Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Perfect Crime

Victor was pretty sure he had everything planned perfectly. Step one was robbing the bank. Step two was stashing a good amount of the cash in a hiding place before the cops were onto him. Then he made his getaway. He knew he’d be caught; it was all part of the plan. He ran down a street with the cops in hot pursuit. He was a little nervous that it was all going to fall apart when he didn’t see a single person on the street. Then he saw a distant figure on a balcony. She would do.

He clutched the small trinket in his hand, and just as he knew it was working, he let it go onto the street below. Suddenly, he wasn’t running anymore. Instead, he was looking down at the street from the balcony, hearing the sirens and the shouts. He knew his former body was now being arrested. Then he looked down at his new body. The magic trinket sure had done the trick; he actually swapped into someone else’s body.

Granted, this body wouldn’t have been his first choice, but it really didn’t matter. After the cops arrested his former self, he’d go down and collect it -- after all, it looked like little more than a piece of trash on the street. Then he’d collect the money that he stashed. He’d deposit just a little bit in an offshore account, stash the rest in a new location, then use the trinket to swap again. With each new body, he’d deposit just a little bit more. No one transaction from any person would ever be enough to arouse suspicion. When it was all gone, he’d swap once more, then take a plane to an exotic locale where he could live off that money quite comfortably for the rest of his life...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Unable

“Look,” Abe sighed as he explained to his friend Martin, “I know I agreed to let you use that weird device to transform me into a copy of your wife while she’s away, so you’d have a date for that science convention thing, but it’s been three days now. When is she coming back, so I can transform back to myself? A guy can only take so much of high heels and short skirts, you know?”

Martin rolled his eyes back into his head, “Actually, she’s not coming back. I have become so engrossed with creating my device that I took her for granted. She said she was going to leave me...and...well...she did. Please stay like this just a little bit longer!”

“That’s pretty messed up, dude.” Abe wanted to demand to be returned to normal immediately, but he saw the pain in his friend’s eyes, “But I guess I can stay like this just a little bit longer.”

Martin didn’t quite have the heart to tell Abe that he hadn’t perfected his device well enough. He could use it to transform it into someone else, but getting that person back to normal? Well, he hadn’t quite been able to figure that out. And, truth be told, he had actually experimented on his wife, turning her into a copy of his best friend, Abe. She hadn’t been too happy when he was unable to change her back.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Future Depends on It

It all happened with a quick flash. Then suddenly, Rick was pushed against the wall. His jaw dropped when he saw who was confronting him.

“Why do you have my face?” He asked. Realizing his voice was now higher pitched, the true weirdness of his situation set in, “Why am I a woman? How did you get into my apartment? Why did you do this?”

“Look,” His own body was now explaining to him, “I’m a police officer from the future. I needed to come back in time and inhabit your body for a while. I don’t have much time to explain. You just need to stay right here in my body. Don’t go anywhere. Just stay here, where it’s safe. You were going to be murdered today, but the future depends on that not happening. So I’m came back in time and swapped with you. I’m going to be you for the day, and I’m going to make sure nothing bad happens to your body. You need to trust me. I’ve done this a hundred times. I know what I’m doing.”

It didn’t seem real, but Rick just nodded in agreement.

Monday, June 19, 2017

For the Summer...

When he arrived at work in the morning, Ryan couldn’t have possibly imagined what the day would bring. He worked at a pretty boring retail job at a big box store that was typically routine on a day-to-day basis. Today wasn’t one of those days. No one knew how or why it happened, but when everyone inside the store swapped bodies, the staff was shocked.

Ryan found himself swapped into Becky’s body. She was a college student who took a job on a register to earn some extra cash over the summer. She seemed mostly calm as she explained to him that she had plans to go out after work, and that she had some clothes stashed in her locker in the back room if Ryan wanted to change out of her work uniform.

Ryan was a little surprised by the tight gold dress in Becky’s locker. It was a little more outgoing than what he expected of her. Also in her locker was Becky’s phone, which was blowing up from her friends texting asking where she was. It appears they weren’t going to take “no” for an answer in regards to their plans to go out tonight.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Progressive

Trent had always considered himself pretty progressive. He had tried to support causes that fought misogyny and racism. But it was the Great Shift that truly caused him to take a look inside of himself.

He had been born a white man, yet was now inside of the body of an African American woman. He would try to tell other people neither his new race nor gender mattered much, but inside of his own head, it was much different.

When he got dressed in the morning, he felt uncomfortable with his body in ways he couldn’t describe. At first, he tried to dismiss it as just due to the fact that he was adjusting to a new body. As time when on, he couldn’t help but wonder if it continued to be awkward for him because deep down he truly had some prejudice that he never admitted to before...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dilute

After a very scary twelve hours trapped in each other’s bodies, Bill and Eliza wanted to get rid of the Medallion of Zulu for good. The next day, they waded out into the ocean, broke it against a rock, and dropped it in the water. When they returned to shore, the couple were shocked. Even without touching the medallion at the same time, they had somehow swapped from the waist down.

“I have a theory,” Bill suggested, “I think when we broke the medallion, we released the magic. Then when we dropped it in the ocean, the water somehow absorbed the magic, resulting in our swap.”

“Well, that’s all well and good,” Eliza replied, “But is it going to affect other people? And will we be able to come back later to switch back?”

“As far as everyone else, we can only hope no one goes out that far. And for us? I suppose we just have to hope that the water doesn’t dilute the magic before the time we are able to swap back.”

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cat

“You’re probably actually happy about this, aren’t you?” Dan scowled as he asked the cat next to him, “You always talked about how you thought the life of a cat was pretty great. Now thanks to your crazy father and his inventions, you’re stuck in the body of one, Sarah. And I’m stuck in your body -- not that I ever wanted to be. We should be out there looking for the device, but your dad also seems pretty happy to be young again in my body that I’m not sure he even has any interest in finding his own body or the device.”

Sarah knew Dan was talking to her, but she couldn’t really understand him. Now that she was in the body of her own cat, her brain just didn’t have the capacity to understand language any more. But she didn’t exactly care. Her diminished capacities also meant that a life of sleep, food, and lounging around seemed pretty good.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Guess We Are

Ronald had walked about a mile down the desolate dirt road wearing uncomfortably tight jeans and even more uncomfortable high heels before he finally came upon a shack. A woman sat in front, holding a beer and looking rather annoyed.

