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Sunday, March 3, 2024

I Do.

I suddenly found myself in a room, surrounded by people I didn’t know. They were all staring at me. I looked down to see breasts and a white dress; somehow I had gone from being a man to a woman in a mere instant. Speaking of a man, a handsome one stood next to me in a tux; he looked nervous. I began to put all the pieces together. I wasn’t just a woman; I was a bride. I knew what they were waiting for, and I decided I didn’t want to ruin this woman’s big moment.

“I do.” I said.

I heard another man speak as I turned to see a priest, “You may not kiss the bride.”

A moment later, the man in the tux did just that, and everyone clapped. I smiled nervously and escaped to the bathroom at the earliest chance I had.

I looked in the mirror. I was glad I hadn’t screwed this up for her. She just didn’t strike me as attractive enough given how handsome her husband was, but I suppose they loved each other. Though technically, as long I was in her body, I was keeping them apart. I needed to figure out how to get back into my own body...

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Sweet Caroline

As he sat in his office, Hugh found the world blur for a second. In the next moment, he needed to grab ahold of his desk to steady himself. But he was now standing for some reason, and this wasn’t his desk. It took him just a moment to realize he was no longer in his own body, the desk belonged to his assistant, Caroline. He had swapped bodies with her somehow!

Except a shout soon came from inside his office. “Caroline,” His own voice commanded, “I need you in here a moment.” He thought they’d discuss the swap; instead, Hugh’s former body talked about an upcoming business trip that needed arrangements, arrangements Hugh would have to make, now that he was inside Caroline’s body.

If Caroline was inside his body, she seemed to be completely unaware and thought that she was really him. If she wasn’t, Hugh wondered if his mind inside of Caroline’s body was merely a copy somehow. At this point, he had more questions than answers, and all he could do was continue on, pretending to be Caroline.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Final Video

Arthur found a phone in the bag he carried and pulled off his gloves, exposing his unfamiliar fingers to the frigid air. Luckily, the FaceID unlocked the phone, and he began to film a video.

“My name is Arthur Colvin,” He said holding the phone to film himself, “Even though I may not look like it. I swapped into this body in some sort of twisted ‘Freaky Friday’ moment, but I have no idea who this body is or where I am. I’m in the middle of a dense forest, and I can’t seem to find my way out. I’ve been walking for hours since the swap, and it’s so cold. I think there’s a pretty good chance I’m not going to make it out of this. If I can get some bars on this phone, maybe I will call for help. If I can’t, maybe someone will find this video after I freeze to death. They’ll at least know what happened to me, even if it’s completrely unbelievable.”

Thursday, February 29, 2024

CTO

It was the first day of Travis’s internship when a pulse reverberated through the office, causing everyone inside the building to swap bodies. He barely knew anyone’s names and didn’t know who anyone was. All he knew was that he was now in the body of a middle aged woman wearing a nice pantsuit. It didn’t take long for someone to come along talking about how the swap was the result of the bug, and that they needed some help to fix it.

Travis quickly regretted offering up that fact that he was an intern, despite what his body may look like now -- which turns out, belonged to the CTO. He was sent to the basement to look for some files that could help.

The heels on his feet pinched and hurt as he stood looking through files. Bending over to pick up a box would cause a pain in his back. Even with this body’s glasses (which kept slipping off), the words still often looked blurry. He hated being in the body of an older person; he hated being in the body of a woman. He should’ve lied to the person who came by. He certainly shouldn’t have volunteered that he was an intern. They would have never known! And he wouldn’t have been stuck digging through old files in the basement!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Fast Learner

Cameron crossed his arms over his chest and stared at Emily with a look of impatience and frustration. “What do you mean by ‘You can’t undo this?’” He asked.

“Look around you.” She explained, “The power on every single computer is out. There was a surge or something. I think that’s why the program swapped our brains in the first place. But without a computer, I can’t fix this!”

“I was just here to print out my paper for English class, and now I’m stuck in your girlie computer nerd body! I have to go to football practice in an hour! They’ll crush me like this!”

“I’ll do your footballing for you, and then we’ll figure this out. I primise.”

“Footballing?” Cameron sighed, “They’re going to crush you too, even if you do have my body. You know nothing about the game!”

“But I AM a genius! And a fast learner! Seriously, tell me everything I need to know in the next hour, and I’m sure I’ll do okay.”

“Fine,” Cameron groaned, uncomfortably adjusting the dress he now wore as he sat down.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Goblin Princess (Part 1)

Ever since its release, Ryan had been playing a lot of the new RPG video game that the internet was buzzing about. It was immersive and a little addictive. He often found himself wishing he could live in such a magical land, and one night he made this wish while falling asleep as he played the game.

When he awoke, he was shocked to not be next to his computer. In fact, he seemed to be in a land with little to no modern technology at all. It looked strangely familiar -- exactly like the world within the game. It seemed like a dream come true, but he soon found it was more like a nightmare.

As he began to accept the fantasy world around him, he began to come to terms with his new body. It seems like he didn’t end up as the main adventurer; he didn’t even find himself in the body of one of the companions. He was an NPC, and he recognized her from his early play-throughs.

She was a villain from one of the first quests. Calling herself “Princess of the Goblins,” she was technically only half goblin (with many human features along with her goblin-like ears and teeth). She spoke with an obnoxious and shrill voice. On Ryan’s playthrough, he had killed her almost instantly after she opened her mouth. Ryan now was this character, and he paced around the castle waiting.

Sure enough, when Ryan saw an adventurer approach, he was urged to shout out the one line he had heard the NPC speak before he had killed her. He didn’t want to say it, but he couldn’t help himself.

“HELLO, FUTURE HUSBAND!” He screached at the stranger.

Ryan hoped this obnoxious behavior wouldn’t cause him to get a sword straight through the chest in the way he had done when he encountered this character.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Home Repairs

Zach had been doing repairs around the house and was getting quite tired of his wife nagging him about being careful. But as he fell off the ladder, he only had time to think about how he should have listened to her more carefully before crashing down to the ground.

He wasn’t sure how long he was knocked out, but his head was throbbing. Nothing felt broken, but nothing felt right either. The first thing he noticed was the man that now stood above him.

The man spoke, “I know you want to help, Ximora, but I’ve told you that you don’t need to. I’ve got this.”

