Saturday, October 24, 2015

Expensive


The first thing Aaron did was turn on the TV. It was a bit of a relief; he wasn’t crazy. There was apparently a worldwide body swapping phenomenon that had just taken place that was being called “The Great Shift.” After accepting the fact that he was now a woman, he began to look around where he was. This house was huge! This woman owned a lot of clothes and jewelry as well, and it all looked very expensive. It would be a pretty good trade off for losing his own body if he got to enjoy this body’s money. Heck, even if wasn’t legally entitled to it, he had a good feeling that this woman probably had a great deal of pride. It seemed likely that she wouldn’t want to see her body in any sort of financial hardship situation. Aaron was beginning to think the Great Shift might have been the best thing that could have possibly happened to him.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Airport


Kevin smiled as he texted Ellen from the airport. He had tricked her into swapping bodies with him using the Medallion of Zulu. She demanded they swap back immediately, but he knew the thing wouldn’t work again for twelve hours. That meant he had twelve hours to enact his plan. He headed straight to the airport. He went in the clothes he was wearing, and he didn’t pack a bag -- His own clothes would be no good and Ellen would’ve been way too suspicious if he had packed a bag of her clothes. It didn’t matter where he went, but he needed it to be far. He wanted to be sure Ellen couldn’t follow. Still, he didn’t want to be a total jerk. He told her that he left the medallion for her, and how she could use it to switch bodies with someone else. After sending the text, he threw the phone into the trash and boarded his plane. He was ready to start his new life. The fake ID had already fooled security, and the credit card he had set up with that same identity had successfully purchased a ticket. He was sure Ellen would never find him. It was going to be a good new life.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Buy It Now


Ken breathed a sigh of relief when he saw the old book was still there. It had gone up for auction yesterday, but it didn’t receive a single bid. That meant it was up to him and his co-worker Sarah to put it up online in an attempt to get some sort of money for it. She and Ken had opened it up and examined it, attempting to get a better description. It was filled with words in a strange language. Sarah had attempted to read a bit of it, but it sounded so strange. Neither expected those words to be an ancient spell that would result in them swapping bodies. Ken was shocked to wake up the next morning in Sarah’s bed. He got dressed as quickly as he could, not even caring how short the first skirt he came across was. Upon looking at a few items they had worked with yesterday, he was sure it was the book. He needed to get it out of there. But just as he was about to, another co-worker entered.

“Hey, Sarah,” He told Ken, “Let’s get ready to ship that book. We got a bidder that picked the ‘Buy It Now’ option with overnight shipping.”

Ken began to panic. He and Sarah were only going to have one shot at getting this right. She’d have to find the same page, recite the words again, and both would have to cross their fingers that they’d be back in their own bodies tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Might


It was a bit of a surprise for John one day as he exited his apartment for a man to be standing there, seemingly waiting for him. He struck up a conversion almost immediately.

“I’m sorry to bother you,” He said, “But before the Shift this was where I lived, that was my body. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to come inside for a little bit, soak up a few memories, and maybe even take a few of my things that have some sentimental value to me.”

John was shocked, “The Shift? It’s been almost two years now. Why did you wait so long?”

“Losing my body was difficult for me. I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to see it again. As time passed, I realized there were things I missed.”

John seemed skeptical, “How do I know? I mean, do you think you’re the first person who had shown up here claiming this body was once theirs? I was trusting the first time. It was a big mistake. And even I did believe you, I can’t help you right now. I’m on my way out. I have things to do. If you can think of some way to prove to me that you did once have this body, then wait here for me to return. I might let you in on my way back.”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Climb


When Daniel suddenly found himself in a strange place in a strange body, he wasted no time in coming up with a course of action. He got to high ground then climbed the tallest structure he could find to get a better look of things. He still didn’t know exactly where he was, but the world seemed to be in chaos. Cars had crashed, people were fighting. It seemed logical to him that he wasn’t the only one inside of a stranger’s body. Luckily, this body was in good shape and properly dressed for climbing, running, and so on. He had a feeling there’d be a lot more walking before things calmed down and got sorted out.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Destiny (Part 2)

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Ryan jolted slightly when he heard the door of the room he was getting read in open. He was expecting Lauren’s maid of honor, but instead Todd stood there.

“It’s bad luck to see the bride before the wedding,” Ryan managed to mutter.

“Well,” Todd confessed, “The truth is that I am not really your husband-to-be. I know this is going to sound like a fantasy, but he and I switched bodies.”

Ryan perked up, “Let’s say I can believe that.”

“My name is Karen. I was supposed to marry my husband today, but I swapped bodies with Todd last week. I was so mean to Ryan. I was a terrible fiancee. I was demanding and rude and downright mean to him. Then I switch with this guy, and I see you, Lauren. You are so sweet, going with the flow, so accommodating. I wish I had been a bride like you to my Ryan. Maybe I would’ve have been cursed to swap with Todd.” Ryan was a little shocked. He went over and kissed Todd’s body, knowing it was Karen now. “I have a little confession of my own,” He began to say, as he told her who he really was as well...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Destiny


A week ago, Ryan had been drinking in a bar, complaining loudly about his life. A woman named Lauren approached him, saying it couldn’t possibly be as bad as hers. They downed a few more beers together and argued over who had it worse. Lauren finally told him that if wanted out of his life so badly, she could do it for him. She was a witch and she could swap their bodies. But, she assured him, he didn’t want her life. He laughed, partially because he couldn’t believe her situation was worse than his and the other part being he couldn’t believe in magic. But when he woke up the next morning, he was shocked -- he was in Lauren’s body; he was Lauren! He smirked. He had gotten out of his upcoming wedding. Sure, he had loved Karen when he first proposed, but she had turned into such a pain in the ass as they went through all the prep work planning for the ceremony and the reception. She no longer felt like the woman he fell in love with anymore. At the same time, he was too chicken to pull out of the wedding; in part, he just feared her wrath if he did so. However, he never would’ve expected that Lauren was ALSO trying to get away from her wedding. They were actually due to be wed on the same day. The following week was a whirlwind of dresses, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and so on. The week passed in an instant, as he stood in a white dress waiting to marry Lauren’s fiancée, Todd. He didn’t know why he didn’t just run away from all this. He didn’t have any of the attachments Lauren did, so why was he even going through with this. Maybe for the same reasons he couldn’t break things off with Karen when he should have? He looked out a window and wondered, knowing the wedding downstairs would start at any minute...