Saturday, December 3, 2016

Knock First


When Ron opened the door to the bathroom, it was the last thing he expected to see. “What are you doing?” He screamed in horror, “We only swapped bodies an hour ago, and you are already doing...that!?”

“Sorry, Ron,” Lisa lamented, “I needed to use the bathroom, and it was dangling there...and I got curious. And who doesn’t knock before they enter the bathroom?”

“I didn’t think anyone was in here. I didn’t think you were in here. And I certainly didn’t expect you to be doing THAT in here! That’s my body your playing with!”

“It’s not like I am going to break it or anything. Why don’t you go to the upstairs bathroom and check my body out?”

“What? No way! No way; I just want this nightmare body swap to be over.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

Unlikely (Part 2)

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It seemed showing up early had given Harvey a sense of false hope. As the start time approached, more people showed up. Except instead of being stuck with less appropriate bodies, most of them appeared to not have shifted at all, or possibly even may have ended up with bodies more appropriate for the field. Harvey swore he saw someone who was now in the body of a professional player. That didn’t give Harvey much hope for being able to stay on the body with this body. It just seemed unlikely. He looked back out to the field and sulked. He could still give it a try though, right?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Unlikely


The summer of the Shift was hard for Harvey. It wasn’t easy for him to adjust to being a woman. He knew he wasn’t alone; most of the world had to deal with new bodies. For a while, he questioned his future, figuring his football scholarship for school in the fall would probably be taken away. Then again, this body was in pretty good shape and he still had all the skills needed; he might still be able to do something on the team. Plus, it seemed entirely possible that all the other players ended up with bodies that might be even more unlikely to play. He showed up early and smiled. Turnout seemed light. He might just be able to pull this off after all. He might not be the best player with this body, but he might just be better than a lot of other people still.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Double Take


Natalie did a double take. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a familiar red dress. No, not just the dress, the body too. It looked like an exact duplicate of her and her dress. It seemed improbable to saw the least.

Then she felt a tugging on her arm and a nasal voice pestering her, “Are you looking at other girls again, James? Jesus! I can’t believe you; I’m standing right here, and you still can’t stop your wandering eye?”

Natalie was trying to reign in her confusion. That wasn’t a duplicate of her body; that was actually her body! She must’ve swapped with this James guy somehow. Looking back to the scornful woman now standing next to her, Natalie knew she need an answer. She should even try to explain the bodyswap or come up with a lie?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mess


Trevor was really regretting bringing the top secret body swapping device home from work. It didn’t seem like much harm until the thing accidentally went off and ended up swapping him with Rosa, his housekeeper. He couldn’t tell her about the device, but he insisted that they pretend to be each other until they swapped back. When his wife came home, he pretended to be Rosa and went about cleaning the house. It was hard work. He took a quick break on the sofa and pulled out the device, attempting to swap back. Something went wrong again, and instead of swapping back to his own body, he swapped with his wife. He had to once again pretend he had no idea how it happened...on top of still pretending to be Rosa. She insisted he continue with the chores despite the swap. Trevor knew his wife’s tall frame would never be able to squeeze into Rosa’s work clothes, and the chores would ruin most of his wife’s outfits. He had no choice but to do the chores in her underwear. He began to clean the bathroom, thinking about the mess he was in. Rosa was in his body. His wife was in Rosa’s body. And he was in his wife’s body. But his wife thought Rosa was him and he was Rosa. Plus, he had to make sure none of them blabbed. Work couldn’t find out. This was a really big mess! And the bathroom was pretty dirty too!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Deserve It


Kyle often wondered what he did to deserve this, and of course, each time he thought back to the day of the Great Shift. He had been working on the construction site when she walked by. He whistled, he catcalled, he encouraged his fellow workers to join in. Then it happened. The bright light. Suddenly he was the one in the body of the woman he had just been harassing. Luckily, post-Shift worker protection laws allowed him to keep his job, even if he wasn’t as productive as before. Then there was dealing with his co-workers. They whistled at him; they catcalled him; all day long.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Working for the Weekend


Work had been piling up, so Jim dragged himself in on a Saturday. There was no traffic on his drive in, but he swerved as a bright light that looked like a bomb exploding engulfed his vision. Except it didn’t kill him. Instead, he found himself in the backroom of a church, wearing a white dress, and he was now in the body of a woman! There was commotion outside; it seemed everyone had swapped bodies with someone else. Jim was in the body of the bride as a wedding. He slipped out the back in all the confusion. He still had work to do. He headed to the office, despite his new body and the puffy wedding dress. He sat down at his computer and it got worse, the internet was down. He sat at the other side of the desk and sighed; he wasn’t going to be getting much work done.