Zach’s head pounded as he realized that Ximora was his name, and that this man standing here was his -- no wait, her -- her husband. She was struggling to remember the details of her life while also trying to forget that she had ever been Zach.

After a few moments, she finally spoke as she stood, “I’m...not...a...man.”

Her husband slapped her butt. “I should hope not. Do you feel okay?”

Part of Ximora wanted to be outraged by that slap but a larger part seemed to like it. She smiled, “I just...need some rest. I’ll be inside on the couch while I let my big, strong husband take care of things out here.”

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Compatible Donor

Brad looked down at the person in the hospital bed with a sense of trepidation. He turned to the doctor and spoke, “She’s older than I would’ve expected. And I’m still not wild about the fact that it’s a woman.”

Doctor Schwartz looked Brad right in the eyes, “We don’t exactly have a wide variety of brain dead patients. There are even fewer who have relatives to sign off on experimental procedures. And she is literally the only one who is a compatible donor.”

“I understand. It’s just weird. To think that I’ll go into surgery as myself, and yet wake up...as her. I’m just not sure I’m ready.”

“You know if you pull out, you’ll likely be dead in a week. And even if you merely hesitate, there’s no guarantee her body will stay alive in the state it is in. We need to act now to save your life.”

“I know. I know. I thank you. I thank you for showing me. I needed to see beforehand. I needed to know. But I’m ready now. When I wake up. I will be her. I will be Maria Cuervas. That will be my body. It’s still weird, but I don’t have a choice.”

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Becoming a Hero (Part 2)

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There was just one small problem: Matthew couldn’t figure out how to turn back into himself! By the time he returned home, the alien was long gone. He was happy to be a superhero, but it seemed he was going to be stuck as a woman now for good.

He adopted the name Mattea, forged some documents, and tried to be as unassuming as possible. He took a job at a library and blended into the woodwork.

For a while, he donned his superhero persona every night, but he often resorted to going after petty thieves and minor criminals. After stopping a deadly monster attack, it all felt like sort of alet down. And, so, as time passed, the superhero persona came out less and less. He still had all the strength and powers, but he just didn’t use them. For the most part,he was just Mattea now.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Please!

It took only a moment after the Great Shift for Trent to realize something was wrong. He was still in the supermarket, but now he was in a completely different aisle. The changes to his body were even more obvious, and he wanted none of it.

He rushed as quickly as he could back to the aisle he had been in. It wasn’t easy due to the fact that he now had heels on his feet. He had tears in his eyes as he got down on his knees to beg.“Please! I don’t know what I did to deserve this, but give me my body back! Please!” He pleaded.

“I...I don’t know how,” His own body stammered, “This isn’t my fault! I didn’t do this. I think...I think we may be stuck like this.”

“No. I can’t. I can’t be stuck like this. I can’t be a woman! No way! Please!”

Thursday, February 22, 2024

At the Shop (Part 2)

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Theo eventually found the source of the screams, a young woman in a wedding dress, who quickly explained (of course) that she wasn’t a woman.

“My name’s Aaron.” The woman explained, “With an A...like the guy’s name. Not Erin. I need to find my body! I need to get out of here.”

“No,” Theo replied, “You need to find the outfit that woman came in here wearing. If we swapped bodies, we probably aren’t the only ones. It’s going to be chaos out there; the last thing you want to be stuck wearing as all this is figured out is some sort of uncomfortable wedding gown. This seems to be some sort of dress shop, so she was probably just trying it on or getting it fitted. She’s got to have more reasonable clothes around here somewhere.”

“I guess...I guess you are right,” Aaron replied, “Are you some sort of wise, old Asian lady here to guide me through all this?”

“I’m swapped into this body just like you’re swapped into that one. I’m not really old or Asian. Plus, that expectation seemed...well...sorta racist? Don’t you think?”

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Elliot couldn’t even react after watching Julie tear up her plane ticket and leave the airport. He had swapped bodies with Julie when they first arrived on Exchange Island. While he knew that new experiences were the entire premise of the resort, he still found being stuck in a woman’s body far more challenging than he anticipated. He had brefriended Julie a few days into the trip, and she seemed to be struggling just as much with his body. However, it was all over now. They were the airport. They were supposed to get on that plane, swap back, and fly home. But if she wasn’t there, what would happen? Would they not allow him on the plane? Would they force her back here? What if they allowed him to leave, and he ended up stuck in her body? And, of course, he wondered why she ripped up her ticket and left in the first place. Had she just pretended to be unhappy? He didn’t want to be stuck in Julie’s body -- not here on Exchange Island and not back home. But what was he going to do now if she wouldn’t leave?

Elliot couldn’t even react after watching Julie tear up her plane ticket and leave the airport. He had swapped bodies with Julie when they first arrived on Exchange Island. While he knew that new experiences were the entire premise of the resort, he still found being stuck in a woman’s body far more challenging than he anticipated. He had brefriended Julie a few days into the trip, and she seemed to be struggling just as much with his body.

However, it was all over now. They were the airport. They were supposed to get on that plane, swap back, and fly home. But if she wasn’t there, what would happen? Would they not allow him on the plane? Would they force her back here? What if they allowed him to leave, and he ended up stuck in her body? And, of course, he wondered why she ripped up her ticket and left in the first place. Had she just pretended to be unhappy? He didn’t want to be stuck in Julie’s body -- not here on Exchange Island and not back home. But what was he going to do now if she wouldn’t leave?

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Only One Way to Find Out

After a night filled with what seemed like impossible events and a long walk home in shoes more uncomfortable than Joel could have ever imagined, he was finally home. However, when he walked in that door, how was he going to even begin to explain this to his wife? That he was had swapped bodies at a bar with a beautiful woman? Despite the fact that it was true, it didn’t seem at all believable.

But then again, maybe the body swapping chaos wasn’t limited to the bar? What if everyone in town had swapped bodies with someone else? What if it was everyone in the world? That would mean his wife might not even be home. Or if she was, she could be in a completely different body as well. Or her body could be in there but with someone else inside.

Joel thought to check his cell phone again. They had all cut out right when everyone swapped, and it still seemed to not be getting any signal. It seemed there was only going to be one way to figure out any more information, and that was by going in.

Monday, February 19, 2024

A Murder in the Library

“How can you read at a time like this, Tiff?” Malcolm, a flustered football player stuck in the body of an elderly librarian asked.