“You gunna complain ‘bout this damned Great Shift thang too?” She asked before Ronald could say a word.

“Great Shift?” Ronald asked, hearing his high pitched voice for the first time.

“Yep. Yer the third person walking by askin’ ‘bout it. Guess we’ve all just swapped bodies. Heck, this ain’t my body either. I just found myself in this cabin in this chick’s body. Ain’t no TV or phone inside, but there was a fridge. This is the last beer though, so don’t expect me to do no sharin’. But yer welcome to sit a spell. I’m guessin’ you ain’t no real chick either.”

“Well, I am now,” Ronald sighed, “I guess we both are.”

“Yep, guess we are.” The woman said as she took a big gulp of beer.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Assistant

Jason’s eyes went wide when he saw his own face looking at him. It was like staring in a mirror, except the reflection wasn’t matching his own moves. It was shocking, but he could only figure out one logical conclusion: He must not be inside his own body anymore. Of course, if he wasn’t in his own body, he must be in someone else’s. There had only been one other person in the office with him, his assistant Rose. His eyes grew even larger with even more shock as he lifted his hand to see perfectly manicured nails at the tips of his fingers and a pink sleeve covering his arms. He couldn’t believe it. He was in Rose’s body, and she must be in his. All he could think now was hoping that the body swapping wouldn’t send a power trip to her head...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Better (Part 2)

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It had been another successful day at the gym. Jeff decided to just put on his winter coat, and not even change out of his workout clothes. He actually wished he didn’t even need the coat. He wasn’t satisfied to simply show off his new body at the gym; he wanted to do it on the street as well. But now he guessed that he needed to wait for warmer weather to be able to do that. Still, he couldn’t stop thinking about how great his new was, and how amazing he had made it over the past two years.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Better

It hadn’t been easy. When the Great Shift struck approximately two years ago, Jeff had found himself stuck in the body of a woman. She had a pretty face, but was a little overweight. Jeff decided to hit the gym every day. It took quite some time, but he was finally pleased with the results. He turned more than a few heads on the streets, but he was particularly proud of his new gym outfit. The shirt was cut to expose his belly and abs; the leggings were skin tight. He couldn’t believe how good he felt about himself. Not only did he feel better than he did since ending up in this body, but better than he ever did in his old body as well.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Enjoy!

Aaron couldn’t believe he was going to be stuck in Kylie’s body for the next 48 hours. She had given him a pretty good run down of what he needed to know about being a woman and left him with a box filled with clothes and personal items. He lifted one of the items out of the box with a look of shock.

“What do you expect me to do with THIS?” He gulped.

“You’re going to be a woman for the next 48 hours. I certainly expect you to explore that.” Kylie replied.

“So this goes...”

“Exactly where you think it does. Enjoy!”

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Presentation

Jack was feeling a mix of worry and pride. He was going to present his latest invention to a group of colleagues today. The success was clear. He had intended to build a device that could swap two people’s brains. He had done just that. The worry came because he couldn’t seem to reverse two people once swapped. He hoped his colleagues could help.

He took a deep breath as he opened the door to the back seat of his car to let his wife and son out to join him for the presentation. His wife bounced out first with a youthful energy and a scowl. He son followed with a very devious smile on his face. Jack regretted using his family as his first test subjects. His wife was still furious with him, and he was worried about his son. He could only hope that he would get some help after the presentation.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Neighbors (Part 4)

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Now that she was in Susan’s body, Maryanne decided to take the most logical course of action she could think of; she booked a plane ticket and got as far from Kevin and Susan as possible. There was no way she was going to go back to her own body once that device recharged. She enjoyed being in Susan’s body so much; no one was going to take it from her. She settled down in a tropical paradise, spending the first week at a resort, but knew she’d soon have to get a job. She also knew this meant Kevin would be stuck in her body and Susan would be stuck in Kevin’s. She guessed they could swap with each other, but she didn’t imagine Susan would want her body. That meant Kevin would be the one stuck with it. She tried to push such thoughts to the back of her mind as she took a sip of her drink and enjoyed herself.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Neighbors (Part 3)

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Kevin never exactly enjoyed swapping bodies with Susan. He actually would hate his time as a woman. But while he was in her body, she didn’t force him to help clean up around the house or fix anything on his long to-do list. Now that he was swapped with Maryanne instead, she was no longer exempting him. It was the worst of both worlds. He was stuck having to fix shelves and cabinets while also being stuck in the body of a woman. Worse still was that Maryanne’s body was a little out of shape. He got winded easily; he had trouble lifting things. He couldn’t wait for the device to recharge and get back to his own body.

On the other hand, Maryanne was quite enjoying her time in Susan’s body...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Neighbors (Part 2)

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Maryanne was a little surprised to find herself suddenly face-to-face with Kevin’s body. Before she could say a word, his body spoke, “Why didn’t it work.”

Maryanne struggled for a response before a clamoring at the window caught her attention. She was more than shocked to see her own body struggling to climb through the window.

“I think I can explain,” She heard her own body say, “Susan and I have this odd body swapping device that we use from time to time. You must have been walking by and ended up being close enough that you and I swapped with each other instead of her and I. The bad news, I’m afraid, is that it does take some time to recharge between each use, so we’re all going to be stuck like this for a while.”

Maryanne looked down. It was true; she now had Susan’s body, which was younger, thinner, and more beautiful than her own. She shrugged, “It doesn’t seem like bad news to me.”

She saw Kevin’s body give her a scowl, which she knew now was actually Susan. Susan spoke, “We are switching back the second this thing is recharged, so don’t get any ideas.” Then Susan turned to the window, “And, Honey, you have some chores you need to take care of...”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Neighbors

Eavesdropping on her neighbors was one of Maryanne’s bad habits, but she just couldn’t help herself. The young couple, Kevin and Susan, was also talking about some thing or another that was so interesting, and their houses were so close that it was impossible for her not to stroll into the yard to listen in.

Today, the conversation wasn’t just interesting; it was downright weird. They weren’t quite arguing, but they weren’t quite happy. They were talking about body swapping and began to complain about being each other. Maryanne couldn’t believe it. There was no way it was possible! Finally, she heard Susan (who she guessed was actually Kevin) whine about having to always sit down to pee and demand that they swap back. Kevin (who she guessed was actually Susan) finally gave in, agreed, and pressed a button on a remote.

