After the Great Shift struck, Jim found himself awakening miles from home on the beach inside a woman’s body. He had no ID, no phone, and the only thing he was wearing was a skimpy bikini. He didn’t know who he was now, and the only thing he wanted to do was get home in order to figure things out. Without many options and deciding his new body was fairly attractive, he decided to try to hitchhike. At first, he would look for men driving and try to signal to be picked up, but he quickly realized the flaw in his thinking -- people that looked like men might not actually be men thanks to the Shift, much like him. So he started signaling to women too until finally someone stopped.