Saturday, January 11, 2014

Unsure

Chaotic would have been a tame word for everything that happened on Friday night. Nicholas and his bride-to-be Barbara were looking forward to their wedding the next day, busily working on a few last minute adjustments. The two were blinded by a flash and light and things went from busy to insane. Nicholas was no longer in a room with his wife, he was in his younger sister’s graduate school dorm room -- even stranger was when he looked down to discover he was now in his sister’s body as well. A few frantic phone calls later, and he found Barbara, she was in the body of his best man, Pierce. She gave him an opportunity to postpone the wedding, but he insisted he loved her no matter what and it should go on as planned. In some ways, they lucked out. Nicholas’s sister happened to be the same size as Barbara, though Nicholas felt a little weird about being the one to wear the dress. The pastor showed up right on time; it seemed that he hadn’t been affected by the Great Shift. Locating all the family and friends was difficult. Many were still missing, and Nicholas and Barbara feared for their loved ones’ safety. It still didn’t stop the wedding. As Nicholas stood before Barbara staring into the eyes that had belonged to his best man the night before, he had a moment of hesitation. He wished he had taken up Barbara’s offer to postpone this, at least for a day. Was he really ready for marriage in a new body like this? He just wasn’t sure...
Chaotic would have been a tame word for everything that happened on Friday night. Nicholas and his bride-to-be Barbara were looking forward to their wedding the next day, busily working on a few last minute adjustments. The two were blinded by a flash and light and things went from busy to insane. Nicholas was no longer in a room with his wife, he was in his younger sister’s graduate school dorm room -- even stranger was when he looked down to discover he was now in his sister’s body as well. A few frantic phone calls later, and he found Barbara, she was in the body of his best man, Pierce. She gave him an opportunity to postpone the wedding, but he insisted he loved her no matter what and it should go on as planned. In some ways, they lucked out. Nicholas’s sister happened to be the same size as Barbara, though Nicholas felt a little weird about being the one to wear the dress. The pastor showed up right on time; it seemed that he hadn’t been affected by the Great Shift. Locating all the family and friends was difficult. Many were still missing, and Nicholas and Barbara feared for their loved ones’ safety. It still didn’t stop the wedding. As Nicholas stood before Barbara staring into the eyes that had belonged to his best man the night before, he had a moment of hesitation. He wished he had taken up Barbara’s offer to postpone this, at least for a day. Was he really ready for marriage in a new body like this? He just wasn’t sure...

Slacker (Part 4)

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...And that’s when Neil got an idea.

“How much do you pay this Diane person?” Neil asked the person on the other end of the line.

“A lot.”

“Well, I still LOOK like her. How much is it worth it to you if I swing on by pretending to be her to try to whip everyone into shape?”

A few more minutes on the phone and Neil had managed to negotiate himself a pretty good rate for what would only be about an hour or so of work. He figured he could bring that money home and he wouldn’t have to worry about his mom bugging him for at least a month. Hell, why did he even need to go back home? He bet this Diane chick had a pretty awesome place somewhere. He could just squat there until someone came to kick him out. He was sure he could get all of her information from her office.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Stay Fit (Part 1)

Bruce was getting pretty sick of her demands, but he realized that he did agree to all this. A few years back, the Great Shift swapped him and Natasha. She had seemed pretty freaked out about the whole thing. At first, he thought she was worried about being stuck in someone else’s body, but it turned out she was more concerned with someone else being stuck in hers. Bruce was quite overweight, and she worried that he would do the same to her body, so he made a promise. Until they switched back, he would eat whatever diet and do any exercise she instructed. He never expected the swapping resulting from the Great Shift to be permanent. He had expected someone to find a solution. However, a few years later and he was still in Natasha’s body, still eating her diet, and still doing her exercises. He was getting tired of it all.
“Okay, now bend here,” Natasha instructed, “Keep your back straight and bend.”

Bruce was getting pretty sick of her demands, but he realized that he did agree to all this. A few years back, the Great Shift swapped him and Natasha. She had seemed pretty freaked out about the whole thing. At first, he thought she was worried about being stuck in someone else’s body, but it turned out she was more concerned with someone else being stuck in hers. Bruce was quite overweight, and she worried that he would do the same to her body, so he made a promise. Until they switched back, he would eat whatever diet and do any exercise she instructed. He never expected the swapping resulting from the Great Shift to be permanent. He had expected someone to find a solution. However, a few years later and he was still in Natasha’s body, still eating her diet, and still doing her exercises. He was getting tired of it all.

He looked up at her as she continued to give demands. There was one small positive to all this. Natasha in Bruce’s body continued to work out as well. She had managed to get his overweight body into shape. He knew he’d appreciate that if they were to ever switch back.

Search Results

Ryan sighed as he continued to search the internet for “body swapping;” he only could seem to find fictional stories and sites with captioned images. He needed to figure out how to actually swap bodies, or (more accurately) how to swap back. His sister had done something to cause this swap, leaving him trapped in her body. He was sure that she must have discovered something on the internet that would allow her to steal his body. How else could she have done it? He sighed yet again as he sifted through another page of search results.
Ryan sighed as he continued to search the internet for “body swapping;” he only could seem to find fictional stories and sites with captioned images. He needed to figure out how to actually swap bodies, or (more accurately) how to swap back. His sister had done something to cause this swap, leaving him trapped in her body. He was sure that she must have discovered something on the internet that would allow her to steal his body. How else could she have done it? He sighed yet again as he sifted through another page of search results.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Therapy

Keith had been arguing with his wife Amber for months now. He was at his wits end and ready for a divorce, but before doing so he agreed to his wife’s suggestion to see a counselor. On the first session, the couple ended up engaging in some rather unique therapy; the counselor swapped the couple’s bodies. Keith was now in Amber’s body, and Amber was now in Keith’s. The first day of being swapped just made Keith more angry. He was furious at Amber for taking him to that quack. On the second day, he left the house and decided to stay at a hotel to avoid seeing her. He stewed alone for a few days before suddenly realizing how wrong he was. A massive wave of emotions overcame him. He wanted to apologize; he wanted to make things right. He went home, thinking Amber would still be there, but the house was not at home. He went to the car dealership where he worked, knowing all his co-workers would see him as his own wife. He greeted his old boss and asked, “Where’s Keith?”

