Saturday, February 8, 2014

Growl

“There you are, Janice,” Jackson sighed, “I’ve been looking all over for you. I don’t know why you ran away. I can’t imagine that being trapped in a dog’s body is at all agreeable to you. Quite frankly, I can’t say I enjoy being stuck in your body either. Don’t worry, my body is back at the lab, but for some reason it won’t let us all switch back unless all three of us are there. I’m sorry that the dog was involved in our experiment to swap bodies. He must’ve slipped in somehow. Once I switch us back, I’ll make it up to you by buying you dinner or something.”

But when Jackson approached Janice growled at him, causing him to back off. Being in a dog’s body, she couldn’t understand anything he was saying. She was just angry at him for getting her stuck like this!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Good Luck

With finals for the semester finally over, Jennifer knew what she needed, and soon enough she was at the clubs. She certainly didn’t expect to find her nerdy classmate Dennis there. She was even more taken aback when he listed a sci-fi-looking ray gun at her. He pressed the trigger and a strange beam was emitted. The next thing she saw was her body except it was wearing Dennis’s glasses. The ray gun was nowhere to be seen.

Her own body spoke, “I bet your wondering why you’re looking at yourself. Well, you aren’t. If you look down, you will see that you are now Dennis and I am now the beautiful Jennifer. Now I have my brains and your beauty, the perfect combo. What do you have? Well, not much. Good luck with that...”

Linebacker

Conor imagined that he didn’t have much time left at the University, not after the Great Shift. Before the Shift, he had been a linebacker on the football team. He weighed over 300 pounds and was great at his position. But the Shift had swapped him with a cheerleader. He was now maybe 100 pounds at best (as well as female!). He was sure the school would be pulling his football scholarship any day now, but he took the time to continue doing some of the things he liked best, such as working out on the field. As he did, he wondered if he still had the ability of this cheerleader. Were there cheerleading scholarships? Could he figure out a way to stay in school; he had to give it a try, and he started to work out harder.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Reflect (Part 1)

When a person wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror, it is expected that one’s own face would be looking back. However, Rick was in for the shock of his life when he woke up one morning to find a very different face staring back at him from the other side of the mirror. He checked behind himself at first, wondering if there was a person standing behind him, but there wasn’t. The gorgeous female looking back was him...somehow, he was her. His first thought was that the mirror must be malfunctioning, but mirrors don’t malfunction. A quick look down confirmed the unfamiliar reflection.

Court Order

Tony had been caught graffiting the local court house. He had been in the past and gotten off with a small fine. But this time, the judge seemed to take it personally, deciding to administer a rather odd punishment. He was assigned to swap bodies with a volunteer, an upstanding member of the community. The judge hoped it would teach Tony a lesson; he also hoped being in a law-abiding body would rub off on him. Tony was floored and was even more shocked when he saw who he’d be swapping bodies with, Miss Nancy Potter. He objected; he didn’t want to be a woman. But it seemed he had no choice. By the end of the day, he was in Miss Potter’s body. Of course, this didn’t affect his behavior, as the judge had hoped. By the next morning, he was back outside spray painting the sides of various city buildings.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Needed to Go

It was one of the moments Harvey had been dreading ever since the Great Shift plopped him into a woman’s body: using a public restroom. He was sure it was cleaner and nicer than the men’s room, he just wasn’t comfortable with the idea. Despite his outward appearance, he still thought of himself as a man. Even considering going into the women’s room just seemed strange to him. Sure, he had gone at home and gotten used to his new body there, but this was still feeling like uncharted territory. But what choice did he have? He really needed to go!
It was one of the moments Harvey had been dreading ever since the Great Shift plopped him into a woman’s body: using a public restroom. He was sure it was cleaner and nicer than the men’s room, he just wasn’t comfortable with the idea. Despite his outward appearance, he still thought of himself as a man. Even considering going into the women’s room just seemed strange to him. Sure, he had gone at home and gotten used to his new body there, but this was still feeling like uncharted territory. But what choice did he have? He really needed to go!

Mystery Market (Part 1)

Driving across the country seemed like a good way to spend spring break. Bill and his two friends had made it about halfway when a detour brought them off the highway. Arriving in a small town, they found a strange farmers’ market that seemed a little mysterious. All the vendors seemed to be older and often sold some of the strangest items. Only Bill had bought anything. The other two friends started to make fun of him, and soon started to make fun of the elderly vendors as well. Soon, all eyes were gazed upon the three men. Weird words were spoken and the next thing the three college aged men knew, they had been swapped into the bodies of three elderly women. They all were in a panic, except Bill. He was smiling.

