Saturday, January 21, 2023

Cute Things

George always had a hard time buying gifts for his wife. He always wished he could get her something great, but it never turned out that way. This year, he was determined to get her a great gift for her birthday, and he ended up coming across an odd store he never saw before at the mall. It told various trinkets and antiques that he thought his wife would enjoy. The old man behind the counter disagreed and said George didn’t understand women at all. George scoffed, asking the old man what he knew. The old man offered to sell George an item, a small pill that would allow any man to understand women better. For $5, George figured what did he have to lose? He paid the man and went to the food court to get a drink to take the pill. A few sips of soda, and he swallowed it. With a magical puff, he was transformed into a woman (though no one around seemed to notice). He thought about stormed back into the store to be transformed back, but his head was suddenly filled with all sorts of things he knew a woman like himself would enjoy. He went to work buying all sorts of things for his wife with a big smile on his face. When he was done, he knew he still needed to get back to normal, so he looked for the shop. It didn’t seem to be where he remembered it. He checked the directory; it did not even seem to be listed! A little bit of panic set in. He was going to be stuck like this! However, his mindset quickly shifted. It wouldn’t be so bad. He had already bought himself so many cute things for himself today; being stuck like this only meant he was going to be able to buy so many more!

George always had a hard time buying gifts for his wife. He always wished he could get her something great, but it never turned out that way. This year, he was determined to get her a great gift for her birthday, and he ended up coming across an odd store he never saw before at the mall. It told various trinkets and antiques that he thought his wife would enjoy. The old man behind the counter disagreed and said George didn’t understand women at all. George scoffed, asking the old man what he knew.

The old man offered to sell George an item, a small pill that would allow any man to understand women better. For $5, George figured what did he have to lose? He paid the man and went to the food court to get a drink to take the pill. A few sips of soda, and he swallowed it. With a magical puff, he was transformed into a woman (though no one around seemed to notice). He thought about stormed back into the store to be transformed back, but his head was suddenly filled with all sorts of things he knew a woman like himself would enjoy. He went to work buying all sorts of things for his wife with a big smile on his face.

When he was done, he knew he still needed to get back to normal, so he looked for the shop. It didn’t seem to be where he remembered it. He checked the directory; it did not even seem to be listed! A little bit of panic set in. He was going to be stuck like this! However, his mindset quickly shifted. It wouldn’t be so bad. He had already bought himself so many cute things for himself today; being stuck like this only meant he was going to be able to buy so many more!

Friday, January 20, 2023

The Yoga Class (Part 2)

View The Yoga Class (Part 1) here.

Just as Ming knew instantly she was in Keysha’s body, Keysha also realized very quickly that she was now in Ming’s body. She felt so thin and light, almost as if the wind would just blow her away! And much like Ming tried to not look too upset, Keysha was trying to not look too happy! After all, this was her chance to feel beautiful, skinny, fit, and sexy! Even if it was her friend’s body and not her own.

The women in the yoga class began to discuss what had happened to them. The instructor presented a theory that they had achieved some sort of spiritual connection with another plane of existence, that it was a natural re-alignment with proper chakras. Ming was skeptical while Keysha seemed completely on board.

As the group discussed, they all eventually agreed to act as the person they now appeared to be. Both Ming and Keysha were a little hesitant to keep the truth from their husbands, but at this point, they also thought the swap would be temporary and sort itself out before too long. They had no idea how wrong they were.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Dictator's Sister (Part 1)

It seemed like a very bad situation to be in. Scott had gone to bed what seemed like just a little bit ago, only to be jolted awake a bright light that seemed to rip his soul from his body and place it in another. He looked around nervously to see soldiers in uniforms he recognized from the news. He was apparently now in North Korea. Everyone looked confused.

He asked if everyone was okay, as he became immediately thankful for several years of Korean language studies his mom had make him take. He noticed his voice was soft and feminine.

The soldiers assured him everything was fine. And that everything was always fine.

He decided it was best not to ask any follow up.