The boss seemed puzzled, “He didn’t tell you? He quit four days ago. We haven’t seen him since. He didn’t even pick up his final paycheck.”

Pink Gun

Marc had opened the unmarked box on his doorstep not knowing its contents. Inside was an odd pink gun with a note, explaining that it was some sort of body swapper. Curious, Marc aimed the gun out the window at a jogger. Suddenly, he saw his own body running down the street in a bathrobe, seemingly unaware of the swap. Meanwhile, Marc stood in his kitchen in the jogger’s female body clad in spandex with the pink gun still in his hands. He thought about switching back to his own body, but he hadn’t seen which way it ran. He shrugged; he had better plans anyway. He scoped a nice hiding spot outside his friend Amie’s house. The perky young Asian woman popped outside wearing a costume; she was heading to ComicCon today. Without hesitation, he fired the gun at Amie. Now in the body of the female jogger, Amie continued on her way without noticing she now had a completely different body. Marc, meanwhile, gave an evil grin. He was now in Amie’s body, and she didn’t even realize it. This gun was going to be fun!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Initial Test

The initial test of John’s invention had done quite a bit of damage to its inner workings. However, considering that he was now in Maria’s body, he also had to admit that his body swapping device was a complete success! He was actually feeling quite confident inside her body, but Maria was a little less patient. She insisted that John fix the device as soon as possible to get them both back to normal. John had tightened at least a dozen bolts already but many of the internal circuits were completely fried. The work was going to take at least a week to fix. This was news that he knew Maria would not be happy to hear.

In Shock (Part 4)

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As Jim continued to collect the papers from the floor, he was no longer thinking about how he was going to get out of his sister’s body, he was thinking about the more immediate concern of how he was going to avoid going on a date with her boyfriend.

It was at that moment he noticed one of the pages he was picking up. It was filled with odd symbols, but the title was quite clear, it was about swapping bodies. Had his sister accidentally read this page? Was it possible for him to figure out what it said?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Not the Only One

Javier had promised his sister that he’d be at her wedding no matter what -- of course, he had no idea that “no matter what” would include being stuck in the bodies of one of her bridesmaids. He pulled his motorcycle up to the church to find it seemingly sparsely attended. He went inside to discover the few other attendees who had managed to make it had also been swapped. The groom was in the body of his sister. His sister was now in the body of an old man. What an odd couple they made now. His mom and dad were both in the bodies of young women from the local college. Both Javier and his sister’s bridesmaid had been alone at the time of the swap last night. He hadn’t turned on any news reports. He hadn’t heard about the Great Shift. He had no idea up until he walked into that building that he wasn’t the only one who had swapped bodies!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Clean Break

Kyle took cover behind a wall. He still couldn’t believe what was happening. There was some crazy guy randomly firing what looked like a toy ray gun, except it wasn’t a toy. It fired beams that swapped people’s bodies! It was causing complete confusion. Kyle didn’t realize what had happened at first. But once he did he tried his best to get away, which certainly wasn’t easy as he often ran quite a bit away before being hit by another beam and being swapped into a body right back into the center of it all. Before this break behind the wall, he hadn’t even had time to know what sort of body he had ended up in--he had been in at least a dozen so far. He looked down; he couldn’t believe he was a woman! It wasn’t ideal, and the short skirt and high heels were even less so. He guessed there was a possibility of being swapped back into his own body if he stuck around, but there was also a chance of being stuck in a much worse body. He was far enough away from the swapper now, he could make a clean break to escape the chaos.

No Returns

Wei didn’t know where his wife Ming had found the strange device that looked like an old cigarette machine, but he certainly wasn’t amused by it after it swapped their bodies. Despite feeling nothing but uncomfortable being in Ming’s body, he tried his best to give a stern expression.

“You need to return this thing to where you found it.” He told her, “I mean, first you need to get us back to our own bodies and then return it!”

“Why should I?” Ming sulked, “I don’t want to switch back. I’m the man now! You need to learn your new role as the obedient wife!”

Wei was shocked. He had never treated Ming like that a day in his life. Why was she doing this to him now? He took a deep breath before attempting to ask again.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Disgusting

Mitchell closed his eyes tightly as he downed the thick pink substance. It tasted awful, but it would be worth it. The strange stuff would allow him to permanently keep the female body he now had. The drink he had to swallow for the initial transformation was even worse tasting. It had all been such an ordeal, but with his new body, he had never felt better in his life. He knew he had meant to be born a woman, and if downing a few disgusting drinks was what it would take to become one and stay one, so be it!

The Lens (Part 2)

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Thomas took a moment to admire his own work. The sculpture before him was a stunning replica for his own face, much more realistic than a photograph, but would it be enough to fool the lens? Would he be able to use this replica in order to get out of this female body and back into his own? He was hopeful, but there was really only one way to find out. He looked through the lens towards his creation...