considered that a clear indication of how well he was adapting.