Saturday, August 20, 2016

Smart


Dr. Malcolm Koons always considered himself a genius, but he had really outdone himself this time. His latest invention could swap the brain from one person’s head and put it inside of another person’s body. Unfortunately, for his test run, he managed to place his brain inside the body of his neighbor’s college-aged daughter. Not wanting to reveal his invention to her family, he kept up appearances by attending her classes. Even the so-called “advanced” ones seemed so remedial to him. He found himself bored and skipping class. He just wanted to sneak back to his own house to fix his machine, but he just seemed stuck at campus all the time. However, as time wore on, Malcolm could tell he was feeling the effects of being in a women’s body. He’d sit on benches and gaze at some of the men on campus, finding himself quite interested. The effects of being body swapped would be a quite interesting study -- if he wasn’t the one who had been swapped!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Trailer Park


As soon as it happened, Dwayne rushed back to his trailer to see his maw, paw, and brother. It seemed that whatever had affected him had done the same to his entire family. Dwayne guessed that they were supermodels, but they could’ve easily just been four attractive women. Did they swap bodies? That didn’t seem to make sense; Dwayne never saw women this beautiful around these parts. Did they all just somehow transform into other people? That didn’t make a heck of a lot of sense either. And why did their clothes transform as well? He wasn’t sure he was comfortable with the idea of being a woman. His mom certainly didn’t mind being beautiful and young. He figured his dad and brother wouldn’t be happy either, but he swore he could see them crack a few smiles as they checked themselves out.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Private Plane


Keiko adjusted the cufflinks before taking a deep breath, “I’m not sure I can do this, Mr. Phelps.”

Anthony Phelps let out a sigh of his own before giving his reply, “I don’t know how we swapped bodies while going through that turbulence up there, Keiko, but if I don’t show up to that investors’ meeting, my company is sunk. Thousands of people will be out of jobs. They shouldn’t ask any questions, just repeat what we practiced. Once it’s over, come right back to the private plane. We’ll fly a direct reverse course and hopefully hit the phenomenon again in reverse. Hopefully, then we’ll swap back.”

“But what if I mess up the speech? What if we don’t swap back on the return trip?”

“You’ll do fine. You can pull of being me; I’m sure of it. And if we don’t swap back, then you’re just going to have to get used to giving more speeches that we practice together...”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

That's Just the Way It Works


Mick had been so happy to swap bodies with Carli after she got out his cab. He had hated his time behind the wheel of the magic taxi. After the swap, he was so glad to put that time behind him. He didn’t expect the shout from behind him two days later. When he turned around, he was surprised to see the body of the cab driver with a rather displeased look.

“How’d you find me?” Mick asked nervously.

“You have my life,” Carli grumbled from the cab driver’s body, “I know where I live; I know where I work; I know my schedule. You could’ve at least tried to do something different to throw me off.”

“You aren’t supposed to follow me.” “Who said? Now give me my body back.”

“Didn’t you read the journal?” Mick asked, “There’s no going back. People have tried; it’s never worked. Even if I got in the back of that cab again right now; it wouldn’t work. Face it, I’m you now. You’ll just have to find someone else to be; continue the curse of that cab. That’s just the way it works.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Days


After swapping bodies with Darlene, Frank knew he would be stuck for a few days before it could be reversed. He didn’t think it would be so bad; boy, was he wrong!

He avoided wearing high heels, but even the flats were uncomfortable on his feet. He needed to maintain professionalism at her job, so he continued to wear a tie, but she didn’t have any dress pants so he had to wear a skirt. That also meant he didn’t have pockets, so he’d have to carry a purse as well. He found out that even a “natural look” meant a lot of makeup. Long hair was annoying too.

After only a few hours, he was longing to be back in his own body, but he knew he would be stuck for a few more days.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Business


“Didn’t you think it was suspicious that you booked our business trip on an airline that you never heard of before?” Greg asked his assistant, Larry.

“If I don’t pick the cheapest option, HR refuses to reimburse. Plus, how was I supposed to know that the airline was some sort of weird front that would take our bodies, swap our brains into clones of their one stewardess, and then forces us to work for them.”

“When we get back to our own bodies, you are so fired...”

“Well, we aren’t in our own bodies anymore. In fact, we might never get our bodies back. And until that time, you aren’t my boss either!” Larry protested as he tugged on the hem of his skirt, “And I can actually see a bright side of this! Did you look at the guide they gave us? I’ll actually be making more now than what I made as your assistant.”

Greg gave Larry a look. “This wasn’t an accident at all, was it?” Greg accused, “You planned this didn’t you?”

Larry didn’t answer, but a slight smile grazed his lips before he returned to an otherwise stoic face.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Research (Part 2)


After a few more days of digging through books, Owen finally had a brainstorm. Maybe books weren’t the answers; maybe he could find a solution online. Sure enough, checking Patty’s iPad, he found a link that was bookmarked entitled “magic spells.” On the list was a body swapping spell; however, it had a warning as a footnote stating that once cast between two people, those two people could never swap back. At first he was a bit upset, but then he realized he now had a body swapping spell. He couldn’t go back to his own body, but he didn’t have to stay as Patty either. In fact, he could choose to become just about anyone he wanted. The possibilities were truly endless...