Saturday, September 8, 2018


One minute Carl was driving down the highway when there was a flash of light and the scenery suddenly changed. He swerved as quickly as he could to prevent an accident, but he couldn’t react quickly enough. He supposed he was lucky to be alive. He didn’t seem to be hurt, but his whole body just felt...different. It wasn’t until he made his way out of the car that he realized he had swapped bodies with a woman. The car he crashed wasn’t his car. And it took him even longer to learn that he wasn’t the only one swapped; most of the world was in an event that would come to be known as The Great Shift....

Friday, September 7, 2018

Healthy (Part 5)

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And so, as hard as it was for James to believe, he was finally convinced that he was Jenny and that he always had been Jenny. He tried his best to embrace her life; he started to dress and try to act accordingly. It was often times difficult. For instance, he’d get a text from one of Jenny’s friends. For starters, he likely couldn’t even think of what the person texting him looked like. Then it was often about a subject that may have interested a college-aged woman, but James struggled to take it seriously. Shopping? Boys? He just wasn’t interested. Then there were Jenny’s classes; many he had to retake. He fumbled his way through some of them; whereas Jenny had often excelled. When people asked about it, he would explain it off as ‘amnesia,’ but it was really much more complicated. He missed his old life, but it had all just been in his head. Nothing about ‘James’ had been real. Jenny was his one and only reality. It was just so hard to fight the memories in his head.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Healthy (Part 4)

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As soon as James was well enough, he got out of bed and onto the computer. He searched for any evidence of the life he remembered. He looked for his family, but found no records. He looked at maps of places he had visited, but the layouts were all different. Even events from history that he recalled seemed non-existent. In fact, everything he seemingly remembered so clearly turned up nothing. The evidence was mounting that he really was Jenny and his recollection of being James was just something he had completely made up in his head. It was hard to believe, but it also seemed to be the truth.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Healthy (Part 3)

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After a few more days in the hospital, James was sent home with Jenny’s parents. For a time, he just learned as much as he could about being Jenny. She was a college student majoring in pre-med. She was walking on campus when got his by a car who drove off. Her parents had rushed to her side once they heard.

James, of course, didn’t remember any of this. To him, Jenny’s parents were strangers. He had the memories of a forty year old man with a wife and two children. He knew nothing about pre-med and worked in graphic design. How was he ever going to be able to just pick up Jenny’s life? None of this made any sense to him.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Healthy (Part 2)

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A short time later, a doctor entered and James was filled with questions.

“What happened to me?” James asked, “Why did you transplant my brain into this woman’s body?”

The doctor frowned, “We did no such thing. I’m afraid you’ve always been Jenny Park. You were in an accident where you hit your head. You were mostly fine, but you woke up a few minutes after the accident claiming your name was James.”

“But I am. I am James. I remember my wife, my family. I remember growing up, phone numbers of where I used to live.”

“I’m afraid your brain made all of that up, Jenny. You dreamt up the life you wanted, but it’s time to accept the reality of who you are; who you’ve always been...”

Monday, September 3, 2018

Healthy (Part 1)

James opened his eyes slowly to see the sterile fluorescent lights of a hospital shining in his face. He tried to remember the events that brought him here, but they were a bit of a blur. He took a deep breath in and noticed an odd feeling on his torso. At first he thought his body had been injured in some way, but upon further inspection he discovered he no longer had his own body. He was wearing women’s clothes, and he was unmistakably a woman. It didn’t seem possible. He tried to remember what would have caused such an injury that would require his brain to be transplanted into an entirely new body, but he still couldn’t think of anything. Before waking up here, he could only remember living a happy, healthy life.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Office Copier

Ronald wondered why no one ever said anything about the office copier. Then again, he never said anything about it either. It seemed that every time anyone used it, they’d turn into a copy of the person who used it before them, and the next person would turn into them. Each day, Ronald would find himself inhabiting the body of a different coworker, and yet everyone would treat him as himself instead of who he appeared to be. The same seemed to be true about everyone else too. It was all so weird, but also a lot of fun. Today he found himself inside the body of Natalie Wong, who worked in the purchasing department. He hoped he wouldn’t have to make another copy for a while, as he sure hoped to keep this body as long as possible.