Saturday, May 16, 2015

Terrified


Al screamed when he realized he had swapped bodies with his girlfriend, Marisa. Tom, Melvin, and John took another moment before they all realized they fell victim to similar fates with their respective girlfriends. They were terrified. What would their lives be like now that they were women? Judging from the smirking expressions of their girlfriends, the four men didn’t think it was very likely that they women would be swapping back with them any time soon. They looked like they were actually enjoying this.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Home


Susan arrived home to her quiet, suburban home to quite a shock. A truly strange woman with spiked hair and tattoos sat on the top of her counter drinking a beer. She reached for the phone to call the police, but the woman spoke first.

“Honey,” The strange woman said, “I know what this looks like, but it’s me, Alan, your husband. This odd woman bumped into me at the train station, then she started yelling at me. I just left. I didn’t even notice until I got home, but somehow I had swapped bodies with her, that woman. I used the hidden key to let myself in and grabbed a beer. God, I needed a drink to cope with this. I don’t know how she did this; I don’t know how to find her to force her to undo this...”

Susan seemed skeptical.

“I see that look in your eye,” Alan continued, “Ask me anything. Ask me anything that only you and I know.” It took several hours, but finally Susan was convinced. The strange woman in her house was, in fact, her husband. She hoped they could find a way to reverse this, because she knew she wasn’t going to be able to deal with it if they couldn’t.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Impatient (Part 2)

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It took Kyle another dozen tries before Emily finally answered. “What the hell?” He asked, “Where are you?”

There was a long pause.

“I’m sorry,” Emily sighed, “I lied. There’s no way to reverse the spell. The way you described your life online sounded exciting and so appealing. I wanted it. I wanted it all. So I used that spell and I took it. I shouldn’t have. Even though you didn’t lie, your life couldn’t live up to my expectations. But thanks to that spell, I’m stuck with it. And your stuck with mine. I can’t apologize enough.”

Kyle was in shock; he was angry, but he was also speechless.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Impatient (Part 1)


Kyle was growing impatient. He had tried to reach Emily several times by phone, but it kept going straight to voicemail. Even more frustrating was that they were supposed to meet here in the park over an hour ago. On top of all that, she had decided to reschedule this meeting several times now.

The two had first met online and before actually meeting in person, Emily made a strange request. She wanted to swap bodies with Kyle. He was reluctant, but she told him that they would switch back the instant they saw each other in person. Kyle ultimately agreed to it, thinking it was a very interesting way of getting to know a person. While it was fun for him at first, now he wanted nothing more than to get back to being himself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Science

Dr. Peter Figgins stared at his own body in disbelief. He managed to stutter out a few word, “When we were assigned to create a body swapping machine, I was sure the CEO was mad. It seemed impossible. But we did it, Pamela. I am in your body, and you are in mine.”

“I did it, Peter,” Pamela retorted, “It was impossible...for you. Now I have your body and all the respect and higher salary that comes with it. And I plan on making a note that our test was a failure.”

“You can’t do that...you can’t steal my life!”

“Don’t you understand? That was my plan all along. You are a scientist who just about anyone will throw money at to do anything you want. Yet you take on other’s assignments. I want your freedom; I want your life. If you’re lucky, I’ll let you stay on as my assistant...with a significant cut to pay of course.”

“Why...you...I....”

Pamela just laughed as Peter struggled to argue.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Stretch

“Please, please, please...” Bruce mumbled to himself as he looked at the scale.

He and Frances had used the Medallion of Zulu to swap bodies earlier that day. He thought it was all in good fun, but she suddenly turned on him. She told him not to screw up her body. She put down a list of ultimatums, the most important being that he could not gain even an ounce of weight. She was set to begin her career in professional ballet that night, and she didn’t want him to screw it up. Bruce was having a hard time understanding how he could even make her body gain weight in the twelve hour period they had agreed to be swapped, but he didn’t take any chances. He didn’t eat a thing. Still, looking at the scale, he was nervous. It said he had gained a pound! Frances would be here any minute, and she threatened not to switch back. Of course, as he stood on his tip-toes, he realized he technically did have Frances’s body; maybe he also had her talents! Even if she didn’t swap back, maybe he could pull off her moves tonight and convince her it’s all okay. It seemed like a stretch...