Saturday, October 31, 2015

Uh


Immediately after casting the spell, Max could tell things had gone wrong. He looked down to see a gray top with breasts pushing outward and a pink skirt. Yep, this was definitely wrong! But he recognized this body. It didn’t belong to the muscle bound neighbor of his, Eric. It belonged to his younger sister who stopped by from time to time, Erica. Max began to think of the body swap spell he had cast, his heart sank when he realized his error. He had paused before saying Eric’s last name. He had to think about it, inserting an unfortunate “uh” after saying “Eric.” That meant he had cast the spell to swap with Eric-uh... or rather, Erica! He couldn’t believe how stupid he could be! And the spell was back at his place, with Erica now in his body. He wasn’t even sure it would work a second time, and he didn’t want to have to explain this to Erica, who was now in his body!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Uncontrollable Urge


Rodrigo kept telling himself that just because he had swapped bodies with Claire, it didn’t mean anything. He was still himself on the inside, and when they figured out how to swap back, everything would be back to normal. However, he kept having odd feelings that he couldn’t explain. When he walked past a shoe store, he couldn’t help but peek in. He started to think how cute the shoes on display were, how good they’d look on his feet after a quick pedicure, and how much he wanted to buy them. He had to snap himself back. What was he thinking? Why was he so obsessed with shoes? They didn’t seem like his own thoughts at all; they seemed more like...well, more like Claire’s. He wondered if being in her body was having some sort of effect on him, or if there were residual parts of her left behind. Either way, he knew he had to swap back as soon as possible. Yet before setting off to switch back, he turned to the shoes once more. It couldn’t hurt to take just a little time to try them on, could it? Just to see how they looked. Despite his better judgment, he soon found himself going into the store to have a look around and try a few things on...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Memories (Part 2)

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Brenda stopped for a second. She shouldn’t feel this weird about walking home. Then again, she shouldn’t feel so weird any time she thought of herself as “Brenda.” All her memories were telling her she was “Sal.” Heck, all of those memories were telling her that she was a “he.” What did she know about being a pre-med major? Or even about being a young woman? She thought briefly about running back to Sal’s home, to Sal’s wife. Then she realized Sal himself was going back there...even though he was probably thinking of himself as Brenda, having a similar existential crisis. She chuckled to herself as she thought about that. She clearly had Sal’s memory of not telling his wife about any of this. If she was going to have a bad week as Brenda with only the memories of Sal, she was sure Sal was going to have an even worse one as Sal with only the memories of Brenda. Suddenly, she didn’t think this was going to be that bad. She looked around; she lived right around here, didn’t she?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Memories


It was considered a breakthrough when scientists found out where memories were stored in the brain. There were many tests to be run, which often required human experiments. Brenda decided to volunteer when she discovered that the amount they offered would pay her entire college tuition with some left over. It was a little scary when they told her they would be exchanging all her memories with another volunteer. Of course, after the procedure, she remembered none of this, or rather, she remembered it a little differently. She didn’t have any memory of “Brenda.” She thought of herself as Sal, a 42-year-old electric engineer who was doing this for the cash to take care of his family. She had to be told who she really was, her name, where she lived, every aspect of her life that seemed important. She even tried telling herself that she was this Brenda person instead of being Sal. It was weird, since all she could remember was being a slightly overweight middle-aged man, but when she looked down and saw the body of a beautiful college aged woman, she knew those memories were wrong. She felt disjointed as she walked home. It felt so unfamiliar, and she felt so awkwardly uncomfortable in her own body and clothes. She told herself that she must have walked this way countless times before, that she just could no longer remember, but it didn’t help. Telling herself she should be able to remember something was far different from actually remembering.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Exchange Rate


Marc had seen the ads offering a lot of money to switch bodies with someone. Considering how much debt he was in, he started to seriously think about it until one day, he decided to go for it. Once he arrived at the center, it seemed all the bodies he could swap with were foreign females. He didn’t really question much about this, but instead kept his eye on the figure with a whole bunch of zeroes. He swallowed deeply, before picking the body he’d be stuck with for the rest of his life. He selected a cute, young Asian woman. Some of the other bodies paid much more, but they were often old. Soon he was lead to another room where he was hooked into a machine. It was turned on once Marc was settled in. An instant later, he found himself in a similar room thousands of miles far away. Sure enough, he had the body of the woman he had selected. He was paid the promised money and he was off on his way. He certainly felt rich...that is, until he was realized the money he was paid in amounted to only about one hundred dollars thanks to the exchange rate.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Reel-to-Reel


Alan had to admit that this old machine was truly amazing. He hadn’t even expected it to turn on, but when it did, he was surprised when one of the magnetic tape reels began to turn, proceeding to download a memory onto him. The odd device transformed him into a woman. Her body, her clothes -- they had all been stored on the tape somehow, and this machine managed to transform Alan into a copy of her. He considered himself fortunate to still have his own mind! He figured his own body was uploaded at the same time, so all he had to do was rewind the tape. He did this and reactivated the machine, but...nothing! He was stuck in this woman’s body!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

30 Years


It had been a little over a month since Brian’s strange magic spell had zapped him back in time 30 years along with his three friends. Their spirits latched on to their mothers’ younger bodies. They had all taken it pretty hard at first, but they were doing their best to adjust. Brian finally thought he had good news.

“I found a way back,” He announced with a confident smirk, “Back to our own bodies and back to our own time.”

“What if I don’t want to go back?” Aiden asked.

“Me neither,” Henry pipped in.

Brian was a little weirded out, “Do you guys know what that means? In five years, we’ll all be marrying our own fathers! In seven, we will all give birth to ourselves. Do you guys really want to go through child birth?”

“I had to sit through that sex ed class last week. It didn’t seem so bad.”

Brian rolled his eyes, “Well, this is your chance. I’m going to return in two days. If you’re in, meet me in my basement. If not, I guess I’ll see you all in 30 years.”