Saturday, November 23, 2013

Glasses (Part 1)

Alvin hadn’t been looking where he was going and ended up knocking heads with a young woman in the hall. They had hit so hard that it knocked his glasses off. He reached to the ground to pick them up and put them back on, but that hit must have been even harder than he thought as his vision was still blurry. He tied adjusting them, but it didn’t seem to do any good.

What he didn’t realize yet was that his eyes were fine. The problem was that he had just swapped bodies with the young woman he had run into -- if you wanted to call that a “problem.” Alvin couldn’t even begin to grasp what was wrong until he heard his own voice scream. He looked over and even with his incorrect vision, he could tell he was looking at himself. He removed the glasses and received the shock of his life.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mathematics (Part 3)

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Neither Andrea nor Dave could figure out the mathematics on the board in order to swap back. Andrea seemed rather relaxed about everything, but Dave was starting to panic.

He grabbed Andrea’s collar and screamed, “Come on! I’ve been working at this equation for hours with no luck. You just glanced at it and dismissed it. If I am unable to figure it out, it means that you MUST be able to. The least you could do is give it a try.”

“Okay, okay!” Andrea relented, “I’ll give it a longer look, but I don’t know what you expect. I’m just not as smart as you even if I do have your brain chemistry now!”

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Little Rude

Ed had been shopping at the farmer’s market when he accidentally insulted an old woman selling items by calling it ‘crap.’ Ever since that moment, he had felt a little strange. He thought it was guilt at first. After all, she seemed sweet enough, and he had been rather harsh. He decided to go back and apologize, but when he spoke to her, she acted like Ed wasn’t even there.

Then he heard a male voice, “Honey, are you okay?” It asked.

It spoke again, “Honey? You’re starting to worry me.”

It took Ed a few more minutes before realizing the voice was addressing him. He turned to see an Asian man very close to him. Ed didn’t say a word; he didn’t know what to say. He couldn’t figure out who this guy was. He turned back to the woman to find that she had vanished. The man continued his line of concerned questioning.

Then Ed looked down. He realized he was now wearing a dress under a puffy coat. He could feel his hair was long now and tied back in two neat buns. There was a disturbing, unfamiliar weight on his chest and a lacking void between his legs. He realized he was a woman and the man asking questions must be his husband...and somehow he knew this was all the old woman’s doing just because he was a little rude to her.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In Shock (Part 1)

In an understandable moment of shock, Jim dropped the papers and books in his hands. Of course, those papers and books hadn’t been there a second ago. In fact, Jim’s world had seemed to spin just a moment ago and he suddenly found himself in a different room -- and in a different body.

Jim noticed a name written on a few of the papers. The name was Kelly Purin. His little sister? She had just gone off to college a few weeks ago. The whole family had been so proud, as she was the first member of their family to go to college.

However, figuring out whose body he was in didn’t exactly relieve Jim’s panic. He was still in a complete state of shock.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poker Face (Part 2)

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About 60 years after the Great Shift, Marty, Warren, Al, and Ted all reunited. They had lost touch a few times over the years, but always eventually rekindled.

“Does anyone else ever wish for a second Great Shift?” Warren asked the others.

“Just about every day of my life recently,” Al replied, “I still can’t believe those hot bodies we got swapped into last time.”

“These bodies aren’t so hot any more,” Marty interjected, “I still can’t believe I ended popping out three kids!”

Monday, November 18, 2013

Older

“I still can’t apologize enough for this, Dad,” Megan told her elderly father.

“You have nothing to apologize for,” He replied, “You had no idea that magic spell would swap our bodies. If anything, I feel guilty. Being in your 40 year old body, I feel so young, but I feel bad about taking your youth.”

“I did know what the spell did; I just didn’t believe it would work. I had no idea it would swap me with you either! And to think this was because I was so upset about turning 40! I felt so old! I hoped the spell would swap me with a young body! I can’t believe it backfired on me like this! I want to cry.”

“It’s okay, Megan. You can cry.”

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Routine

It took about a week after the Great Shift for Alex to settle back down into his normal routine. He’d wake up, take a shower, brush his teeth, go to work, come home, watch some TV, and then brush his teeth again before going to bed. In the aftermath of the Shift, he had high hopes that things would be different. After all, he had gone from being a dumpy-looking man to being a cute Asian woman! He had plans to buy an exciting wardrobe, hit the town, and be social. It didn’t come to fruition. Everything just continued as if nothing had changed. He often just threw on an old t-shirt, just like he used to. He couldn’t even find the time to bother with makeup. In many ways, he wanted to take advantage of his new body, but he found it hard to break his old habits. He was still who he was on the inside, no matter what he looked like on the outside.
It took about a week after the Great Shift for Alex to settle back down into his normal routine. He’d wake up, take a shower, brush his teeth, go to work, come home, watch some TV, and then brush his teeth again before going to bed. In the aftermath of the Shift, he had high hopes that things would be different. After all, he had gone from being a dumpy-looking man to being a cute Asian woman! He had plans to buy an exciting wardrobe, hit the town, and be social. It didn’t come to fruition. Everything just continued as if nothing had changed. He often just threw on an old t-shirt, just like he used to. He couldn’t even find the time to bother with makeup. In many ways, he wanted to take advantage of his new body, but he found it hard to break his old habits. He was still who he was on the inside, no matter what he looked like on the outside.