The next thing Maryanne knew, she saw a flash of light, and suddenly she was no longer outside of her neighbor’s house. She was in it...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Next Week

When Jim walked into the room, Emily’s jaw dropped. She couldn’t believe it. She barely had words but managed to speak.

“My body,” She said, “What did you do to it?”

“I always suspected there was a hottie behind your frumpy exterior,” James explained, “So I tweezed your eyebrows, got hair extensions, bought this dress...”

“...And got breast implants?”

“Yeah, they look pretty sweet, right?”

Emily started to cry. “We are supposed to switch back to our own bodies next week! I don’t WANT breast implants!”

“Well, we don’t have to swap back. You can always just let me keep this body.”

Emily began to cry harder.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Lost

“Come on!” Leslie whined, “How many times are you going to make me apologize?”

“How many times?” Ty asked, “You are never going to be done apologizing to me. You lost the damned medallion, the only thing that would ever be able to swap us back to our own bodies. Because of that, I am going to be stuck as a woman, as you, for the rest of my life.”

“But don’t you love me? What’s wrong with being me?”

“It seemed like a fun idea when you suggested it for a few hours, but now we’re talking about forever? That’s a whole different ball game. I’m not exactly thrilled about wearing bras and panties for the rest of my life, not to mention dealing with certain things once a month...”

Saturday, June 3, 2017

See

Ralph had been coming to Exchange Island for well over forty years now, but nothing like this had ever happened before. Sure, he had been swapped with women before; that was nothing new. But it was very strange that he still needed his glasses to see properly. After landing on the resort, he found his vision blurry. He quickly found the woman he swapped with and asked if she had any vision problems of her own. She frowned, saying she did not, and gave Ralph his glasses. Sure enough, with his own glasses on, he could see quite clearly. Though it was a bit of a pain, since they didn’t quite fit his borrowed face, so he kept having to push them back on.

Still, he wondered why he needed them at all. He had never needed to use his own glasses while in someone else’s body on Exchange Island before. Those sorts of physical traits generally stayed with a person’s body, not swap with their minds. He wondered if something had gone wrong this time...if for some reason the swap wasn’t quite complete. And, worse still, if there would be any problems swapping back as a result. He certainly wouldn’t mind staying in this body, but the woman he swapped with probably wouldn’t want to remain a 60 year old man any longer than she had to...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fear (Part 3)

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By the end of the day, Arthur was feeling pretty confident in his math skills -- not only with his ability to understand them, but with his ability to teach them as well. He was also starting to feel quite comfortable in Miss Pultz’s body. In fact, he was beginning to abandon the idea of even attempting to get back to his own body and just keep her body as his own. Her life didn’t seem so bad. She had a good job, and she was quite attractive. He was pretty sure he would have no trouble living her life, and he had to admit that it was actually quite appealing.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fear (Part 2)

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After the class finished shuffling in, Arthur was completely unaware of where to start. He hummed and hawed for a few minutes as he shuffled awkwardly in the uncomfortable heels on his feet. He took off his glasses and bit on the end.

“Uhhh...” He finally spoke up, “Who can tell me where we left off yesterday?”

The class responded with a long silence until a lone student finally raised their hand. Arthur breathed a sigh of relief as the student rattled on about yesterday’s lesson. Suddenly, it was like a spark in the back of Arthur’s brain. He realized he actually knew what to do. The rest of the class went rather smoothly.

Then he began to think about it. Maybe Miss Pultz was still somewhere in the back of his brain. Maybe she never made it into his body. It all made sense. If she was in here helping push out math facts, maybe she’d also be able to help him reverse her invention to allow him to get back into his own body!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fear (Part 1)

Arthur stood in front of the class, trying to exude a sense of confidence. Sure, he had Miss Pultz’s body, but he certainly didn’t have her math skills. He wasn’t sure how he was going to get through the day as her...or potentially longer. It was all this crazy math stuff that had caused this problem in the first place. She had been tutoring him after class, showing him a particularly difficult equation. He couldn’t imagine an application. She attempted to show him a program she had been working on. One that, when utilized with the correct hardware, could swap two people’s bodies. He expressed his skepticism, and immediately she attempted to refute him by showing off her work.

In one sense, her invention worked perfectly. Quite shocked, Arthur found himself in Miss Pultz’s body. In another sense, it was a complete failure. Arthur’s body lay sprawled on the desk lifeless. His consciousness may have transfered into her, but hers didn’t seem to go into him. He knew he’d have to pretend to be her until he could figure this all out. And he knew it wasn’t going to be easy. As he stood up in front of the class, that fear was really starting to sink in.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Plan (Part 2)

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Gabriel leaned back in his chair. He heard his wife come in the door. He couldn’t wait to rub the news of his new body in her face. When she arrived, he was floored; a smile quickly crept across his face. This situation was way too perfect. While Gabriel was in the body of a young, beautiful woman. His wife was now in the body of an elderly old man. He watched as she shuffled along sadly. He knew what pains her body was probably feeling, but moreso, he couldn’t stop thinking about how the tables were turned and how her plan was totally ruined. The Great Shift provided him some cosmic justice, and it was pretty clear that he was going to be the one to outlive her. No one was going to be taking his money any time soon.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Plan (Part 1)


Gabriel had learned two weeks ago that his wife had only married him for his money. It made sense. He was old and rich, and she was young and beautiful. But still, he never wanted to believe it. He could’ve died at any moment, and it would’ve all been hers. But thanks to the Great Shift, her plans would be ruined. Gabriel found himself in the body of a young woman. He returned back to his home, changed into one of his wife’s outfits, and grabbed himself a glass of scotch. He smiled as he enjoyed the drink. This was certainly going to throw a wrench in her plans. He was no longer on death’s door; in fact, he probably had many years of life left with this new body.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bimboesque


Frank had been to Exchange Island for business plenty of times before. He was used to switching bodies with one of the guests for the duration of his trip. But this time there had been a mix up. He was supposed to call his wife when he landed; this time he had to give her some bad news.

“Hey, Honey. It’s me. It’s Frank,” He began, “You know how it works here.”

He paused.

“Yeah, this time I’m a woman. You’d probably tell me that I deserve the body I got this time around. I’ll send you some pictures. You’ll laugh.”

He paused again.

