Saturday, December 31, 2016
It was fortunate when the Great Shift hit that neither pilot on the plane Simon was flying in was affected. To them, it was nothing more than a brief flash in their eyes. But for Simon and the rest of the passengers, it was pure body swapping chaos. After about thirty minutes of panic, everyone began to realize there was little they could do.
Like all the other passengers, Simon went back to his seat. The pantyhose on his legs felt really strange, but it was even odder to see his own body walking the aisles handing drinks out once beverage service resume.
He couldn’t believe that he swapped bodies with one of the stewardesses, but he was trying to take it as calmly as he could. He just hoped everyone else would continue to do the same...at least until they landed.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Jared burst out in laughter when Victoria approached him and asked if they could swap bodies back. They had swapped bodies a year ago upon her request, and in that time Jared had gotten quite comfortable with her body, now basically seeing it as his own.
He had known it was a bad deal for her from the start. She was having a hard time with her first year of college. She just wanted to be older, so she did a bit of research to find the body swapping spell, then she asked her uncle, Jared. He couldn’t figure out why she wanted to swap with him. He was twenty years older and stuck in a dead end job. He knew that college would offer a lot of possibilities, but it meant being a woman; it meant beign Victoria. In the end, he determined the trade off was worthwhile and agreed.
Now it seemed Victoria was having a bit of buyer’s remorse. She had thought being in the work force would be better than attending classes; she was wrong. Jared told her that he tried to warn her, a secure job wasn’t the same thing as a good job, and being older wasn’t all that great either. She hadn’t listened.
The spell required both parties agree to the swap. Jared laughed again. He would never agree to go back to his old life. He loved being Victoria, and he loved the world of possibility open before him.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
It had been two months since Dave swapped bodies with Mei. For the most part, he felt like he had done pretty well with being a woman. He embraced makeup and feminine clothing, for instance, but from time to time, he’d do something that would show he was still a dude at heart. It was usually something about the way he moved. Today it was the way he was sitting.
He had just plopped down and spread his legs wide. It was a bit like second nature to him. It took a few people gasping and making rude comments toward him before he finally noticed. He tried not to let it bother him. It wasn’t the first time he had done this. At least he was wearing pants today; the last time he had been wearing that very short miniskirt. Now that was REALLY embarrassing.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Nick wasn’t sure how he was able to possess other people, and he was still perfecting his ability. After the possession, he felt quite terrible; it was a little like being hung over. Each time it would be a little shorter, but it still lasted several hours. Then he also couldn’t seem to get back to his own body or possess someone else for a few days, which wouldn’t be a biggest problem except for the fact that he didn’t have the most control over who he was going to possess. If he aimed for one person, he might easily end up in the body of someone as far as fifty feet away. That’s how he found himself in the body of Mrs. Crane instead of Mr. Crane that morning. In a way, he was improving. She was only inches from him when Nick decided to possess him. Still, the awful hangover feeling coupled with his first time possessing a woman was particularly hard for him. Nick excused himself and headed to a cafe for some coffee. It was all so strange, but he knew he was going to have to deal with it for a few days.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
“I still can’t thank you enough for letting me borrow this,” Martin said as he handed back a small medallion quite careful to only both touch the change as they made the exchange, “But now that I know what it can do, I’m guessing you aren’t really my sister.”
“Nope. I used this about a week ago to steal Cathy’s body. She’s, of course, stuck in my body. I’m sure you can’t object too much. It’d be pretty hypocritical of you considering the body you stole. Plus, now that you’ve got that body, this body isn’t really your sister’s anymore either.”
“I guess I got to ask, who are you...really?”
“Well, that’s my secret. I hope you don’t mind. And I hope you’re quite happy with the body you picked. I plan on destroying this medallion as soon as possible. I was going to do it shortly after swapping with your sister, but then I saw you so miserable. I knew I had to help.”
“I can’t thank you enough...”
Monday, December 26, 2016
Exchange Island sure had changed from the last time Carl had visited. Over the course of a year, it seems that the odd vacation spot started to attract a lot more hipsters and young people. Despite the fact that it made the beach a lot more crowded, Carl couldn’t complain, because it simply meant that his odds of getting a fantastic youthful body were that much better. Sure enough, after checking in, he swapped bodies with a young Asian woman on the beach where a lot of people were riding bikes.
It was more than enough to make Carl smile. He loved coming to the island and finding himself as a 20-something again; he even more enjoyed being a woman this time around. The one thing he was a little less sure of was the fashion that some of these young people wore. The top didn’t exactly seem like something he could go swimming in, but the bikini bottoms certainly did. Then there were the boots; they weren’t exactly great for walking on the sand. He hoped that he was able to find something a bit less crazy in this young woman’s suitcase. Then again, there were also a few shops on the island, just in case people found themselves with a wardrobe that they simply found to be unwearable. He hoped it wouldn’t come to that, but if this first outfit was any indication...
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Not even The North Pole was immune from the effects of the Great Shift. While it only happened a few days before the holidays, Santa Claus was determined not to let the Shift ruin the Christmas season. He quickly returned to his workshop as soon as possible. He convinced his elves of his true identity by rattling off the first hundred or so names on the “nice” list. Then he had Mrs. Claus get to work on altering his suit. After all, he was much shorter now and probably about a third his former weight. He was surprised when she returned with a dress that she had sewn him, but he had to admit that it now seemed more than appropriate for his new body.
By Christmas Eve, everything was on schedule. It would probably be an odd sight, to see a petite Asian woman riding on the sled instead of a plump, jolly, old man, but Santa knew it wouldn’t be a problem. He knew that no one would actually see him that night; no one ever actually saw him. He could keep up the legend. No one would ever have to know that Santa, along with the rest of the world, had been swapped by the Great Shift.