Downtime

DowntimeHow should a cross-dresser approach the tricky subject of time travel? I’m sure that’s a question many of you have asked yourselves. The answer obviously depends on the nature and function of the time-travel machine itself, so let’s say it’s a Quantum Leap-style device where the traveler’s mind is cast back in time and into someone else’s body (who happens to already inhabit the past time period in question). (As an aside, what happens to the person’s original body after this is an intriguing question. I favor the notion that only a copy of the person’s mind is sent back in time, and the traveler himself steps out of the machine never to know whether or not the thing worked as advertised.) But there’s still a huge decision to make: where do you go, when you have all of human history to choose from? Who do you become? Well, as it turns out, your choices are more limited than you might expect. And when you get right down to it, there’s only one place you really need to be. I’m sure you’ve already guessed where this is going, so—enjoy!

I’ve visited this subject often enough, so I’ll just point you to my most recent effort: “The New You” from this past May. That didn’t involve time travel, so for that I’ll suggest “Time Travel” from 2015.

Amanda

Downtime

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8 thoughts on “Downtime

  1. Pingback: She’s Not Your Little Boy | Amanda's Reading Room

    • Thanks, Jen. When there’s an erotic encounter in a story, it can be tough not to make it read like pretty much any other erotic encounter (written by the same author, at least) when pretty much the same things are happening. Even if the surrounding story is different every time, the encounter itself can come to feel like same-old/same-old. Role-playing is a good way to change it up, because then the content of the role-play can be different and unique. (Talk about unique: how many people role-play their lover as Elmer Fudd?)

  2. As always, loved the use of a classic Sci-Fi trope. As “Quantum Leap” is in the ashes of TVLand, the explanation of the mind transfer as time travel was needed and well done.

    on the other front, I’m always a little squeamish when a character is cavalier about collateral damage. In this case, the 10-year-old ceasing to exist. NOT an attack on the story. I just wished that there was a way to ‘trope-around’ this issue.

    • I hear ya. I feel the same way. That’s why I included the part about the original timeline still existing, now in parallel with the new timeline. Plus, the 10-year-old and the person who took over his mother are really the same person, so in that sense Jeffrey still exists in both timelines. But yeah, there are a lot of TG caps/stories out there where a secondary character is victimized (abused or wiped from existence) while the main character goes about his merry business. And that is definitely a problem in this genre.

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