“But I got some some bad news. There was a mix up with the computers. Somehow my reservation got marked as two years instead of two days. They’re going to try to fix it, but they don’t expect me to be out of here by Friday like I was supposed to be. And while I usually wouldn’t mind a few extra days at this place, this isn’t exactly the body I would want to be in, you know?”

He paused yet again.

“Like I said, I’ll send you pictures, but if I had to describe what I look like right now in a word? I’d probably say ‘bimbo-esque.’”

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pick Up


Randall had spent two awful weeks stuck in the body of that filthy cab driver. He wasn’t sure why the cab was magic or how it swapped bodies, he was just glad to be free from it. The only thing he wanted to do now was go back home and relax in his own bed. He didn’t even care whose body he was in now, nor did he care as he hailed another cab, unphased by his previous taxi trip.

Of course, he hadn’t really thought all this through. After losing his body to the magic taxi two weeks ago and now that he was in a new body, he certainly no longer had keys to his old apartment. Plus, he didn’t anticipate that the previous driver took over his life pretty seamlessly. Randall overcame the first obstacle by ringing the bell and knocking furiously. He was a little taken aback when his former body opened the door. It got worse when his old body started laughing.

It all began to sink in. He couldn’t go back to his old life. He had used the magic taxi to swap bodies with some woman. He didn’t know anything about her; he couldn’t even remember where he had dropped her off. For some reason, he thought he’d be able to pick his old life back up, but instead he realized that he was going to have to adjust to a new one...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Reflecting


Louis stopped as he looked at his reflection in the window of the store display. He was shocked at what looked back at him. The reflection wasn’t his! He was a woman! How was this possible? When did this happen? He didn’t seem to recognize her, but maybe he had seen her walk by him earlier? It was all so much for him to wrap his head around. Swapping bodies or transforming into a woman didn’t even seem possible, yet the evidence was looking back at him. He tried to breathe deeply to calm down. But then his gaze diverted from his reflection to a cute little dress in the store. He bet this new body would look cute in that! He started to forget about the fact that he had a new body, and started to get excited about shopping for it!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Mile (Part 2)

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For a moment, it seemed like fate. After thinking about it the day before, Alan ran into the witch the next day on his run. He pleaded with her to give him his body back. She smiled and said he had to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes. He protested, explaining how much he had walked over the course of a week. Her smile grew larger, tell him that the sneakers didn’t count. He was going to have to wear some pumps or boots, something with a heel over four inches. Alan returned home, feeling defeated. Heels? Was she seriously telling him that he had to wear heels in order to get his body back? He hadn’t minded going out on runs with this body, but going out in heels? Was it really worth it to get his body back? He supposed it was...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Mile


When Alan was cursed by a witch, she swapped his body with a woman’s. She said he needed to understand women better and “walk a mile in a woman’s shoes.” Well, Alan could only presume she meant that in a figurative sense. For the past week since the swap, Alan had been walking every chance he got. He easily walked ten to twenty miles each day, but yet he was still stuck in the body of a woman. He had literally walked a mile in a woman’s shoes a hundred times over, but he was still stuck. His only hope was to find the witch again and beg her to change him back to himself.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Wrong Cup


Jason heard his name called at the coffee shop, and he picked up the cup he saw on the counter. He neither heard the other name called nor did he notice the other cup next to the one he grabbed. One sip and he knew something was wrong, but as the liquid swirled in his mouth, it began to stop feeling wrong. Instead of returning it, he kept drinking. As he did, he noticed a woman in the store wearing a blue coat. She began to change...into him.

At the same time, Jason began to change into her. Though he was oblivious, as he was focused on her. By the time he realized his own changes, he knew it was already too late. He looked at the name on the cup. It said “Elizabeth.” He could only guess that’s who he was now, and that she was now him.

He wondered if he should be worried, but he couldn’t seem to get himself worked up about it. He just accepted it. He was Elizabeth now. He couldn’t do anything about it, but he still wished he hadn’t picked up the wrong cup.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New (Part 2)

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Jeremy decided to make the best of the swap. He was a woman now, and he was going to have to deal with it -- thought it certainly was harder than he expected. The hair was often getting in his face, so he had to pull it off to the side constantly. Then there was still the breasts. They were just so heavy. He wasn’t sure he was ever going to be able to get used to them. Heck, he wasn’t sure if he they weren’t going to just knock him down from time to time; they were just that heavy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New


Jeremy didn’t know what caused it, but he somehow swapped bodies with a woman walking down the street. She didn’t seem to notice, as she just kept walking down the street with his body instead of her own. Jeremy, however, noticed right away. He slipped behind the house and then began to examine himself. But there wasn’t much he had to do. He could feel all the differences almost immediately. He could feel the breeze on his bare legs beneath a short skirt. He could feel the long hair flopping about on top of his head. But most of all, he could feel the intense weight on his chest. He started to wonder how he was going to manage with these things. He also wondered if maybe the reason the woman kept walking while not noticing was because she was actually glad to be rid of them.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nursing Home


Sam approached the reception counter of the nursing house and spoke, “I’m here to see my grandfather.”

“Sure thing,” The receptionist replied before picking up a phone and dialing a number.

After a few moments, the receptionist spoke again, “Hang on, he’s not answering. Let me go check on him and tell him that his granddaughter is here.”

It took about ten minutes before the receptionist returned, and in that time, a smile had appeared on Sam’s face.

“Well,” The receptionist reluctantly continued, “You’ll be happy to know he’s okay, but he says he doesn’t want to see you.”

Sam sighed, “I suppose he’s angry at me for putting him in this place. I can’t blame him. No offense, of course, it’s lovely here, but no one wants to be in a nursing home.”

“None taken,” The receptionist smiled.

Sam’s smile turned into a bit of a smirk. The receptionist really had no idea. It was true that no one wanted to be in a nursing home, not even Sam. That’s why the last time his granddaughter had visited he used a spell to steal her body. After all, she was the one that had put him in here in the first place. If she thought it was good enough for him, then maybe she should spend some time here in his old withered body while he enjoyed the world in hers.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feeling Guilty


Henry knew he shouldn’t blame himself for the results of the Great Shift, but he couldn’t help but feel guilty. The woman’s body he swapped into was young and so healthy; how could he not feel bad for taking that from her? His own former body had previous had three heart attacks and a stroke; he had been nearing 90 years old. Yet now he was able to run a ten minute mile in the park. He just didn’t think it was fair to her. The least he could do was keep this body in shape, even if the exercise was a constant reminder of why he felt guilty...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Honest


“What did you do? Why did you steal my body?” Miranda demanded.