“First of all, I’m not Tiffany any more than you are Mrs. Porter,” George replied, “Everyone in this library had swapped bodies with soemone else in here. I may be in Tiffany’s popular body, but I’m George, the nerdy bookworm that you were making fun of less than an hour ago. And since we are in a library and the doors seemed to be magically sealed, it stands to reason that the answers we need to get out of this mess is in a book. I don’t have a lot of theories to go off of at this point.”

“He may be right,” Mrs. Porter spoke from Malcolm’s body, “There were rumors about a demon in this library. I didn’t take them seriously until, well, until this whole body swapping thing happened. I may know where there are some books we could reference. Come help me with them.”

“We should all go together,” George said, “There is certainly someone or something killing people, and if this demon is real, we shoudln’t go off alone.”

Mrs. Porter seemed somewhat frustrated by George’s logic, yet she still agreed to go as a group...

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Sales (Part 1)

As Scott picked himself up off the floor, it only took him a moment to figure out what had happened; he had swapped bodies with his co-worker, Brigit. He couldn’t imagine a worse person to swap bodies with. Even though they shared an office, the two were always at odds. They were both salespeople and often competed over promotions and accounts. It also didn’t help that they just didn’t like each other. Brigit thought Scott was obnoxious and a male chauvinist. Scott though Brigit was fake, and was pretty sure she had plenty of plastic surgery -- often noting how her lips looked full of collagen. But now, because of the body swap, they’d have to work together. They’d be closing each other sales and getting credit for each other’s work. However, the thought was also forming in both of their heads that this might be the perfect opportunity for some sabotage.

As Scott picked himself up off the floor, it only took him a moment to figure out what had happened; he had swapped bodies with his co-worker, Brigit. He couldn’t imagine a worse person to swap bodies with. Even though they shared an office, the two were always at odds. They were both salespeople and often competed over promotions and accounts. It also didn’t help that they just didn’t like each other. Brigit thought Scott was obnoxious and a male chauvinist. Scott though Brigit was fake, and was pretty sure she had plenty of plastic surgery -- often noting how her lips looked full of collagen.

But now, because of the body swap, they’d have to work together. They’d be closing each other sales and getting credit for each other’s work. However, the thought was also forming in both of their heads that this might be the perfect opportunity for some sabotage.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Back in Time (Part 2)

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The good I had done for the village began to spread through the kingdom. It wasn’t long before the king himself came to visit our village. He seemed genuinely impressed by the accomplishments, and quite a bit taken aback by my race and gender. He requested my help for improvements throughout the kingdom. While he spoke of caring for his people, I suspected he simply realized that serfs who were sick all the time didn’t make for good workers in the fields.

As time passed, I was informed that a prince had informed the king of his intention to marry me. Being left out of the conversation made me feel more lke an object than a person, but I also recognized becoming a princess might be one of the better outcomes of this situation. The controvery swirled around my “bloodline,” but the prince argued that with the burgeoning exploration to the east that my presence in the royal family could be seen as good for trade relations. And so I became a princess while still continuing to give advice to the king on improvements to the people’s well being.

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Farmhouse (Part 3)

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The days passed and I was starting to get nervous. I had hoped Mom would’ve fixed the wiring that day, but that didn’t happen due to a part. It was a foreign piece that they didn’t carry in the hardware store out here. We had to order it online, and wait for it to arrive from overseas.

As we waited, I became more and more worried that I’d be stuck in the body of my own mother forever. But it was was worse than that. There were actually parts of being her that I actually started to enjoy! I certainly didn’t like being older, that’s for sure. But being a woman was actually starting to excite me! I was very curious about exploring my feminine body, and the only thing that stopped me was the fact that I couldn’t get out of my head that it was my mother’s!

As I arrived down to the kitchen on the fifth day, my mom asked why I was wearing a skirt. I told her it felt right (which it did!). And then she shared the good news; the machine was fixed. We could swap back! But I was already thinking about how I would use it after that to swap with someone else!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Leave Me Alone

Cheng wasn’t upset about the body she ended up with as a result of the Great Shift. She was still a woman, a few years younger, and a little bit prettier. There was only one problem; the person who ended up with her body.

He was a surly man named Mike from her company’s IT department. He had always been surly, and his disposition didn’t improve now that he had Cheng’s body. She felt it was a bad look, and decided to approach him about it.

“Hey, would you like some advice?” She asked while passing by his desk one day.

“No,” Mike replied.

“Well,” She continued, ignoring his response, “That body used to be mine, and I could give you some makeup to look years younger. I could let you borrow some clothes, too! It doesn’t hurt to dress up for work, you know?”

“I am dressed up. This shirt has a collar.”

“I mean, like, dressed up for a woman.”

Mike rolled his eyes, “I get this was your body before, but it’s not anymore. Whether I like it or not, it’s mine now. You don’t get to tell me how to dress or how to act anymore than the prissy little white lady who used to have the body you have now gets to tell you what to do. And if she did, I’m sure she’d tell you to leave me alone. Go away.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Shock

It felt truly terrifying for Noah to go from walking back to his car inside the parking garage to instantly be driving one. His foot instantly slammed on the brakes, but it didn’t even yet occur to him that foot was wearing a three inch wedge sandal. He was still in too much of a state of shock about the car to notice a single thing about his new body.

Despite safely stopping himself, he still stumbled out of the vehicle to see a few cars weren’t nearly so safe. There were more than a few accidents in the garage and even a bit of blood. He reached for the cell phone in his pocket only to find it wasn’t there. His jeans were far too tight and the pockets were far too small to even fit a cell phone.

It was just starting to register in his head that he hadn’t just magicly teleported to a new place; he was now inside a new body -- a woman’s body. It quickly became obvious that he wasn’t the only one either.

But he didn’t have time to dwell on his new body for long. He suddenly heard a baby crying. As much as he wanted to worry about his own situation, there was a part of him that just couldn’t ignore it. So despite his curiosity and the wedge sandals on his feet, he sprang to action to help.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Haunted House (Part 1)

The tales of the abandon house in our hometown used to beckon us as kids, but we were never brave enough. Coming back shortly after college, the four of us -- Anna, Conor, Erika, and I -- decided it was a good idea to finally explore the place. It wasn’t long before we figured out that was a big mistake.

We all got separated from each other pretty quickly. I was pretty thankful to find Anna quickly, and we went looking for the others together. We were both terrified to find Erika in a room in the basement; she seemed to be strapped to a chair.

