Saturday, December 7, 2013

How to Switch Bodies

Keith was quite surprised when he blacked out for a moment. His eyes opened a moment later to a very different sight. He was now in his friend Nicole’s apartment; even stranger, he was now also in her body. He thought about calling her, but instead he noticed a book on the end table. It was open to a page with a title that read “How to Switch Bodies.” Keith continued to read the book. It seemed the instructions were quite complicated, involving many exotic ingredients. Keith had no idea how Nicole was able to pull it all off, but considering he was now in her body, it was obvious that she had pulled it off. He continued to read. He only hoped he could use these instructions to swap back with Nicole, but he had no idea how he was going to find some of the items listed, and even if he did, the instructions of mixing the magic potion seemed quite complicated!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Honeymoon

Todd and Nancy had scraped by in order to afford their wedding. After the ceremony, Todd surprised his new wife with the fact that he had hidden a little extra away to pay for a surprise honeymoon. He had bought them discount tickets to an exotic resort called Exchange Island. Neither realized that the tickets were so cheap due to the fact that all visitors of the resort would switch bodies with another guest upon arriving. It was a shock for Nancy when she swapped with a young woman on holiday, but Todd was even more taken aback, as he also swapped with a woman. Despite being in borrowed bodies, the two continued to enjoy their honeymoon as best as possible. Todd knew he would be unable to perform many of his husbandly duties, but that didn’t stop him from trying to be as romantic as possible. He lifted Nancy into his arms and gave her a big kiss. They knew this would certainly be a memorable honeymoon and in spite of the oddity, they also knew it would be the start of a wonderful marriage.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Help

Phillip had actually heard legends of the magic taxi before, but he never expected the stories to be true. And even if they were true, it seemed statistically unlikely to ever encounter the magic taxi. Further, he had always expected to taxi to be in some place like New York or London. He never would’ve thought to come in contact with the magic taxi halfway around the globe while on vacation, nor did he ever expect the cab to be red nor for the driver to be a stout Chinese man.

Having his body stolen was devastating, but being stuck in the cabbie’s body was worse. It was compounded by the fact that most people entering the cab only spoke Chinese, which Phillip didn’t speak a word of. He kept hoping that he’d find another tourist like himself to swap with when it came time. However, the time came much earlier than he expected after he let the words “Have a nice day” slip to a young woman who had taken a rather lengthy trip. As he watched the cab drive away, his heart sank a little. He was now a Chinese woman, yet he spoke no Chinese. He was in a foreign country with almost no knowledge of the body he was in or the life she lead. He didn’t even know how he was going to ask anyone for help.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Liquid (Part 2)

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Because of the liquid, Mark knew he’d be female for the rest of his life, but he also understood that maintaining his newfound beauty would require hard work. He immediately set out exercising -- by going to the gym or doing some yoga outside. With his old body, he had no need to stay in shape; there wasn’t really anything worth maintaining. But this new body? It was amazing. It gave him huge motivation to gout out each day to work out. He wasn’t going to let himself go -- ever.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Who's the Boss?

Despite the fact that Craig had always been a little angry at his boss Julia because she always took credit for his hard work, he had never wanted anything like this! The latest test of his new invention for the company had swapped their bodies. For the past day, he had been stuck as her, and he hadn’t been enjoying himself.

Julia was no happier, of course. In an attempt to switch back, she had been combing over Craig’s notes and analyzing the manuals for the various parts. She presented an idea, “I think we might be able to switch back if we reverse the polarity of the subtronic P-50 equalizers.”

Craig sighed, “Don’t you think I tried that? I did that almost instantly following our swap. It did nothing except blow a fuse, yet it was the only thing I even had time to try! Your day is so crammed with budget meetings and filling out reports that I don’t have time to get into the nitty gritty of fixing this!”

Monday, December 2, 2013

Contract

“I don’t think either of you read this contract carefully enough,” Hugo said as he pointed to one particular clause, “It does NOT say that we all must switch back when one of us wants to; it says that if even one person doesn’t want to switch back, we stay swapped. Since I am quite content in Lily’s body, we aren’t going to be switching back any time soon.”

“That’s quite fine with me,” A confident Frank stated from inside Hugo’s body, “I don’t know why you’re willing to give up your body and your position as CEO to be in a woman’s body, but I am not complaining about the job, this body, or the money that comes with it.”

“But this can’t be!” Lily protested from Frank’s body, “I don’t want to be stuck like this! You two can’t do this to me! You just can’t!”

“We didn’t do anything,” Hugo said, “You signed the contract. You agreed to this!”

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Glasses (Part 2)

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Alvin quickly put his glasses back on. There was no way he could believe what he was seeing without them on. How could he be looking at his own body? It was impossible? But even through the distortion of the lenses that no longer suited his new body’s eyes, there was no mistaking the obvious -- he had switched bodies with the woman that he had bumped into. He attempted a slight smile before he reluctantly took off the glasses once more; this time he handed them to her, reaching out an arm to his former body. They didn’t exchange a single word, just a few knowing glances. Alvin could see his former body trembling with fear of the unknown -- clearly, just as confused as he was as to how this was even possible. He smiled again; this time is was returned. They both knew the shared a secret that no one would ever believe. And it would be funny if it wasn’t so terrifying.