Leonard didn’t quite know what to say. He bit his finger nervously. “I didn’t,” He stammered, “It just sort of happened.”

“Well, you seem pretty calm for someone who had nothing to do with this.”

“I’m not calm,” He continued, “But I am a little scared, but I guess I can’t complain.”

“Excuse me?”

“I didn’t cause it, but I can’t complain here. I mean, you’ve got a great body. Well, you HAD a great body. I guess I have a great body now.”

Miranda gave him a stern look.

“I’m just being honest!” Leonard exclaimed.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fathom


“I still can’t believe I have to buy woman’s underwear now. Actually, it’s pretty hard to fathom being a woman at all. That everyone else in the world is in a similar boat thanks to the Great Shift is just mind blowing.” Simon said as he shopped for underwear with his friend, Harrison.

“Uh-huh,” Harrison nodded in agreement, “You know, everything you say is sort of hot, right?”

Simon turned sharply to give Harrison an evil eye, “You can PLEASE stop hitting on me now. You’ve been doing it ever since the Shift, but it ain’t gonna happen. I may be in a woman’s body, but I have little interest in woman things -- especially THAT!”

“Sorry, dude, but you realize you are like super model hot now; it’s really hard to ignore.”

Simon just turned back to the underwear and rolled his eyes.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Employment


Alexa didn’t know why HR called her into a meeting. She wasn’t due for a raise, and she couldn’t imagine anyone filed a complaint. She sat there nervous as Derek, the head of HR, looked over her files. Then she watched with awe as Derek’s face began to change. It became softer, skinnier, and paler. His hair began to lighten and lengthen. It took Alexa a minute to realize it, but she suddenly realized that Derek wasn’t just transforming into a woman; he was changing into an exact copy of her. It took another few moments for Alexa to realize that she was turning into him. She was shocked as she looked at her thin, manicured hands become pudgy and rough.

“You can’t do this!” She protested with her voice starting to crack.

Derek stood in order to command authority, “You must not have fully read your employment contract with us. I have every right to do this. I’m going to quite enjoy your body, Miss Stevens. Now, if you could go outside, I have a phone interview with more potential candidate for employment...”

Monday, May 15, 2017

Experiment to Explore


Wei could hear the shouts of his classmates in the gym through the walls. He knew that after school sports were popular, but he was much more interested in after school science! Today, he exploring the chemistry lab, mixing all sorts of elements just to record the interactions. However, he began to get ahead of himself, and soon a thick cloud of pink smoke formed, and then there was a small boom.

The next thing he knew, he was being awoken by a fellow classmate. The girl looked at him in shock.

“Like, Wendy,” The girl said with her jaw dropped, “How did you suddenly like turn Asian?”

Wei was a little surprised at the question, and by being called Wendy. Then he looked down. The smoke and the explosion must’ve affected him. It was as if his body had been pushed out of the lab, and somehow merged him with one of the students in the gym -- a female student named Wendy.

“I’m not exactly sure...” Wei managed to mutter.

“Well, whatever,” The girl continued, “We have to get our butts to swim practice. Coach isn’t going to allow you to skip no matter the excuse. Though I gotta admit that this one is good.”

‘Uh...okay...be right there.” Wei wasn’t quite sure what was going to happen next, but it did seem like a ver fine experiment to explore.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Figure It Out


“Okay, Mom, please try to do well on my first week of college. I don’t want to fail out before I even get a chance to go myself.” Jimmy whispered to his Mom as the two embraced.

“Don’t worry, Jimmy, I’ve got this. I actually did quite well in school before I had you. And don’t forget to try to do some more research about swapping our bodies back!”

“Do you really think I’m going to forget? I’ve been stuck in your body all summer. The last thing I want is to be stuck any longer! I want to be the one going off to college right now! I want to be young and male again!”

“I know, Jimmy, I know. We’ll find a way, don’t worry. Maybe there will be something in the school’s library that I can look up while I’m here. We’ll figure it out...”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Calculations


Ted thought he had perfected the chemistry perfectly. He would mix the compound with a little bit of Laura’s DNA. If his calculations were correct, he would end up emitting a scent that would make him irresistible to her. He had long had a crush on her, but she had always ignored him. Getting her DNA was a challenge, but it would be worth it once this worked.

Unfortunately, his calculations must have been off.

Instead of making himself irresistible to Laura, something in the chemical compound ended up turning him into an exact copy of her! He was shocked as he looked back in the mirror and saw her reflection instead of his own. He wanted to be close to her, but not at all like this! He took a few deep breaths to calm down. Reversing this had to be easy enough, right? He just needed to make the compound again, find some of his own DNA, and drink it. It seemed simple enough...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Moment


Donald took a moment to sit back and relax. He hadn’t taken a vacation for three years. He had been saving up for a trip to Exchange Island. There was some risk involved. He might have ended up in any sort of body; however, when he landed on the island, he was quite happy with the body he ended up with. It was nothing short of gorgeous. He needed a moment to truly appreciated. He put on a swimsuit and went straight for the beach. He laid down in the sand and looked up. This was going to be his body for the next two weeks. He still couldn’t believe it. This trip was worth every minute of hard work over the past three years. It was worth every penny. And he was ready to enjoy it all; he just needed a moment to soak it all in.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Waitress


David tried his best to smile and hold back his contempt. He owned this restaurant; heck, he technically owned the entire building. He should be mingling with the guests, not taking their orders. But a weird stroke of lightning had swapped his body last night with one of waitresses. He knew it would be too crazy to tell anyone the truth, so he decided to keep it quiet for now. Of course, that meant he had to pretend to be her and do her low-level job. It wasn’t hard; it was just irritating. People asked dumb questions and made demands that were even dumber. He put on a good face for it, but it was hard not to just yell in their faces. He thought about telling people who he really was, but in order to do so, he’d probably need to be supported by the woman he swapped with. Considering his body fell into a coma right after they swapped, he knew he wasn’t going to get the sort of back up he needed.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Meditation


Adam had spent two weeks stuck in this woman’s body, and he was (quite frankly) sick of it. He had tried any number of techniques in an effort to get back to his former body. He had researched magic spells online and at the library; he had talked with any scientist who took him seriously; he visited many fortune tellers and mystics. With his options dwindling, he decided to explore new age. His trainer had told him that an out of body experience might be possible if he was able to clear his mind while meditating. However, he found that wasn’t so easy. Just for starters, he still hadn’t adjusted to this female body. As he sat there trying to clear his mind, he found it extremely difficult to forget about things like the two giant breasts weighing down on his chest. Maybe this would eventually work, but it was going to take a while for him to pull it off.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Surprise


It was the night of her fortieth wedding anniversary. Judith arrived home hoping for a surprise from her husband, Franklin. However, the house was quiet. Only a dim light from outside Franklin’s study gave any indication as to where her husband was. She was shocked as she turned on the lights to find a young woman sitting at her husband’s desk. For a moment, she thought he was cheating on her, but something about this woman’s mannerisms seemed oddly familiar.

