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After Kyle examined the purse, he began to walk to the address printed on this woman’s identification. It wasn’t far, and he was pretty sure he could walk there. However, he soon encountered something he didn’t expect: Walking as a woman felt different than walking as a man. Was it due to the difference of the shape of a woman’s body? Or maybe it was just the clothes that this woman chose to wear? He wasn’t sure; all he could tell at this point was that it felt strange. He was doing his best to put it out of his mind, but each step made it all the more real. He walked slowly; he tried to think of other things, but the reality was that this was his body now. He was a woman now. How was he going to adjust to this feeling every day for the rest of his life? Would he just get used to it? Did he want to get used to it? Only time would answer those questions.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
After unexpectedly swapping bodies, searching for any sort of identification seemed like the most logical reaction. Kyle first tried to check his pockets, but it didn’t take him long at all to realize that he now had no pockets. This meant something a little more shocking than finding himself in another person’s body; he had just found himself in the body of a woman on top of that. Still, he was doing his best to keep a level head as he followed the strap on his shoulder down to a purse by his side. He couldn’t believe the amount of crap that fit inside such a small bag, or why anyone would need all this stuff. He was used to only keeping keys, a wallet, and a phone with him. Now he had all that in here plus tissues, makeup, tampons, and a few things he couldn’t identify. He assumed this woman’s ID would be in her wallet; it turned out to just be kept in a pocket on the side. It only took him thirty minutes to find it hiding in there. He really didn’t understand purses, but he realized he would probably have to get used to one as he began to head toward the address printed on her identification.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
“Excuse me...excuse me. Have you seen this man around here?”
Julia examined the photo on the phone closely, “Yeah, I think I’ve seen him. About an hour ago...maybe? He was running pretty fast and turned onto Elm over there. Is he a friend? Relative?”
“Actually...that’s me,” Steve confessed.
Julia looked confused.
“Yeah, it’s a long story. The short version is that the woman you see before you stole my body. I am trying to piece together why, but I did figure out how. Which means if I find her, I can get my body back.”
Julia looked even more confused.
“I know. You probably don’t believe me; it sounds really strange. But, thank you, really. And if you see her...be careful! Like I said, I don’t know why she’s doing this, so I don’t know if she’ll do it again.”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Peter couldn’t understand why there were some people who still insisted on traveling by airplane. Teleportation technology was cheaper and much faster. Your brain was uploaded into a computer and downloaded into someone else’s body at your destination while their brain was downloaded into your body for the same period. Peter figured that some people just felt weird about spending a little time in someone else’s body, but he saw it as an opportunity for new experiences. Every time he arrived at the teleportation center, he tried to select people who were as different from him as possible. It was always a good idea to select a lot of people, in order to ensure a match for your travel. Peter always selected a lot. For his latest business trip, he didn’t get his first choice, but he also couldn’t complain. For the first time ever, a woman had agreed to teleport with him for the duration of the visit. His first pick was a little younger, but the blond woman’s body he got was still quite different from his own. In a word, she was hot. The leather pants and heels were a particular surprise. The one hang up he did have was that he insisted on still going to a hotel. Some teleporters often offered their home, but while he felt more than comfortable in someone else’s body, staying in someone else’s home still felt weird.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
“Do you have any idea where we are?” Ted asked sheepishly.
“No,” Gerald replied.
“And do you have any idea who we are?”
“No. I knew the trains in Asia were fast, but I never expected them to be so fast that we’d be sucked out of our bodies once it hit top speed.”
“I don’t think that was the train,” Ted replied, “I mean, that just wouldn’t be physically possible. I think it had something to do with that weird flash of light we hit.”
“A flash of light? Does that make any more sense than a train that can swap your body with someone else?”
“I just can’t imagine the trains go around swapping people’s bodies all the time.”
“Well, let’s just accept that we are now in the bodies of these women and try to figure things out from here. Maybe we just cut out all of our tourist stuff today and go back to the hotel. When is the train scheduled to return?”
“Actually, it should be here already.”
“Wait, the trains here are NEVER late...”
Monday, January 9, 2017
Things had been going fairly well for Douglas up until the Great Shift. He had a full scholarship thanks to his starting position on the football team, and the pros were already looking at him as a potential recruit. Then the Shift swapped him into the body of his girlfriend. He was very worried that he’d lose his scholarship and have to drop out of college. But before school started up again in the fall, Congress actually managed to squeeze through a few legal protections for all Shifted Americans. It meant that the school wouldn’t be able to take Douglas’s scholarship away; in fact, they technically wouldn’t even be able to cut him from the team. Of course, they could still sideline him. This didn’t exactly bother him since he didn’t exactly want to risk going out of the field with this new body of his. Now he’d be able to focus a little bit more on his studies. He had actually always been a good student; he would’ve probably been better if football hadn’t taken so much of his study time. Though he guessed that now he’d finally find out. He had always assumed he would just go off to play pro after school, but now he supposed his future wasn’t written...
Sunday, January 8, 2017
It was only two days ago when Ron and Michelle swapped bodies. Despite the oddness of being in his own wife’s body, Ron thought everything was going smoothly. He still hoped to switch back as soon as possible, but he was managing quite well. In fact, on the second day, he was able to run through his wife’s morning routine without any assistance. He took a shower, put on makeup, and even managed to pick an outfit that he thought his wife would approve of. Then he went down to the kitchen, made himself a protein shake, and began to start his daily work-from-home responsibilities. That’s when he saw the note.
It was folded up in the middle of the table, neatly written in his wife’s handwriting with his name on it. He opened it up and began to read. It explained that she was leaving; she just couldn’t handle being swapped. Or, more precisely, she was able to deal with being a man, but it was hard to watch Ron in her body.
Ron took a deep breath, trying to take it all in. Michelle’s body was going to be his now, and he was probably never going to see his own body again. If the last two days were interesting (and they certainly had been), things going forward were going to get even more so.