“Thank you so much!” She said, “I think there’s a button in the back that releases the straps! Hit it, and let’s get out of here. There’s this weird guy and he knocked me out and tied me up like this.”

“Well, we still need to find Conor,” Anna responded.

“What the hell are you talking about?” Erika’s body said, “I am Conor. What’s wrong with you guys?”

Anna managed to release the straps and pulled out a mirror from her purse, handing it to what looked like Erika (but was apparently actually Conor).

“What the fuck?” Conor exclaimed, “This can’t be happening! That weird guy must have somehow swapped our brains! I can’t believe I’m in Erika’s fucking body!”

Monday, February 12, 2024

Pig Sty

“Oh...my...God...Seth...” Was all Audrey could say when she met with him two days after they had swapped bodies.

“What?” Seth protested in response, “I’ve done everything you instructed. I’ve been going to all your classes -- being a women’s studies major really does make you feel bad about being a guy, by the way --, I’ve been doing your hair and makeup, I’ve even picked outfits that are cute but not too slutty! It’s everything you asked!”

“And I’m impressed with all that, actually! It’s just that,” She sighed, “You’ve been living in my place for only two days and you’ve already turned it into a pig sty. Guys are so gross! And I still can’t believe one is stuck in my body.”

“Oh, yeah, sorry. I guess I hadn’t noticed. But if it makes you feel better, your body is clean. I used body wash and applied lotion and everything! Like I said, I didn’t want to misstep, so I’ve been doing everything you asked...I guess I just didn’t think of something obvious that you didn’t mention.”

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Dentist's Office (Part 1)

After some severe pains in his mouth, Hector’s dentist explained that he was going to need to get his wisdom teeth removed. They were putting him under with gas, and the alst thing he saw was his dentist’s face. Dr. Tanaka was a sweet middle aged Asian woman, always very friendly. Seeing her smile as he drifted off gave him comfort.

He awoke suddenly, standing on his feet in a surprisingly lucid state. He expected the knockout gas to make him dreary, but he felt fine -- until he looked in the mirror as saw Dr. Tanaka’s face looking back at him. His own body was still passed out on the chair with gauze and blood in its mouth. Hector wondered if he was still under, and if this was a hallucination. He pinched and proded the female body he presently had in an effort to wake up.

Fianlly, he decided to try to wake up his former body. It seemed just as much in shock as he was, but because of the gas, the gauze, and the novocane, there was only a bunch of incoherent mumbles.

Hector put his hand on his own arm as a gesture of comfort, “I know. I’m scared too. I don’t know how this happened. One minute, I’m passed out in this chair, and the next...I’m you! If you can just sort of gesture how to do everything properly, I think I can figure it out.”

Saturday, February 10, 2024

A Totally Radical Change

On a brisk fall day in 1983, Scott was walking through the mall when he stumbled across a strange old shop he had never seen before. The neon sign read “Spells ‘r Us,” and the only person working seemed to be a strange old man.

The old man began to describe some items to Scott, who was soon distracted by some young woman walking by outside the store. “Your curious what it would be like, aren’t you?” The old man asked.

Somehow Scott knew exactly what he meant. “Yeah,” He confessed.

“Well, you are in luck, as turning men into women is just my specialty,” The old man said, being unnaturally honest, “But I can see the hesitation in your eyes. Tell you what -- How about you put down a $50 deposit, and you can try out a woman’s body for 24 hours. If you don’t like it, come back tomorrow to get your money back and be transformed back into your old male self.”

Scott slapped down the money and was instantly transformed. He had an absolutely fantastic time as a woman the rest of the day, chatting with other women, trying on clothes at stores, an even buying one outfit to wear the next day.

But when he woke up the next morning, he had a bit of regret, realizing he wanted his old body and life back. As he drove back to the mall, things seemed strange and different. The parking lot was empty and many of the stores had suddenly shuttered overnight. One of the few teenagers lingering in the mall gave Scott a sneer as they passed each other. “The 80s called, they want their trends back,” The teen shouted.

Luckily, Spells ‘r Us was still there. Scott approached the old man and said, “I’d like my deposit back, please. And my body back.”

The old man squinted, “Who are -- oh! Now I recognize you! My dear, you are over 40 years too late! You needed to come back in the next day for any returns. There’s nothing I can do, I’m afraid.”

Friday, February 9, 2024

Faith

I don’t think I had been in a church since I was a kid. I certainly remember going with my parents and often praying to God to ask that He make me a woman. I remember thinking that if I just prayed hard enough, it would actually happen. As time passed, I felt like my prayers would never be answered; that God made a mistake when he made me by placing me in a man’s body instead of a woman’s.

It would be many years before the Great Shift finally happened, and it seemed my prayers were finally answered.

I immediately returned to the church and got down on my knees to say ‘thank you.’ I expected more people to be there -- either out of gratefulness (like me) or else fear. I imagine the Great Shift was terrifying for many. But for me? Well, I ended up in a body that truly felt right. I still had my doubts on the existance of God, but after all those years of pleading and praying, it did seem like this was truly a response. And a moment of faith just seemed appropriate.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Burnt

It took several hours for the fire trucks to put out the blaze, and several more days before the police removed the barriers after concluding their investigation. The site was a burnt out mess with several nearby buildings affected. Jason stood in the spot where the body swapping machine once was, but little remained except for a few larger metal pieces.

“It’s gone, Heather,” He sighed.

“But maybe we can reconstruct the burnt pieces? Or figure out how to rebuild anything missing?” Heather replied.

“I doubt it. There’s not much here to go off of. When the machine started sparking while we were inside, we both barely got out with our lives...or I guess we got out with each other’s lives. But Dr. Greenberg? Instead of running out with us, he was trying to put out the fire. The body swapper was his life’s work. We haven’t heard from him. I fear the worst.”

Heather began to cry. They were only supposed to test out Dr. Greenberg’s body swapper and be in each other’s body for fifteen minutes. Now as she looked as Jason inside of her body, she knew they were going to be stuck as each other for the rest of their lives.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

First Semester (Part 3)

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Josh returned to campus and found some friends playing Ultimate Frisbee, and he soon joined in. With just about everyone from the freshman in someone else’s body, no one made a big deal about the fact that he was now Ms. Wen.

That is, until Ms. Wen walked by with Josh’s body.

