If you’ve read it once, you’ve read it a thousand times: a man and his wife decide to switch places with each other on the eve of renewing their marital vows. What? You’ve never even heard of such a thing before? Man, where have you been? This may be a little-known TG trope, but it’s got to be part of the core curriculum. I first encountered it in a two-part caption by famed captioneer Jen Derbender called “Marriage Swap”. Not the most inspired of titles, but it does capture the essence of the subject. (That caption dates back a few years. I don’t recall where I stumbled across it, but you might be able to find it at The Haven.) Jen’s caption was fairly short and tightly focused, but I always felt that it captured a fundamental aspect of the appeal that cross-dressing holds for so many people. Don’t ask me to state that in plain language; I couldn’t do it if I tried. It may defy any sort of easy summary. But one day not long ago I was moved to write the same story, only in my own inimitable and word-intensive way. So instead of Jen’s two-image (perhaps 500-word) version, here’s an 18-page rendition of more or less the same tale. That doesn’t make it better than Jen’s piece, just different. Enjoy!
I’ve never written a story quite like this one, but “Regulation Housewife” from 2014 has some similarity, as does “The Cross-Dresser’s Wife” from way back in 2011.
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Lovely story. what a great way to revitalise a relationship.
Thanks. It was a fun one to write!
I enjoyed this, it was the details that really sold the story.
Glad you enjoyed. Telling details are what it’s all about. They’re also what transformed the story from Jen’s caption (as mentioned above) into an 18-page narrative, covering roughly the same ground, and with no excess wordage. Amazing!
Whatever I had hoped to achieve with my caption you have surpassed with this amazing and masterful story, Amanda. I only wish I could possess the superb writing skills that you continuously display. Not only has “Welcome to Wonderland” became one of my new all-time favorites, but I plan on telling my fellow friends who love this theme to come check out not only this tale, but all of your fantastic fiction.
Thank you, Jen, for that lovely thought. As ever, writers inspire one another. 🙂
Oh Amanda! You have made my panties all sticky…
Well, that’s nice, I suppose. But really… ick. No one needs to know that.