Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sidelined (Part 10)

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Michael sat down with the pair. Only the woman spoke with the man simply glaring at Michael while holding a cup of coffee. “We know who you really are, of course,” the woman said, “And maybe it’s time to tell you who I really am. I’m Keiko. The REAL Keiko. The woman who stole my body went on to steal yours.”

Michael could only continue eating with a shocked expression on his face.

Keiko continued, “I have spent three years tracking down my body and a reversal spell. The only catch is that everyone who has been swapped needs to be in the same place at the same time. I’ve already gotten Misty in my body to agree, but you need to trick the bitch in your body to meet us. She doesn’t know that you’ve swapped with Misty, so you should be able to trick her. Just get her to meet you at this address tomorrow at 3PM.”

Keiko slid a piece of paper to Michael, and he nodded. He was finally going to get his body back!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Kidnapped


George couldn’t believe that three men had grabbed him off the street, bringing him to a weird building downtown. They strapped him down and ran jolts of electricity through his body, and suddenly he became free of his straps. He ran, grabbing this throbbing head as he did so. He was suspicious as to why the men seemed to let him go so easily. It seemed as though they just magically undid he straps, and now they weren’t even chasing him. It would take George a bit more time to realize that the men had kidnapped him to be an unwilling participant in a bodyswapping experiment. The woman who he swapped with was the brains behind the whole thing--she had made the machine and had been dreaming of swapping with a man. George would be quite a ways away before his mind processed the swap, and by that time the woman and the machine would be gone.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

No-brainer


It was Jose’s fifth interview this morning. He was quite exhausted, and he didn’t entirely see what the big deal was. He was the first patient to have his brain transplanted into a new body. There were a lot of questions about the fact that the body’s donor was female and even more about ethical implications. A few of the interviewers were taken aback by Jose’s urban and Hispanic accent coming from the mouth of a blonde white woman with a rather sing-song voice; this always made Jose laugh. Despite all the probing questions, to Jose the decision to undergo the procedure was a no-brainer--he repeatedly apologized for the pun--as it was a simple matter of life or death. He had a rare disease effecting his body and without the surgery he would’ve been dead within the year. How could he not undergo a risky procedure that would allow him to live a normal life? It didn’t matter what body he ended up with--at least he’d be alive! It just happened that the first brain-dead body to be available was female, and the rest was medical history.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Honeymoon


Before their wedding, Melissa and Larry had taken a strange potion that swapped their bodies. The reversal potion wouldn’t work for 24 hours, but their wedding was in less than twelve. Both decided to suck it up and swap back on their honeymoon. Larry had felt so odd in Melissa’s body, wearing her dress, and mingling her distant relatives. He was so thankful to drive away with Melissa and be off on their honeymoon. It wasn’t long before they checked into their hotel room, and the 24 hours were up. Larry started digging through Melissa’s bags, but he couldn’t find the reversal potion, though he did find several lotions, perfumes, and makeup. He asked Melissa where she had put it. She shockingly responded that she thought that he had brought it. It seems like the newly married couple would be stuck in each other’s bodies through their honeymoon.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Helmets


Otto lifted the helmet off his head while his former body on the other side of the room did the same. The strange invention had worked; he had swapped bodies with his friend, Janine. Amazed that it actually worked, the two placed back on the helmets to switch back. But something went wrong! The helmets weren’t working!


Monday, January 31, 2011

Loved for her body


“Whoa, Dude, what the hell are you doing!?” Curt asked in shock as he pushed his friend, Dave, back, “I may be stuck in your wife’s body thanks to that weird science experiment, but it’s your buddy’s brain inside this blonde body. I have no interest in kissing you, so don’t even think about it!”

“Sorry,” Dave sighed, “It’s easy to forget that you aren’t Sarah. I’m sorry for grabbing your waist when I saw you. It’s also tough having her at home in your body. She claims that I love her for her body and not her mind. Honestly, Curt, seeing you in her body makes me wonder if she’s right.”


Sunday, January 30, 2011

English


A large crowd began to gather in Beijing as a strange light began to flicker in mid-air. There seemed to be no cause and no reason for it until a young woman fell out of the light before it quickly disappeared. Many with cameras pulled them out to get a photo of the woman who appeared out of thin air. She spoke, “Could someone help me? I think something went wrong. My name is Samuel Winston, and I am from California. I invented a teleporter, but I think something went wrong! This isn’t my body!” The only response he seemed to get were a few confused faces and some cheers. Everyone was speaking a language he didn’t understand. He asked, “Does anyone here speak English? Anyone?”