He actually gave a friendly wave when he saw her, but she responded with a stern look before sighing and saying, “Josh, may I see you over here for a second?”

Josh walked over and asked, “What’s up?”

“Do you understand the point of Swap Class, Josh? The point is not to run around campus as you normally would. The point is to understand the world from someone else’s perspective. Now, with that in mind, do you imagine that I would be running around playing sports on campus while wearing my daughter’s clothes?”

Josh felt a little embarrassed he picked clothes out of the wrong closet. “Your daughter?”

“Don’t worry. She’s around your age and off to college herself. You won’t find yourself in any awkward family situations. But do please go back to my house and change into something you might actually expect a professor at this university would wear, and do your best to act like one as well!”

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Secretary

When Hitomi finally returned to her desk, Brad sprung to his feet. “Have you found anything out yet?” He asked, “Was there any talk about testing something experimental in the research wing that could have caused us to swap bodies like this?”

Hitomi shrugged, “Nothing, Mr. Collins. But you know how you said yesterday that I’m cute when I’m angry? I think you may be right!”

“Look, I’m sorry about that, but this is serious. We can’t live as each other. Do you think you can even begin to do my job?”

Hitomi shrugged again, “I’ve been doing it fine for the past couple hours. Maybe your just nervous because you’re the one stuck in the body of a secretary now? Or maybe the thought of a secretary’s salary is what scares you? Or is that you’ve already experienced sexual harassment as a woman in the past few hours that I have to endure every day in this misogynistic hellhole? Maybe you’re worried about being a woman in general? Well, I hope you’re getting used to those heels, because there’s no way we’re switching back!”

Monday, February 5, 2024

Perspective

A few days ago, an accident on campus caused him to swap bodies with his girlfriend, Amanda. The hope was that they’d be able to swap back in a few days.

While Ron had spent a lot of time with Amanda in the days right after the swap, he decided to head to the local bar one night alone. While Ron had just turned 21, Amanda was a few weeks younger, so he scoured around her room before finding her fake ID.

Once he got inside, he saw a sight that he never expected to see, at least not from this perspective. There was his body in the corner making out with some chick! Amanda was cheating on him -- with a woman and while she was in his body!

Ron couldn’t even feel angry at first. He just stood there with a confused expression on his face. How could she do this to him? Why would she do this to him?

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Investigation (Part 1)

“Don’t worry, Sarah, we are taking the utmost care in this case and investigating to the fullest. I am the department’s lead investigator when it comes to criminal sexual harassment. As such, I will be going into your office undercover as you for the next few days. Obviously, you will be staying at home as I conduct my investigation,” Detective Alvin Ross explained to the young woman.

“What will happen if nothing happens? What if he can tell you’re not me? It’s so weird looking at a copy of myself; is it weird for you?” Sarah seemed to have a million questions.

“If your boss is as bad as you say he is, this shouldn’t take more than a day or two. And they never know something is up...or, at least, they never figure it out until it’s too late. And, lastly, don’t worry about me. This is just my job; it’s all professional to me.”

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Layoffs

“I’m afraid this is never easy, but we’re going to have to let you go. You just aren’t achieving the goals we’ve set up for software developers.”

Mary protested, “But YOU’RE the software developer. Of course I don’t know anything about doing that job! I’m the head of HR. We all swapped bodies in that accident, and -- ”

“And most of us adapted by embracing the bodies we ened up in,” Andre replied, “And I have been killing it in your role as head of HR. You in my body and working as a software developer? Not so much. We’ll be offering you a comprehensive severance package, but we’ll have to escort you out once this meeting is over.”

“But how will I get my body back once the company figured out how -- ”

“Please understand that it is is considered property of the company now. We are only obliged to leave you with A body. You should’ve read your offer letter more carefully.”

Friday, February 2, 2024

Breakdown (Part 2)

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“I got it while I was in town,” Jim explained, “They’re practical!”

“They’re practually hideous!” Ami interjected, “If my Instagram followers saw me looking like that...And, speaking of which, where did you get them?”

“You know I went to town. I stopped at the WalMart.”

Ami held back a dry heave, “Seriously?”

“It’s where I bought the parts for your car, too. No one was talking about nothing strange or unusual either, so whatever this body swapping stuff that affected us...we seem to be the only ones. I should still be able to fix your car though.”

“Thanks. Could you try not to get my hands too dirty?”

“Try not to...get your hands dirty?” Jim asked in confusion, “I’m gonna be working on your car. My hands ae gonna get dirty!”

“MY hands,” Ami reminded him, “You may be in control of my body right now, but those are still MY hands.”

“Naw, I get it. I’m just telling you there’s not much I can do about it. And if we aren’t able to swap back, all this talk about dirty hands and not liking each other’s clothes are gonna seem like small taters.”

Ami hated to admit it, but she knew Jim was right.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Slip

Curtis had a pounding headache that kept getting more and more intense until he simply passed out. As he woke up, he still felt the pounding in his head. It was so bad that it was hard for him to focus. The first thing he noticed was the indoor pool and scenic views; it was a far cry from his studio apartment in the city.

For a moment, he thought he wasn’t wearing any clothes, but it seems he was mistaken. It was just that he was wearing a bikini -- and seemed to be filling it out rather nicely! He was -- a woman? It didn’t make any sense.

Then a male voice called out, “Oh, thank God, Honey, you’re okay! When you slipped on the side of the pool and hit your head, I was about to call the hospital! Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine. I guess,” Curtis mused. He certainly wasn’t fine, but this was way too weird to admit! Did he just swap bodies into this woman! Or maybe he always had been this woman, and what he thinks are his memories are an effect of hitting his head?

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Stuck

It was weird for Mia to look into the chamber and see her own face with Doctor Herbert Kelvin’s scowling expression on it. The chambers had apparently been some sort of body swapping machine, and Doctor Kelvin had tricked Mia to step inside. He locked her in and stole her body.

“You made one very obvious miscalculation,” She teased, “By locking my body inside and then swapping bodies with me, you ended up locked up locking in yourself.”

“Let me out of here,” He hissed.

“No, not while you still have my body. Though, it is a problem. If I use this machine to swap back, then I’ll be stuck in there, and we go through this whole loop all over again. But there must be some way to outsmart this whole problem...”

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Switching Teams

The noise from the crowd was now louder than when Tyler scored the last touchdown. Of course, instead of cheers, it was now the sound of anger and confusion that echoed through the stadium. The Great Shift had just swapped the bodies of everyone inside along with the rest of the world.