“Franklin?” She asked in a puzzled tone.

“I know you wanted a surprise,” He replied, “You’re in for a big one. In the closet, you’ll find a suit on a hanger with a medallion in the pocket. Put that medallion around your neck, then touch the suit to it. It’ll turn you into a man. We’ll spend a weekend experiencing things we’ve never experienced before.”

Judith was a little nervous. She couldn’t believe any of this was happening. For an entire weekend, she and her husband would be young again, but also gender swapped. It certainly was an unexpected surprise...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Aim


“Now, hold the gun straight, look through the sight, and squeeze tightly,” Hector explained.

“I don’t know if I can do this,” Jane hesitated, “I mean I don’t even think I can shoot this target, but you’re telling me that I might have to do this to an actual person.”

“I told you, lady, I ain’t the best guy in the world. A lot of people want me dead, and since we swapped bodies, that means a lot of people want you dead right now. I don’t want anything to happen to my body before we can swap back, so you gotta learn to do this.”

“And you’ll go to my prom tonight with Dave and be on your best behavior?”

“Yeah, I’ll be a fuckin’ stand up dame. I’ll wear that stupid pink dress and everything, but if I come back from that thing, find out that you didn’t defend yourself, and you have a big bullet in my head, it’s not going to be good for either of us...”

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Drag


Frank knew that he had promised Marilyn that he would quit smoking. And a week after the Great Shift, it was honestly his first one. He just couldn’t help himself. Being swapped into her body had just been so incredibly stressful; he needed this cigarette to calm down. Of course, when he sat down and took the first drag, he was actually a little let down. Instead of the calm feeling he usually got when smoking, he felt like coughing. The smoke burned his throat, and the taste made him want to vomit. He knew why. He clearly remembered the first cigarette in his own body. It had been an equally unpleasant experience, and he wondered why he ever even considered having a second. He didn’t expect anyone to find a way to undo the Great Shift and get everyone back to their own bodies, but if they did one day, he didn’t want to leave Marilyn with a body addicted to cigarettes the way his was. Instead of going in for a second puff, he decided to put it out. He couldn’t do that to her. He just had one, brief moment of weakness, and he’d never be tempted again...right?

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Try


Roger began to wonder why he was reading all these books looking for a reversal spell. It had been three weeks since he swapped with Elaine, and he still hadn’t found anything. On top of that, he hadn’t exactly minded the time he had spent in her body so far. In fact, he was actually really enjoying being yet. Why was he bothering to look so hard? Then again, he did promise her that he’d try to find a way to swap back, but how much was considered a “try?” Surely, these back-to-back weeks spent reading so many books fulfilled that obligation.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Case


The contents of the case were of the utmost importance, and Sergio’s orders as an undercover agent were explicit. He knew he was just one link in the chain to deliver the case to it’s ultimate destination, and as he sat on the plane looking at the small device in his hand, he knew the sacrifices he was going to make to deliver it. When the plane landed and he departed the aircraft, he left the case behind under the seat. He shook the hand of one of the flight attendants, making sure the device was concealed on his hand during the shake. He ran from the secure area as fast as he could before the device activated. Suddenly, he was back on the plane. He had swapped bodies with the flight attendant as they were cleaning the plane. He secured the case and told the rest of the crew that he was bringing it to lost and found. At first, he was regretting having to swap with a female flight attendant. He felt the heels were slowing him down and the weight on his chest was distracting. However, after handing off the case to another agent swapped with a flight attendant, Sergio took a moment to appreciate his new body. He knew he didn’t have much time to linger; he’d be swapping back to his own body any minute. He had been on what seemed like countless missions that involved a brief body swap, but this was the first time he had actually swapped with a woman. If only there was a way to prevent the swap back. He looked down at his hand. Maybe there was? If he was able to remove the microscopic device quickly enough, maybe it wouldn’t trigger the swap back, but how to find it in time?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bruises


Max hadn’t expected being a woman would be so difficult. In fact, when he first swapped bodies with Ambrosia, he had told her that he was going to keep up with wearing dresses, perfume, makeup...the whole nine yards. She tried telling him that he didn’t have to; that he could let some of it slide. But he wasn’t hearing any of it. Of course, it didn’t take him long to regret his promise.

He discovered that it now took him a lot longer to get ready. If he sat the wrong way or the breeze blew too hard, people would see things he didn’t want them to. But worst of all were the heels. It seemed he couldn’t keep his balance in them no matter how hard he tried. He probably felt on his butt at least three times a day. If he was able to ever swap back wth Ambrosia, he was going to feel pretty bad about all the bruises he was leaving on her body!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Matched


When she saw Eric, Amber immediately rolled her eyes. Their bodies had only been swapped for a little while, but she was already frustrated about how he was treating her body.

“You couldn’t even be bothered to pick two boots that matched when you left the house?” She lectured him.

“Hey!” Eric protested, “You have an entire CLOSET filled with shoes! I was lucky enough to find one that fit the right foot and one that fit the left foot. How do you keep track of all those shoes?”

“It’s called being a woman. And you’re going to have to start doing a LOT better at it.”

“Hey, I’m trying! I really am! Look, they’re selling shoes here and I’m actually trying to buy one that matches. It seemed like a good idea.”

