This Body

100 words about waking up in another body
photo by TanteTati 

You wake up in someone else’s body. This body is thin and hungry. You think of tea and porridge and this body’s mouth waters and its stomach growls.

This body lives in a shoebox of a room. There’s a partly cracked mirror in the corner. You stand so you can see this body, but for now, you look at the feet. They are small and slender. This body is younger than yours.

Thinner, younger – you don’t know how you got this body, but you may never want to give it back.

The questions is, how did you get this body?

14 thoughts on “This Body

      1. Oh, you’re welcome, your post inspired it! 🙂
        Haha, yeah I didn’t see the game but when I saw the score, I thought, Sonya, what are you doing to me? 😀 Congrats on the winning streak!

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  1. Like the feeling of disorientation, of ‘other’ which you’ve achieved using the second person narrative -fits well with finding yourself in another body by surprise. Nicely done 🙂


          1. Yes, you’re right. There aren’t many novels wrtten in second, though are there? Very difficult to pull off, I would think.
            How’s NaNo going with a week left? Last time I asked you seemed pretty much on schedule to meet the word count. You still on fairies? 🙂

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          2. The only ones I can think of are Calvino’s “If on a Winter’s Night, a Traveller” and “Bright Lights, Big City” by Jay McInerney. Both on my to read list…
            NaNo is still on track, even though I lost ground over the last few days. I’ve tried to write a few Christmas themed short pieces to go on the blog in December because the fairies were spinning out of control. I don’t need another novel idea right now!


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