Tyler was, of course, just as confused as anyone now that he found himself on the other side of the field in the body of one of the cheerleaders from the opposing team.

His first thoughts were about how his playing days were probably over and thinking about what he was going to do next. Then he wondered what he even COULD do next, given the fact that he was now in a body he was certainly very unfamiliar with. And finally, he was thankfully that this body was on the field and not in the crowds, which was starting to sound increasingly like it was getting violent. Luckily, he knew a way to get out quickly before people started storming on...

Monday, January 29, 2024

Rainbow Mist

Ben couldn’t explain how he knew it, but it felt like there was magic in the air of the gay club that night. The magic was loud, the dance floor was hot, and everything just seemed perfect. As he stepped to the side for a quick breather, he noticed a strange rainbow fog fill begin to fill the air. At first, he thought it was an effect from the club, but no, this was something different.

Then as the mist began to overtake people, he noticed some changing. For some, the change was slight, maybe they became a little taller or a little more fit. He noticed several of his more confident friends didn’t change at all; they were perfectly happy being just the way they were -- gay and proud. Then there was others who seemed to change genders right before his eyes.

Ben realized he couldn’t pass up this opportunity as he darted for the mist. Transforming was a much more pleasant experience than he anticipated, as the mist swirled around him, turning him into a beautiful woman in a rainbow dress. A few of his friends stared.

“I know I never told any of you,” He said, “I thought I was just gay. But then I saw what we all just saw, and I realized...I was trans. I could’t pass up the opportunity...”

His friends simply nodded as the loud music resumed and everyone continued to dance.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Faking It

“So, you really woke up a few weeks ago and thought you were someone else stuck in your own body?” Jing laughed at the story his wife was telling him, “Why didn’t you tell me right when it happened?”

“When I woke up! I didn’t know who I was! I didn’t know who you were! I didn’t know I could trust you! It was like living in a dream until I remembered who I really was.” Curtis was lying through his teeth in a lot of ways. He had, of course, woken up in Julie’s body and didn’t understand why it happened or who he was, but he had just sort of faked it. He never remembered anything about actually being Julie or this man’s wife, but he was honestly enjoying it, so he decided to embrace it. In particular, he had opened up to Julie’s husband, Jing. And he felt like he had to be honest that it had happened, but maybe not too honest. He also conveniently left out the fact that in the different life he remembered that he was a guy.

“I honestly feel bad I didn’t notice anything was amiss. But it was probably just a bad dream working its way into the waking hours. I mean, it’s not like you were actually a different person before; that would be impossible.”

“Of course it would! So impossible,” Curtis laughednow too, “But it was really scary in the moment it happened.”

“Don’t worry. I’m always here for you...”

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Decision (Part 3)

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After several months passed, I had pretty much gotten used to being Charlotte and being a woman. I was able to reconnect with most of my friends, who knew to accept that Charlotte had simply become nicer. I loved spending time with Emily, and it felt like I was dating my best friend. But I had some problems with intimacy. I told myself it was because I still wasn’t used to Charlotte’s body; that I felt like it was violating it somehow. But Emily sat me down on the bed with a more blunt assessment.

“I think you’re straight, dude,” She said.

“What?” I protested, “No way! I’ve always like girls!”

“You used to, sure. But now you have Charlotte’s body, and Charlotte’s body likes dudes. I can tell.”

“How?”

“Give me a compliment.”

“I like the way your sweater brings out the blush in your cheeks.”

“See. That’s a total girl-to-girl friend compliment. If you were a guy still, you’d totally mention my butt or something.”

“But we are both women now! We’re girls! So, of course, it’s girl-to-girl compliments!”

“What do you dream about at night?”

“I dream about being in my old body again.”

“Do you dream about being yourself again? Or do you dream about being with yourself?”

I didn’t want to admit it to Emily, but that last line hit me hard. My fantasties were no longer about being in my old body; they were about being romantic with my old body. That was the sort of intimate experience I wanted. I realized I probably needed to find the real Charlotte again, but now for an entirely different set of reasons. And I can’t imagine Emily would want to help me this time.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Into the Water

Max and Peter didn’t understand why the local beaches were closed. There was no explanation; no reason! They decided it wouldn’t stop them. Besides, who would stop them? There weren’t even any guards working.

Max stepped into the ocean first, and to Peter’s eyes went wide when he saw Max change. And soon enough, instead of his best friend, stood a beautiful woman. Even his clothes had changed!

“What’s wrong, Peter?” Max asked, “Suddenly afraid of breaking the rules and getting a little wet?”

“Dude! Look at yourself!” Peter shouted back.

“What?”

“You turned into a chick!”

Max laughed, “What’s wrong with your head? I’ve always been a woman! Now, come on!”But, of course, now getting into the water was the last thing Peter wanted to do...

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Just Visiting

Susan pulled the car up to the house where her mom was waiting in the driveway. Susan looked over to her husband, he seemed nervous. This was the first time since their wedding that they’d seen Susan’s parents, and she knew her mom had always given Tom a hard time.

“Relax, Tom,” Susan assured him, “My mom can just be over protective, but she loves you.”

The conversation didn’t even get to start as it was interupted by the loud nasally voice of Susan’s mom, “Why if it isn’t my daughter and my favorite son-in-law. I don’t know why it took you so long to visit. Susan, why don’t you go say hello to your father inside?”

Susan nodded and went in.

“It’s good to see you, Mrs. Lee,” Tom’s body said.

“You can cut the shit. She can’t hear you out here. You stole my body on my wedding day! And I need answers! Why? Why did you do it? It’s got to be weird stuck in the body of your own daughter’s husband!”

Mrs. Lee inside Tom’s body laughed, “It is. And I didn’t want to be you. That’s for sure. But you weren’t good enough for my daughter. You couldn’t provide enough for her, and I wasn’t going to let you bring my daughter down to your level, so I did what I had to do, and I became you. And that meant that you had to become me. I hope you are happy with my body and my life. I know from first hand experience how handsy Mr. Lee can be at night.”

“Fuck you, Mrs. Lee. I’m going to find a way back to my own body no matter what!”

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Becoming a Hero (Part 1)

It all began one day when a monster started attacking the city. Matthew found himself quivering in terror, wishing he could do something and hoping a hero would come in to save the day like what he sees in the movies or reads in his comic books.