“You’re just making me look like an idiot...” Amber grumbled.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Predicament


The little remote had come in his mailbox just two days ago with no return address and no instructions. Zach had taken it out and experimented with it. It didn’t take him long to figure out that the small device could literally do just about anything. He could point it at two people and swap just about anything. It started pretty realistically. He swapped people’s outfits. But he soon discovered the remote was far more powerful when he swapped two people’s heads. It got more outlandish when he found out the parts didn’t need to be the same. It could be an arm for a leg or a head for a butt. As he laughed at all his changes, he failed to notice one big one. He had actually managed to completely swap his own body with that of a woman. While he was laughing at everyone else, he was completely clueless about his own predicament.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Overdue


Mike sighed. It was over four weeks ago now that weird librarian had stolen his body. It didn’t take him long to deduce that she had done so with information she had found in a book. He had begun digging through every single one in the catalog. Before any of then were checked out and as soon as any were returned, he’d double check all those. It was pretty grueling. As he scanned the final book in the collection, he had still come up with nothing. Then it dawned on him. The solution wasn’t in any of the books on the shelf, or among those that had been returned. The book with the answers must be checked out and overdue. He’d need to go to the computers and do some research, but he was sure he could find the answers to get his body back.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

PLEASE!


“Okay, Hank,” Jenny explained, “I’m going to take the tape off your mouth, but you need to promise not to scream when I do so.”

Of course, as soon as Jenny removed the tape, Hank screamed. She quickly replaced the tape.

Jenny sighed, “I know you think this whole body swap thing is my fault, but I promise you it’s not. I didn’t do anything. I’m just as lost as you are. However, when you started screaming and yelling and making me look like some sort of weirdo, I had to do something. Hence the ropes on your hands and tape on your mouth. Now, will you PLEASE calm down so that we can talk about this calmly? So that we can figure out what to do next.”

Hank nodded. Jenny was a little hesitant to remove the tape from his mouth again. She did so slowly, but of course, once again, he simply started to scream for help.

Jenny had no choice. She put the tape back on again.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Street


It did seem a little odd to Ben at first for him to see someone on the street that looked remarkably like himself. The guy had the same height, haircut, build, even his clothes looked quite similar to what Ben had put on that morning. After a few minutes of just sort of staring and stalking, Ben finally decided to go over and tap the guy to start up a conversation. Ben jumped a few feet back and his jaw dropped. This guy’s face even looked like his own! And when he spoke, it was uncanny.

“Why do you look exactly like me?” The other guy asked.

“Whoa, dude,” Ben finally spoke up, “That’s...that’s...”

Ben noticed something wasn’t quite right with his own voice. It sounded off. He tried clearing his throat by coughing. As he did so, he reached his hand to cover his mouth, but he noticed something even more strange. His fingernails were painted...and his fingers looked more feminine. Suddenly, all the pieces were coming together in his mind. He wasn’t looking at someone that looked like him; he was looking at someone he had just swapped bodies with! And based on the information he now had; it appears he swapped with a woman!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Magic Camera


Vacations had taken an interesting twist for Nathan ever since he found the magic camera. When he visited a foreign country, he no longer had to do so as a tourist. When he would land, he’d simply set the timer on the camera and then snap a picture of one of the locals. His body would instantly transform into an exact duplicate of whoever he took a picture of. In all honesty, snapping a photo of a woman on his latest trip was a bit of an accident, but he had to admit that he had more fun on this trip than any vacation he could remember. Maybe he would try to be a woman a little more often.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trouble


Jeremy couldn’t swerve out of the way fast enough. When the Great Shift struck, he found himself in the body of a woman behind the wheel of a car. It wasn’t just any body he hit; it was the one that had been his own until just a few seconds ago. He got out of the car to survey the damage. He couldn’t seem to help the feminine sway of his new body; it was hard for him to ignore it. And then there was his old body. There was no way he was going to be able to save it; even if an ambulance came immediately, which didn’t seem very likely amidst the chaos of the Shift. He wondered how much trouble he’d get in. Considering the massive number of accidents nearby, he couldn’t imagine it would be too bad. Plus, how could he even be held responsible losing control as a result of being thrust into a new body?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Anything He Wanted


It happened without warning and without any explanation. A sudden flash of light, and Lenny was no longer in his own living room, but inside of one with a remarkably similar layout. And, for that matter, he was no longer inside his own body either; he was inside the body of a woman! A quick look in the mirror and he found that he was actually in the body of the woman who lived downstairs from him. He had seen her in the hall, but he never actually talked to him. Looking down, he decided this was the absolute worst way to break the ice, but what choice did he have. He went up to his own apartment, knocked on the door, and waited. Quite oddly, no one answered. She must’ve been home; after all, he had been home when they swapped. Why wasn’t she answering? He simply gave up and headed downstairs. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. If she couldn’t bring herself to do the most basic thing of answering the door, then maybe that just gave him permission to do anything he wanted..

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Successful (Part 2)

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Nolan continued to work tirelessly over the next few days. He was pretty sure he worked through the flaws from his first test, and while he wasn’t able to shrink the device any, he was able to connect the controls to his computer upstairs. If he connected to the internet, he could theoretically swap two people anywhere in the world while all the processing took place down here. The joys of brushing away limitations aside, he still needed to solve the problem of figuring out where exactly his neighbor’s brain went when he swapped into her body. It certainly didn’t go into his now lifeless body. That would seem to be the next step at this point...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Successful


Nolan was pretty proud of himself. After all, he had just invented and performed the first successful test of the the world’s first body swapping machine...well, semi-successful. While his own mind was presently inhabiting the body of his neighbor Marcie, his own body was upstairs on the bed in a coma. He’d keep tinkering to try to solve that problem, and to also try to reduce the size of the machine. Right now, the thing took up a good part of his basement. He thought about the idea of making it portable, but the hardware was just too big right now...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In the Way


When James first landed on Exchange Island, he was pretty excited to swap with a woman who had enormous breasts. He imagined how much fun every single second of this vacation was going to be with these giant things to play with anytime.

After about an hour, he was already sick of them. To begin with, they were just plain heavy; it was a pain to lug them around everywhere. Further, because of this, his back was constantly hurting. And finally, they just got in the way. It didn’t seem to matter what he tried to do, whether that be eating or swimming or whatever, those darn breasts were just there, blocking his path.

It was going to be a long two weeks.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cheap Vacation (Part 2)

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Brian and Luke didn’t exactly know much about being flight attendants. They just sort of winged it by wheeling the beverage and snack carts out from time to time. Of course, they snuck a few shots of whiskey and vodka from the beverage cart and found their borrowed bodies couldn’t quite handle as much alcohol as the ones they were used to. It wasn’t long before they ditched the carts and headed back to the flight attendant area in the back of the plane.

