Saturday, August 8, 2015
Jim knew it was his last full day in this wonderful body. Tomorrow his vacation on Exchange Island would be over, and he would return to his old body and his old life. He had so much fun over the course of two weeks; he really didn’t want it to end. For his final day, he decided to just enjoy it. He sat on the beach and let the waves roll over him, taking in the enjoyment of the experience. That night, he would explore every inch of this body one last time.
Friday, August 7, 2015
It hadn’t been an easy task for Lauren to break into the old mansion. She had no criminal experience and she swore that the old body she was now in had Arthritis and wasn’t fit to do any sort of physical activity. Once she arrived, she found her old body sitting there in a chair, simply waiting for her.
“I suppose I should reward you in some way,” Her body spoke, “I expected my body to have dropped dead from a heart attack long ago, but here you are. Don’t expect to be getting your own body back, however. Even if I wanted to, which I don’t, the spell only works between two people once. I can give you a new body if you’d like. The spell CAN be used between you and someone else.”
Lauren thought about it. She had no idea why the old man stole her body in the first place. She really didn’t want to be anyone else; she wanted her own body. That didn’t sound like it was an option though, and she certainly couldn’t stay in the body of this old man. She began to press him for details about how to find someone else to swap with, about the magic he claimed was used for the swap and so on. He remained very mysterious about the whole thing, only telling her that she could be anyone she wanted...anyone, that is, except herself.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Everyone in the elevator was so buried in checking their phones that they didn’t notice the change at first. It was Richard who first looked up after noticing all his emails changed from people he knew to names he didn’t recognize. When he looked up, he saw his own body standing there. Then he looked down to see the woman’s body he had been sharing the elevator with just a moment before. But no one freaked out about swapping bodies, they all just exchanged phones and went back to being engaged in apps, email, and text messages. They could all worry about the whole body swapping thing once they had finished being busy with their phones.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Trent and Nicole had been fooling around with old equipment in the library when the machines started to spark. They were soon sucked across time and plopped into bodies using the machines fifty years ago, back when they were new. Nicole started to immediately fiddle knobs, hoping to return to her own body and time. Trent seemed a bit more hesitant.
“I honestly have no idea what I’m doing with this old piece of crap,” He said in frustration, “Maybe being a woman is not so bad.”
“Maybe being a woman in our time isn’t so bad, but do you really want to be one NOW? We’ve been brought years into the past. Women’s lib is just starting. You’ll probably have to get married in a few years, be expected to pop out some kids, and then stay at home to raise them. Forget about a career or independence.”
Trent sighed as the two went back to work. Finally, after twenty four hours of straight work, they triggered the weird phenomenon again. However, they ended up in each other’s bodies. Trent shrugged despite Nicole’s pleadings to attempt a switch back. He decided that being a woman in present day wouldn’t be so bad.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Both Harry and John thought it was pretty cool when their girlfriends asked if they wanted to go skinny dipping. They didn’t question anything as the women lead them deep into the forest before stopping at a sparkling pond. After stripping down, no sooner had they put their toes in the water than the pool’s magical effects took place and soon Harry and John had swapped into their respective girlfriends’ bodies. As the two men freaked out getting dressed in their girlfriends’ clothing, the two women now in the bodies of Harry and John ran off. Two hours passed.
“Are you getting any signal?” John asked.
“Nope,” Harry replied, “I don’t think they are coming back.”
“Why would they want to steal our bodies?”
“I’m not sure, but we might have to face the fact that I am now June and you are now Marcy.”
John put his phone into Marcy’s purse. He pulled out her wallet and his eyes went wide, “Her name’s not Marcy. It’s Christina. Do you think they’ve been scamming us in some way this whole time. Oh, God!”
Monday, August 3, 2015
Carl had been pretty happy when the Great Shift swapped him into a woman’s body. He didn’t know who she really was; he didn’t really care. But his sister told him he had a lot to learn about being a woman. She lectured him about the potential of getting pregnant, bras, periods, and so on. Then she stated a rather odd rule, “No pooping in public.”
Carl placed his hands on his hips, “Seriously?”
“Yes, hold it.” She explained.
“What if I am at work.” “Hold it.”
“What if it’s morning at work?”
“For eight hours?”
“Yes, women don’t poop in public toilets. Trust me.”
He wasn’t sure if she was kidding or serious.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The phone had been ringing off the hook for over twenty minutes before David finally picked it up. A booming, angry voice spoke from the other end, “Where the hell are you?”
“I’m still getting ready,” David lamented, “I couldn’t seem to find a thing to wear.”
“I loaned you three suitcases worth of stuff last night. You needed to pick out ONE outfit to change into this morning so we could go back to the lab to get our bodies swapped back.”
“I’m sorry. It’s just so hard to pick out something that looked just right. I honestly have a brand new appreciation for women and--”
The voice on the other end cut him off, “Just get down here now in whatever you’re currently wearing. If we miss this appointment, we are going to be stuck in each other’s bodies until they have another opening.”
David thought about it. Maybe being late and stuck in Heather’s body a little longer might not be a bad thing.