And that’s when a strange alien appeared in Matthew’s apartment. The alien made an offer. He could have real life superpowers; he could stop the monster and save the city; he could be a hero. Of course, Matthew couldn’t resist the opportunity, and he quickly agreed.

And as soon as he agreed, Matthew could feel the alien transfer power into his body, but Matthew’s body changed in other ways as well -- he became a woman! He looked at his new body in a tight pink outfit, and he began to ask a litany of questions to the alien.

“Consider it the ultimate secret identity,” The alien shrugged, “Now I’d hurry if I were you, or there might not be much city left.”

And so Matthrw rushed off for a quick battle, ultimately destroying the monster and a good portion of the city along with it. If being a superhero meant being a woman while doing it, it seemed worth it. Plus, he just had to figure out how to turn his powers off and become his normal self again; that whole “secret identity” the alien talked about, right?

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Open

The streets had gotten quiet in the hours since the Great Shift. Nearly every store was shut with the lights off, but Albert saw a dim light coming from a bar. There weren’t many people inside; he sat down and asked for a beer.

“I’m gonna need to check your ID,” The bartender said.

“If this woman had an ID, don’t you think I’d be at this woman’s home, trying to figure out things?” Albert asked.

“Don’t worry. I’m just messing with ya. In the wakeof everything that’s happened, I’m not sure checking IDs even means that much anymore.”

“How can you come to work given everything that’s happened? I mean...look at me! I’m a chick!”

“I take it you weren’t one before? Well, it seems everyone is someone else now, so you aren’t alone. Everyone except for me, at least. I’m the same ol’ Pete I always was. Kinda a shame though; being someone else might be fun. And I probably would’ve had an excuse to shut down for the night. But, eh, I own the place and live upstairs. It’s a hellauva commute, I must say.”

Albert laughed for the first time since the Shift swapped him into this body. Maybe things wouldn’t be so bad....

Monday, January 22, 2024

At the Shop (Part 1)

After the world went blurry for a few moments, the first thing Theo noticed was a sharp pain in his fingers. He seemed he had stabbed himself with a sewing needle he had been holding. The pain was enough that he didn’t notice how his entire body had changed. Something he would be distracted from noticing again by a piercing scream not far away.

As he went to investigate, he noticed the fancy dresses around him. Was he in some sort of a store? He felt an ache in his side and paused a moment, which happened to be right in front of a mirror. He was shocked to see the reflection of a middle aged Asian woman instead of his own body. This didn’t make sense; this didn’t make sense at all! People just didn’t randomly become someone else!

Then he heard the scream again. He reconsidered. Maybe people DID randomly swap bodies, and maybe he wasn’t the only one!

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Helping

Rachel and Doug had been friends since they were kids. Even as they grew older and moved far from each other, they stayed in touch -- regularly talking on the phone. Though as they got older, the phone calls stopped, replaced by emails. It was a while before Rachel revealed why, her boyfriend hated when she talked with other guys. It only got worse from there. As time passed, Rachel’s boyfriend went from controlling to abusive. She often asked for help from Doug to escape from the relationship, yet any attempts proved unsuccessful.

Doug finally asked if he could try using magic to help her. He wasn’t sure if it would work, because he had never really attempted any spell casting before. Rachel LOLed in an email response, saying magic wasn’t real, but she’d try anything at this point. And so he cast the spell, crossing his fingers that his plan might actually work.

Sure enough, the next morning he woke up in Rachel’s apartment and in her body with her abusive boyfriend snoring beside him. He was more than surprised that Rachel’s body was pregnant; this was something she hadn’t mentioned in the emails! He decided this didn’t change the plan at all as he quickly got dressed and went to the bus station. It’d be a long, uncomfortable journey in Rachel’s pregnant body for him to meet up with his own body, but he knew he had the will to make a break from Rachel’s boyfriend in a way that she just couldn’t seem to do on her own. Any unpleasantness was worth it.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

It Sucks

“This Great Shift thing sucks.” Brian complained, “Freshman year of college should be like the best. Instead I’m stuck in the body of some 40-something year old townie.”

“Come on, it’s not so bad,” His roommate Jake replied, “At least you can look at yourself in the mirror while you change clothes.”

“It’s not excited when you look at yourself. And it’s not like this body is the kind you see on websites.”

“Well, I’m sure the government will find a way to get people back to normal in like two or three weeks, tops. They have all sorts of body swap and teleport technology just sort of sitting around that they pretend doesn’t exist.”

“Dude, the government doesn’t have some sort of secret body swapping machine. They don’t just hide things from the public like that.”

“Hey, man, just you wait. You’ll probably be prioritized because your body is old and stuff. They might even sweep you away in the middle of the night.”

“Oh, shut up, I’m in a middle aged body, not a senior citizen! And it sucks! And there’s no savior that’ll magically put me back in my own body. It just sucks, and it’s going to continue to suck. I have to get to used to it.”

Friday, January 19, 2024

Not According to Plan (Part 2)

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They quickly managed to contact most of the guests. Everyone may have been in a different body, but everyone also seemed to be okay. The only person Calvin wasn’t able to get ahold of was his future wife, Marisol. But it turned out she wasn’t far; she ended up swapping bodies with one of the undocumented workers on the venue’s kitchen staff. He owned no phone nor car, yet Marisol was determined to make it to the venue. She showed up and explained who she was. Calvin also told her about how he swapped with the wedding planner. The two agreed to move forward with the ceremony, despite being in different bodies. Marisol borrowed a suit from another guest. Calvin apologized for not having a dress; they hadn’t located Marisol’s body, and Calvin wasn’t sure it would fit his new body anyway. Marisol told him it didn’t matter; the only thing that mattered was that they were together. Calvin couldn’t help but blush and smile. He couldn’t believe he was about to get married and was in even more disbelief that he was technically now the bride in this situation. Marisol was right though; none of that mattered. Right now, he was simply the luckiest woman in the world.

They quickly managed to contact most of the guests. Everyone may have been in a different body, but everyone also seemed to be okay. The only person Calvin wasn’t able to get ahold of was his future wife, Marisol. But it turned out she wasn’t far; she ended up swapping bodies with one of the undocumented workers on the venue’s kitchen staff. He owned no phone nor car, yet Marisol was determined to make it to the venue.