Instead, he sought out a mirror, and he nearly lost it when he saw his reflection. He wasn’t just in the body of any North Korean. He was inside the body of Kim Yo Jong, the brutal dictator’s sister. His stomach churned and he resolved two things: One, not tell a single sould he wasn’t who he appeared to be, and Two, find a way to escape.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

VR Malfunction (Part 1)

The new VR game was the hottest item at the arcade. I went down with a bunch of friends the day they installed it. The lines were long, but it was worth it. Everything felt so real. When you played the games, it felt like you really were the character you played as. But on my third round, something happened. There was a power surge or something and the lights went out. I took off the headset and was shocked to find I had been transformed into my character! Suddenly, all eyes were on me as I was now the living embodiment of so many gamer guys’ crushes. My friend Marvin asked if I had my character’s powers. I wasn’t about to kick anyone to find out, but we figured out a few other tests. I could lift the arcade cabinets with ease, and when I played the games, my reaction time was insane. And luckily there were high ceilings, because I could jump unbelievably high. In a lot of ways, it was really cool. If only I had selected a male character though, then I wouldn’t be stuck in a woman’s body!

The new VR game was the hottest item at the arcade. I went down with a bunch of friends the day they installed it. The lines were long, but it was worth it. Everything felt so real. When you played the games, it felt like you really were the character you played as.

But on my third round, something happened. There was a power surge or something and the lights went out. I took off the headset and was shocked to find I had been transformed into my character! Suddenly, all eyes were on me as I was now the living embodiment of so many gamer guys’ crushes.

My friend Marvin asked if I had my character’s powers. I wasn’t about to kick anyone to find out, but we figured out a few other tests. I could lift the arcade cabinets with ease, and when I played the games, my reaction time was insane. And luckily there were high ceilings, because I could jump unbelievably high. In a lot of ways, it was really cool. If only I had selected a male character though, then I wouldn’t be stuck in a woman’s body!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Big Surprise

Adam hadn’t been exactly thrilled with the body he swapped into as a result of the Great Shift. He often used words like “nerdy” or “homely” to desribe the woman he ended up as. He hated the thick glasses he needed to put on just to see, and the closet full of frumpy clothes he discovered in her room.

But it was several months later when he got the big surprise. He was pregnant! And it seems he had discovered this fact a little too late, so he would have to bring the baby to term. The thought of giving birth still seemed very puzzling to him (though he imagined any mystery surround it would go away soon, for obvious reasons), but what was even more puzzling to him was that anyone would make a baby with this woman!

Monday, January 16, 2023

No Broken Promises

I met Sakae my first semester freshman year at college. She was an international student, and we were both in the computer science program. We bonded over a bunch of nerdy stuff, and a two times we considered dating.

The first time was sophomore year. I asked her out, and she simple replied that she’d love to, but she couldn’t.

The next time was a year later. She began to explain that she wanted to date, but that arranged marriages were a thing in her culture and there was a guy ready to marry her when she returned after college. I promised her that if there was anything I could do to get her out of it, I would do it. I never expected her to take me up on that offer.

It was a few months after graduation. I had just started my new job, and was exhausted after an extensive code review. I went to lie down on my bed, but as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was bombarded with loud music and bright lights. I was wearing a fancy dress, and I quickly learned I was in Sakae’s body standing next to her soon-to-be husband.

It was fortunate that that the whole thing was a rehearsal and not Sakae’s actually wedding. I was able to text her to ask what was going on. She explained that she couldn’t let her parents or her culture down, but she had remembered my promise. If it was something she couldn’t do, maybe it was something I could. I didn’’t ask how she was able to switch bodies; instead, I just started to plan ways to gently tell her parents and her would-be husband to call off the wedding. I couldn’t believe I was doing this, but I knew I couldn’t break my promise to Sakae.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Long Process

Oh, thank goodness, Ivan thought to himself as he managed to get power running through the main conductor again. It was the first step in a long process to get his body swapping machine up-and-running again. If he didn’t get it working soon, he was pretty sure Clara’s husband would kill him. But things were at least starting to look promising, but he worried that the various parts were all too fragile and worn from the first test that had accidentally swapped him into Clara’s body in the first place. It was going to be a long night.

‘Oh, thank goodness,’ Ivan thought to himself as he managed to get power running through the main conductor again. It was the first step in a long process to get his body swapping machine up-and-running again. If he didn’t get it working soon, he was pretty sure Clara’s husband would kill him. But things were at least starting to look promising, but he worried that the various parts were all too fragile and worn from the first test that had accidentally swapped him into Clara’s body in the first place. It was going to be a long night.