“What are you so happy about?” Snapped one of his friends.

“You’ll see,” He said as he pulled some flowers out of the bag he had bought.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SwapMe (Part 3)

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Aaron made his way back down to the lobby as quickly as he could. He wanted to run, but he also didn’t want to draw too much attention to himself. He looked for the woman he had seen earlier, whose body he now had. He wasn’t sure if she’d be standing there with his body now or if she’d still have her own body or what. He was hopeful at first, but when after he looked around, he didn’t see her anywhere. He wondered if she now had his body and either freaked out and ran away or went looking for him. Maybe she had kept her body and had just continued on to whatever appointment she had scheduled. He figured he should be thankful that he could continue his life as though nothing had changed, though it was still strange to him that no one thought it was odd that he was now a drop dead gorgeous Asian woman, but at least he could keep his job -- though spying the company directory he did notice that he was now listened as “Erin” instead of Aaron.

Lose Track

Just how, exactly, does one lose track of where their own body is? For that matter, how does one end up in someone else’s body in order to be able to lose their own body in the first place? These were questions that Ethan was asking himself as he retraced his steps. He didn’t even notice that he was in the wrong body until he got home to reach into his pocket for his keys only to discover that his pockets were empty -- and the pants they were on were far tighter than he was used to and on a far more feminine frame than he was used to. He had swapped bodies with a woman -- but how and when!? He thought back. He knew he had his phone in the park earlier, he had used it to take a picture before putting it back in a pocket. He quickly returned to the park nearby, but there was no sign of his own body. Where the heck could it have gone?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Perfect Match (Part 3)

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After paying for the fake, he plopped it into his purse and started to walk out of the store. His heart was starting to race as he thought about it. Could he really pull this off? He was sure the fake medallion would fool Hannah; it just had to! Still, what if it didn’t? He thought about just running far away now, taking Hannah’s body and just going someplace where she’d never find it. No, he had a plan. He had to stick to it. He was sure it would work!

Dealership (Part 2)

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Greg stood a little dumbfounded for another minute or so before someone grabbed his arm, or rather, two someones.

“Come on, Keiko, cars are boring! Let’s do some shopping,” One of the women now grabbing him said.

“You can’t blame Keiko too much,” The other woman said, “Her husband is so rich that he can probably afford to buy her a car once a week! Speaking of which, drinks at the club tonight are on you!”

The two women laughed as they dragged Greg out. They went to all sorts of malls and stores. Greg couldn’t keep up with all their gossiping, and he didn’t buy a thing. They continued out for dinner and finally arrived at the club. Greg felt so awkward, like a fish out of water. And his discomfort was clearly showing.

“What is wrong with Keiko today?” Greg overheard one of the women saying, “She’s usually so much fun, but today she is being a total stick in the mud.”

“Maybe she’s just having a bad day.” Greg felt a warm feeling hearing the second woman coming to his defense. “Maybe her husband lost a ton in the market yesterday.”

Greg’s heart sank a little. It was the second time these women had mentioned that his new body had a husband. He wasn’t looking forward to going home and meeting him!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happier

Ryan always seemed to be an introvert. He was often described with words like “quiet” or “wallflower.” However, thanks to the new body he received in the Great Shift, Ryan’s friends were starting to see him in a whole new light. Instead of being the quiet guy that no one noticed, he was now the loud woman always trying to be the center of attention. He wore fashionable, stylish clothes. He was always flirting or showing off. Some people may have had a slight change in attitude after the Shift, but Ryan really was like night and day.

He simply told his friends that he was never comfortable in his old body. He acted quiet and awkward because he was quiet and awkward. Something about his new body, it just felt right. In a nutshell, he was simply happier now, and he wanted everyone to know it. He couldn’t describe it any better than that.

Eccentric

It was one thing for Nicole to have agreed to the swap so willingly (Harold did offer nearly his entire fortune to switch bodies with her); it was a much different thing to see how well she adapted to his older, rich, male body. With the body swap being kept secret from the media, people thought she actually was eccentric billionaire, Harold S. Olsen III. She was flawless in public appearances. The other thing that shocked Harold after the swap was Nicole asking him to marry her. He didn’t answer right away, but he ultimately decided it wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Being married to his own former body was sort of weird, but it was a nice feeling at the same time. He realized Nicole must have felt the same way, which is probably why she asked. But he often wondered if she had bigger plans that she just wasn’t sharing with him.