She showed up and explained who she was. Calvin also told her about how he swapped with the wedding planner. The two agreed to move forward with the ceremony, despite being in different bodies. Marisol borrowed a suit from another guest. Calvin apologized for not having a dress; they hadn’t located Marisol’s body, and Calvin wasn’t sure it would fit his new body anyway. Marisol told him it didn’t matter; the only thing that mattered was that they were together. Calvin couldn’t help but blush and smile. He couldn’t believe he was about to get married and was in even more disbelief that he was technically now the bride in this situation. Marisol was right though; none of that mattered. Right now, he was simply the luckiest woman in the world.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Mission

“Act natural, and don’t panic. I wasn’t followed, but you can never be too careful,” Agent L said grabbing his companion’s arm.

“Well, it’s about time,” Alice Wu snapped back, “I was worried you were going to get my body killed! And I didn’t appreciate expecting to actually spent some time with you, but instead be surrounded by CIA agents who swap our bodies!”

“I said I’m sorry, but --”

“No you didn’t.”

“Well, I’m sorry, but I needed your body for a mission. I needed to sneak into North Korea and steal some codes. Your body and your passport allowed me to do that.”

“You could’ve asked me to get them for you.”

“It was all classified. I’ve probably told you too much already. But you know I repsect you. It’s all over now anyway. We just need to go back to the CIA and return to normal.”

“What I don’t want to swap back to normal.”

“I didn’t want to do it this way, but I’m afraid you once again don’t have a choice.”

As Agent L exited the restaurant holding Ms. Wu’s arm, he expected another ambush. But this time there were no agents.

“It seems no one is coming to help you this time,” Alice smiled, “This might be that I’ve already convinced them we already swapped back to normal. Maybe that respect is more than mutual, so much so that I’ve adored actually BEING you while you were on your silly mission...”

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Back in Time (Part 1)

To Whomever Finds This Note:

I have made a truly amazing scientific breakthrough that allowed for instantaneous travel through space and time. My initial activation shot my brain hundreds of years into the future to find myself in the body of a woman living in Japan with amazing technologies at her fingertips. Unfortunately, my presence was not stable, and both my brain and new body slingshotted back to England in the late Middle Ages.

I don’t dare explain that I am from the future, my technology, or that my mind was originally a man’s now in a woman’s body. They see me as “exotic,” and attribute my use of more modern english to my “accent.” Their false assumption of my foreign-ness has allowed me to hide any errors or faux pas I might make in plain sight.

I have ensured the gadgets on her person that came with me were well hidden, but I have certainly used my knowledge of the modern world to improve the lives of the poor villagers. Some basic hygiene such as not dumping waste into the water we drink has gone a long way to improve health. Though I do seem to be stuck here with no access to the type of technology I would need to create the means to return.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Farmhouse (Part 2)

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I slouched down and sat on the floor, still reeling from the fact that I had swapped bodies with my own mother!

Finally, my mom (now in MY body) leaned down to comfort me. “I think I can fix it,” She said, “Whoever made this strange thing likely just left it on when they disconnected the power. I just have to figure out how to power it down before reconnecting it. Then we should be able to swap back to normal.”

“Can’t we just touch the wires together like you did earlier,” I begged.

“If we do that again, we risk frying the circuits. And if the circuits fry before we swap back, then we’ll be stuck; I obviously wouldn’t be able to repair the machine if that happened.”

“Okay, fine.” I sighed, “How long should it take?”

“Probably a few days. If I’m really lucky, only a few hours. But I suspect I’ll have to drive into town for parts.”

Monday, January 15, 2024

Out of this World

Receiving the first transmission from an alien civilization was a momentous occasion. The humans sent as much information about humanity as they could from music to mathematics, from art to anatomy. The aliens seemed to sent back schematics for a portal. Some were hesitant to build it, thinking it would allow the aliens to invade Earth. However, top scientists concluded that the portal would only work for a single lifeform, for a single trip, and it was a one-way trip.

It took quite a while to build, and almost no one wanted to be the one to use it. Anyone going through would likely never see their loved ones again, or even another human. Dr. Maxwell Wen eventually volunteered. He had never gotten married; his parents were dead. He couldn’t justify allowing a member of his team to make the sacrifice.

The trip through the portal was painless, a single step and he was on an alien world. He was greeted by a group of aliens, who explained how the portal worked. It destroyed his body and converted it to data, which could be transmitted over long distances much quicker. Then it was reconstructed, curing and diseases, fixing wounds, and repairing any damages DNA; improvements could be made as well, such as allowing his reconsructed body to live comfortably in the alien atmosphere or adding knowledge of the alien language to his brain. He questioned why he had become a woman. The aliens didn’t know what he meant, but as they had no gender, the portal had assumed Maxwell’s Y chromosome was simply a damaged X, and repaired it accordingly.

Maxwell supposed it didn’t really matter as he was the only human on the entire planet -- and the only being with a concept of gender at all. It was fascinating to collect information on the alien species and send data back to Earth in a human language they could understand. At the same time, he would translate any transmissions from Earth for the aliens while also sharing from his own depth of knowledge.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

If It Ain't Broke (Part 2)

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“God, you make my body look so stupid sometimes.” Anne heard Joe say from a distance.

Making fun of each other was common for both of them. That sort of banter often made Anne feel like she was already married to Joe. She knew she probably looked stupid by continuing to wear women’s yoga pants and high heels even though she had Joe’s body, but she did it so she felt better about herself, not for anyone else. She realized Joe dressed the way he did for similar reasons.

Of course, she couldn’t let him get away without a barb of her own. As soon as she saw an opening, she spouted out, “You’re hardly a lesbian as long as you’re with me,” referencing the previous night.

As the jokes toned down, they began to talk about their wedding plans. Anne had an uncomfortable favor.

“I know it’s weird, but...would you mind wearing my mom’s old dress for the wedding?” She asked before adding, “I think it would mean a lot to her. It was something I promised I would do prior to the Shift, and considering the body she’s now in...I don’t think she’ll be around much longer. And I think it would mean a lot to her to see you dressed like that and for a moment have her think that’s me up there...”

“Of course, but I guess you gotta wear a tux that day.”

“Yeah, not looking forward to that, but it’s fair. But after the wedding, we’re back to the usual.”

“For sure!”

“Good, because I’ve been working out and your former body is going to look so good in a bikini on our honeymoon...”