Saturday, October 12, 2019
But an odd thing happened the next morning. Instead of waking up in his room, he awoke on the beach. Instead of having the body of the muscular man he swapped with the previous evening, he now had the body of a gorgeous woman. This didn’t make any sense. You didn’t swap multiple times on Exchange Island; it happened once on arrival (and back to normal on departure). Why did he swap again? James was worried. Something had to be wrong...
Friday, October 11, 2019
He arrived early and waited. But then the meeting time passed, then an hour or so passed. Larry couldn’t imagine the flaw in his plan. Then a kid came by and told him a man said to give him a note.
Larry read it:
Dear Sucker, I don’t know why you’d ever want to steal a woman’s body, but good luck being me. You have no idea the disadvantages you’ll face with your new gender. You think I’m going to pay you $10K to go back to who I was? Forget it. Have fun.
Larry sat and pondered. This was a setback, but he still had his device. He could swap with anyone who might be a little more eager to stay themselves.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
“Luckily, no,” The woman replied, “In emergency situations, we can now download the contents of people’s brains into new bodies. It works seamlessly whenever there’s a body available. Unfortunately, it’s hard to be picky about the body one gets, and I’m sure it’s difficult for you going from female to male. I had a similar experience when I first entered this body a few years ago. But after that, I decided to put my skills as a psychologist to use helping people when they wake up.”
“What’s your name?” Harriet asked.
“Dr. Lee, but you can call me Grace if you’d like.”
“What was your name before though?”
Grace paused. “Anthony,” She replied, “You can call me that if it makes you more comfortable, but the first thing we should talk about is having you pick out a new name.”
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
“It’s okay,” The woman said, “I know this is weird, but it’s me. It’s Grandpa. I certainly didn’t expect a Christmas wish I made five decades ago to finally come true, but I guess it did. Before I met your grandmother -- God rest her soul -- I was a very different man. I often dreamed and wondered what it would be like to be a woman. I made a wish back then. It never came true back then, and I certainly didn’t expect it to do so today. But here we are. And I may be a woman and somehow young again, but I’m still your Grandpa; it’s still Christmas. Let’s celebrate.”
The rest of the family didn’t even know what to say.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
He tried to protest, telling her she just saw him transform right in front of her eyes. She just looked at him like he was crazy and ran off. She had been there! She had seen everything, but it was like this is how things always had been and she had no knowledge of what just happened!
Adam discovered he could change out of the ballerina outfit and into regular clothes, but the slippers were stuck firmly on his feet with no way off. To make matters worse, he couldn’t stand or walk in anyway but on his tiptoes. The only reprieve he got from the painful experience of always being en pointe was when he sat down. This was all like some sort of nightmare curse of these damned shoes.