Saturday, July 9, 2016

Skills


Jonathan was shocked after taking a cab ended with him swapping with the driver. Perhaps even weirder was that despite never learning to drive, he seemed to have no problem doing so while in the cabbie’s body. It was as if the body itself maintained a memory about how to drive. In a similar manner, he knew how to swap bodies with one of his passengers. It didn’t take him long to pick one, a woman who got into his cab in an outer borough. And, sure enough, after he swapped with her, he was able to pick up many of her skills without even thinking about it. Only a few blocks from where he dropped her off, he checked himself out in the side mirror of a car, adjusting his makeup like it was second nature. He knew he knew nothing about being a woman, but he was sure he was going to be able to figure it all out without any problems.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Patient


Dr. Benjamin Hall first saw the woman as his patient three months ago. She arrived claiming that she was actually actually a man and that someone had stolen her body. He sat in his leather chair and listened to her. He was sure she was disillusion, but she certainly seemed to believe her story. Each week, she told him more and more. Then one week, she arrived a half hour late for her session; she seemed happier than he had ever seen her. She explained that she found a way out; at first, Benjamin thought she meant suicide. However, instead she began reading off a note that she pulled from the back pocket of her tight leather pants.

Benjamin couldn’t quite piece what happened next. Things went blurry. The next thing he remembered was seeing his own face smiling over him.

“You never believed me,” His own face said, “But after all this time, I found the spell that swapped me into the body of this woman in the first place. It seemed only fitting to stick you with it.”

In shock, Benjamin watched his own body leave the room. He stood up slowly from his leather chair, with a feeling of discomfort with his new skin. He rubbed his hands over his new legs encased in the leather pants. He had become his own patient. She wasn’t lying! And now he was her!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Silent Swap (Part 2)

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It was about six months later, and it just so happened that Lewis had a shopping trip scheduled with the same small group he had been with when he had been swapped into this woman’s body. He finally decided to speak up.

“So, remember when we were all hanging out a while back?” He made an attempt to be obtuse, “Did anything weird happen to either of you that day?”

They both looked at him confused until one of them spoke up, “Are you talking about when we swapped into these women’s bodies?”

“Yeah, I thought it was obvious that we all swapped. You mean up until now, you had no idea we swapped as well.” The other spoke.

Lewis felt a little silly, but he was thankful knowing that his two friends swapped with him. He took a deep breath and said, “So, are you both ready to go shopping?”

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Silent Swap


Lewis had been hanging out with two of his friends when he spied three stunning women walking by. He wasn’t the only one who noticed. Almost in unison, the three nerdy guys wondered aloud at what it might be like to be attractive or popular. Before taking his next breath, Lewis felt strange. He was no longer sitting on a bench with his two friends, but instead he was standing up and walking. The next thing he noticed was that his legs were bare and smooth. It didn’t take him long to figure out that he had swapped bodies with one of the women he had been staring at. He looked back to where he had been sitting with his friends. They all seemed to be acting normally. Was he the only one who swapped bodies? Then again, even his own body was acting normally. Had it even been a ‘swap?’ Was she now in his body like he was in hers? Then again, despite a quick glance, Lewis realized he wasn’t doing much to indicate he had swapped either. Maybe they had swapped. Maybe his two friends were now in the bodies of the two women besides him. Maybe they were all just too weirded out to say a word about it. He wasn’t going to be the one to break the silence...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Giving It Up


Cal had been working as a stock broker on Wall Street for twenty years. With increasing stress from a financial crisis, his job hadn’t been easy recently.

And then the Great Shift happened.

He was transported halfway around the world to a small village where most inhabitants were unaffected. For a time he thought about telling people who he really was that he wasn’t really the daughter of one of the farmers in the village. Then he’d find a way to a city, and return to his own life. But as he learned more and more of the ways of the village, he began to appreciate their simple life with very few stresses. Sure, he’d abandon a lot by giving up his old life, but he was a lot happier now.

Monday, July 4, 2016

It's Time


Jack was feeling so stupid. He was supposed to meet Winnie in an hour so that they could swap back, but he had lost the Medallion of Zulu. He tried to think of where he left it. Perhaps it was at the lost and found in the mall; he had gone there and tried on so many clothes at various stores. Or was it at the nail salon? Maybe he left it at home? He was pretty sure he didn’t have time to check all these places before his scheduled meet-up. Should he trace his steps and check? He could be late, right? It might not be a bad idea to call Winnie and tell her. Or maybe, just maybe, the medallion was lost for good. And maybe, just maybe, it was all for the best. Jack had enjoyed his time in Winnie’s body; he could just keep it. He could not show up to swap back, ditch his phone, and just jet off someplace to start a new life where she would never find him. On the other hand, it might not be a bad idea to just fess up about losing the medallion. She might’ve enjoyed her time in his body just as much as he did in hers...

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Tapes


Alex had been a star athlete in high school, but joining the college team proved to be a challenge that was much harder than he expected. In fact, he was performing so poorly in his first year that he was in danger of losing his scholarship. He needed some way to get better, and one of his teammates offered some help by giving him some hypnosis tapes that he said should improve Alex’s body. Alex was skeptical, but he was also desperate. After one night, Alex noticed a slight benefit to his agility. He began to listen to them non-stop. His agility continued to get better, but he swore he was losing muscle mass. Then one day, he changed completely. He was more agile and flexible now, but he was also a woman! Was this what his teammate considered “an improvement?” Maybe it was a trap to get rid of him as competition on the team. He needed to find a way to fix this and get back to normal...