Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nothing to Panic About

“Okay, nothing to panic about yet,” Gerald told himself as he checked his phone, “I’m five minutes early. She just might not be here yet. I just sit here and wait, she’ll show up, and then we can swap back.”

Gerald continued to fidget with his phone as he waited for Alexis to show up. He had swapped with her two hours ago just to find out what it would be like to be a woman for a bit. It seemed like a good idea, but he was getting quite anxious about getting back to his own body. In fact, the last few minutes, he had been increasingly uncomfortable. He hadn’t noticed some of these feelings earlier, but now they were beginning to bother him. The tightness of his pants, the restriction of his bra, and the uncomfortableness of the heels. It was finally starting to feel so strange...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Brain Scan (Part 2)

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After about a month, Jason was finally released from the hospital. It still felt really weird to have a woman’s body, but he was getting used to it. It certainly helped that no one on the staff tried to get him to “embrace his feminine side” by wearing dresses or skirts or anything like that. He did have plenty of meetings with various psychologists to get used to the fact that he now had Michelle’s body instead of his own.

He also had to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which was a pretty good deal but also had a lot of provisions. On the good side of things, the hospital was giving him a huge monthly payout for the rest of his life. He would probably never have to work again. Michelle was single and lived alone, so it would probably work out all right for him. On the other side, he had to agree not to make contact with his original body or his family again. He realized this would be tougher, but he also had no desire to drag them into this. If he did happen upon them, he could never reveal who he really was. In fact, other than to a select number of people, he could never reveal who he was to anyone. As far as the world was concerned, he was Michelle Chang, a woman who had recovered miraculously from a brain injury.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Brain Scan

Jason had gone to the hospital for a routine procedure when his doctor asked if he’d like to participate in an experimental procedure to help a dying patient. He was a little skeptical, but his doctor explained all they needed was a healthy brain scan from him. They’d use his healthy scan to help fill in the gaps for another patient who had been struggling with severe brain damage. They had hopes the healthy scan could be used to copy pathways needed for breathing and other basic functions.

Jason didn’t seem the harm, so he agreed. However, as he was being scanned, it felt like the entire world was glitching. He wanted to scream, but he seemed unable. Everything went black for a moment, and then he woke up in a hospital bed. He looked down to discover a body that was not his own under the sheets -- it was a woman’s!

It was a few days later before he finally got an explanation. The doctors gave him some clothes to wear and brought him to a room in the psychology ward. He nervously bit his finger as they explained it all. His brain had been scanned without incident. His body had returned home to his family that day, safe and sound. And shortly thereafter that scan was used to help a brain damaged woman named Michelle Chang. However, her brain was a little too damaged. Instead of just copying pathways vital for a beating heart and taking breaths, most of Jason’s memories and personality were also copied -- the essence of what made Jason himself. The original Jason in his own body was still out there, normal, and unaware of the fact that there was now a second Jason with the exact same brain patterns inside Michelle’s body. Jason inside Michelle’s body didn’t even know how to take the news. He just sat there blankly, a little afraid and not knowing what to do. The doctors began to offer options...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight (Part 3)

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Andrea was nearly ready to cry as she pleaded with John one last time to simply hear the words “I love you.” John paused before finally being able to form his thoughts.

“It’s not that you’re a guy now,” John confessed, “I mean, it is a factor, but it’s not just that. But you’ve been here this whole time lying to me, letting me worry about you; it’s hard to let that go. How can I trust you?”

“I was scared, John. I didn’t know how to tell you. I just...I don’t know...” It was now Andrea’s turn to be at a loss for how to explain her actions. She knew she had lied to him, but was it really too much to ask for forgiveness?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight (Part 2)

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John couldn’t seem to find the words. He just stood there silently, but Andrea grabbed him by the shoulders.

“Please,” She said, “I’m sorry for not telling you sooner, but I needed to feel sure that you could still love me like this.”

“Well...I...” John trailed off before saying much of anything.

“If our situations had been reversed by the Shift, it wouldn’t have mattered to me. If you became a woman, I would’ve still loved you. Please say you still love me.”

“Two women...kind guys...” John trailed off again.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight (Part 1)

It had been a week since the Great Shift and John was very worried about his girlfriend, Andrea. He hadn’t seen or heard from her since the massive body swapping. He tried calling her phone, but she didn’t pick up. John was worried that she simply might be afraid to see him due to whatever body she ended up with as a result of the Shift. He often confided his fears to his neighbor Tom, who like John hadn’t been shifted. Tom seemed always upbeat, telling John that he was sure Andrea was okay. Then one day in the hallway of their apartment building, Tom arrived out of the elevator wearing a dress.

“I have a confession to make, John,” He sighed, “It’s me. It’s Andrea. You were right. I didn’t want to tell you what body I swapped into because I was embarrassed. We’re both... we’re both guys now. I can’t imagine how weird that makes things for you. Actually, I sort of can...”