Saturday, April 30, 2016

Exploring


Malcolm knew he shouldn’t have been in the building after hours, but he still never expected anything like this! Surely, even the best security systems couldn’t transform someone’s gender; there had to be some weird experiment taking place -- and Malcolm wanted to find it.

Malcolm tried looking at his new body for some clues. His clothes had changed along with his body. If it was a simple alteration to his DNA, wouldn’t his clothes stay the same? And spying his reflection in a window, he discovered that he wasn’t even the same race anymore. He was convinced it wasn’t so much a transformation as it was a body swap. But who was this woman that he swapped with? She didn’t exactly look like a scientist, so maybe she was some sort of volunteer? Perhaps even an unwilling one.

And if he hadn’t found himself in a different place, that meant this woman now had his body at wherever in this building they were doing the experiment, which meant they might be looking for him...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Luggage


The idea of losing one’s luggage on vacation is an expected risk of travel; the idea of losing one’s entire body on vacation must be an exclusive risk of returning from a trip to Exchange Island. Justin didn’t exactly have the best time at the resort. He had swapped with an 80-year-old man, and ended up spending a good chunk of time in bed. He was told he would swap back to his normal body on the return flight. But he was a little surprised as he kept rapidly swapping with quite a few passengers. He spent a few minutes as a young child, a heavyset Hispanic woman, and an Asian businessman. He even swore he was in the body of a stewardess for a moment before he finally seemed to settle in the body of a blonde woman wearing all black.

When he landed, it was explained to him. The woman with his body apparently missed the flight. Without his body on the flight, he was swapping crazily as everyone got back to their normal bodies, except for him, of course. Justin bounced around from body to body until he wound up in the only one available -- the woman who had his body. He guessed it wasn’t all bad; this was way better than the body he had while on the island, even if waiting in the airport wasn’t exactly a fun experience to have this body. As he waited for the next flight to come in, he got the bad news. The resort wasn’t sure they could do anything to get him back to his rightful body now that he was already on the main land; he might be stuck like this.

Justin sighed, “Great. Just great!”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fail (Part 5)

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Over the next few days, Jeremy and Grant grew to love being in the bodies of Ja Ling and Becca, and they grew to love their relationship with each other. They were both hoping the biotech studies department would never find a way to switch their bodies back. So far they hadn’t, but both of them knew it was only a matter of time before they did.

They needed a plan if they wanted to keep these bodies. And they were both thinking the same thing. It would involve dropping out and running away together. They also knew they had to act fast. Ja Ling was already lecturing Jeremy on a daily basis about how he humiliated her. It was only a matter of time before she heard about how people on campus were calling her a lesbian because of his relationship with Grant in Becca’s body. But maybe they could use those rumblings to justify running away completely. It didn’t seem like a bad idea at all.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fail (Part 4)

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After class, it was Grant who confronted Jeremy. “I can’t believe you did that,” Grant told him.

“She called me stupid,” Jeremy replied, “I couldn’t let that slide.”

“Yeah, but we have the bodies of women! And you’re interested in petty revenge over something stupid she said? Come on, aren’t you interested in...other things?”

“What are you asking?”

“I’m asking what you’re doing after your classes are over?” Grant said with a smile.

“I think you and I are hanging out back at the dorm, yes?”

“Oh, yes.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fail (Part 3)

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Overall, Jeremy felt pretty proud of himself. He made Ja Ling look fairly dumb without actually risking her grades. That’d teach her to call him stupid! He couldn’t wait to repeat the behavior in all of her classes. He’s give her a reputation that would embarrass her for months once they finally got their bodies back. Of course, he’d the one to suffer that humiliation over the next few days until they were able to switch back, but it seemed like a small price to pay...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fail (Part 2)

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When the weird body swapping accident in the advanced biotech studies department caused Jeremy, Ja Ling, Becca, and Grant to all swap bodies, Jeremy had originally planned on just laying low while in Ja Ling’s body until they could swap back. Then she had to go and call him stupid. Now he was out for revenge. He didn’t plan on failing any of her tests, but he sure did plan on asking lots of dumb questions.

When the teacher started talking about the theory of relativity, he raised his hand and asked, “So, this Einstein dude...when DID his hair turn all white like this? It’s like seriously never NOT white and stuff? Was it caused by a physics accident?”

The teacher just rolled her eyes and said to stop wasting time, but Jeremy just raised his hand again, “How can m stand for mass in this equation? I thought we had a separation of church and state in this country?”

He kept going like this for the entire class. The teacher just stopped calling on him. Most of the class now rolled their eyes when he kept raising his hand.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fail (Part 1)


“Okay, look, I get that we all swapped bodies,” Becca sighed, “But I I talked with the advanced biotech studies majors responsible; they say we’re stuck like this for at least a few days until they can sort this all out. We’re just going to have to pretend to be each other during that time.”

“But why did HE have to be in MY body,” Ja Ling whined, “He’s just so dumb. He could ruin my straight A average in that time!”

Jeremy crossed his armed and gave a smug expression, “Yeah, it sure is a shame I’m so dumb! I might fail so bad that you get kicked straight out of here.”

“Now, come on, everyone,” Becca tried to regain control, “We all need to do our best. Let’s not to raise suspicion. If you started making Ja Ling fail, Jeremy, people might notice something is up!”

“Okay...I’ll TRY not to fail,” He replied.