They began to hit on each other and fool around a little.

“I wish I had my dick right now,” Brian so slurred, “Then I’d so do you.”

“Same here. I wish I had mine as well,” Luke slurred back.

“But if we...if we both had it...then how could we? How would that work?”

“If we both had it; we wouldn’t be hot chicks. We wouldn’t want to.”

Luke and Brian thought they were being discreet with their pillow talk, but in their drunken state, they were actually yelling at each loud enough for the entire plane to hear...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cheap Vacation


Flights to Europe? Hawaii? The Caribbean? They were all too expensive for Brian and Luke, but the two roommates were still very eager to go on vacation. After a failed attempt to find a great deal on plane tickets online, Luke stumbled onto another site. It seemed like a long shot, but a body swapping spell for twenty bucks didn’t seem like a bad idea. When it arrived in the mail a few days later, Brian actually laughed out loud when Luke told him about it. But Luke shrugged it off. What if they at least tried it? They could swap with those women who lived down the hall; they were flight attendants, and flight attendants fly for free. Brian didn’t want to be in the body of a woman, but he didn’t expect the spell to actually work; he told Luke to go for it.

The next thing Brian knew, he was regretting his decision. He was suddenly on a plane, wearing a red skirt, and greeting people coming on. Sure enough, he and Luke had swapped with their neighbors, who were already working their shift. Luke had grabbed a candy bar from the snack cart and was already acting silly as he greeted people. Brian looked off to the distance and was a bit more aloof.

“Where do you think we’re heading?” Brian asked.

“We just keep flying until we get somewhere good,” Luke replied.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Comfortable


Victor was pretty thankful that when the Great Shift struck, he ended up swapping with someone who was at home. It was a little awkward that he was now dressed in a silk blouse, short skirt, pantyhose, and high heels. Of course, with her closet a few feet away, Victor was able to change into a cotton top and some sweatpants. But he really didn’t know what his next steps were. He sat on the floor and turned on the television. He smiled when he realized that he wasn’t the only one who was swapped, but then he realized that if this was as far reaching and widespread as they said, it would be a very long time before they could fix it...if they could fix it. Not that he cared or minded; he was comfortable in this body right where he was.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Apologies


It had been a long three days for Marc since he agreed to let Julia use the Medallion of Zulu to switch bodies with him. She had been elusive about swapping back until she finally agreed to meet him at a bench in the park. However, instead of finding his own body sitting there, Marc saw a pair of headphones attached to an old iPod. He looked at the device to find a single track entitled “Apology to Marc.” Then he put on the earphones and hit play. Julia’s voice -- her original voice -- his present voice spoke. It started with her saying “I’m sorry” about ten times, then she explained that it had been her plan even before they swapped to steal Marc’s body. She never had any intentions of giving it back. It was all a little surprising for Marc. He never would’ve expected Julia wanting to be a man or him -- at least not forever. Even when she presented the medallion to him, she really had him convinced it was just curiosity, that she’d want to return as much as he would. But now here he sat in Julia’s body; what would now be his body -- unless -- the final part of the recording gave Marc instructions on where to find the medallion. If he wanted, he could steal someone else’s body and go back to being a guy. But could he really do that to someone else? Maybe he could find a guy who really wanted to be a woman?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Snorkel


Jack was very aware of what was going to happen to him when he landed on Exchange Island, but unlike most guests, swapping bodies with someone else on the island wasn’t the reason he was going. There was, in fact, many rare and exotic fish and coral in the area, and Jack knew that snorkeling there would be one-of-a-kind. While many visiting the island would be overjoyed to be in the body of a young, hot Asian woman, Jack was simply trying to overlook as he got ready to explore the local reefs. He went to his hotel room to grab some goggles and change into a swimsuit. It felt a bit awkward, but he was soon ready to go. He took a deep breath before leaving the room; he sure hoped the scenery would be worth being stuck with this body for a week. Then again, he figured he should be appreciative of being in a different body as well. After all, he came to the island in hopes of seeing rare things few other have seen. How many others could say they’ve spent a week on a different side of the gender fence? He shrugged it off; he just wanted to go out and snorkel!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Take Your Mind Off It


“I told you that an overseas trip was the best way to take your mind off your divorce,” James told his best friend with a smile, “Plus, can you believe that body swapping is still legal here? They outlawed that years ago back in the states.”

“Yeah, and I still can’t believe you talked me into doing it,” Pete replied quietly, “Who knows what those women are doing with our bodies while we are in theirs?”

“Who cares? It’s not our problem right now. Don’t think about your body or your old life or your ex-wife. That’s the whole point of this. Let’s have some fun!”

“What if these women ‘have fun’ with our bodies? What if we swap back and we end up with a bunch of STDs? What if they don’t come back at all?”

“Just chill. Relax. Come on, just grab a drink.”

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fantastic


Being rich was pretty fantastic. Ever since the Great Shift, Jerry had been enjoying being swapped into the body of a wealthy woman. He was constantly being pampered, having his hair done, and taken care of in every conceivable way. He had been quite fortunate to swap into this body as a result of the Shift, and he hadn’t told anyone about who he really was. That meant he could enjoy her life, which was quite awesome since she had enough money for Jerry to do just about anything he wanted. He wasn’t sure how long he was going to be able to keep this up before the woman who originally had this body showed up, but he was going to try to keep his fun going for as long as possible...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It Shouldn't Matter...


Mitch always tried to tell himself that it didn’t matter if you were black, white, male, or female; that everyone had the same chances in this world. Of course, as a straight, white male, it was easy for him to hold this belief. His friend, Tasha, disagreed. She told him he had no idea how difficult it was to be a black woman in this world, how she had to try twice as hard for half the results. She looked him right in the eye and told him he had to experience it for himself.

There was a bit of lightning in her eyes, like nothing he had ever seen before. Then in an instant, the eyes he was looking at weren’t Tasha’s. Instead of being brown, they were now blue. Then he looked down at his own hands, and he was surprised to see dark skin. Somehow he had swapped bodies with Tasha.

She smiled back from Mitch’s own face, “Spend a week as me. See if you still feel the same way.”

Mitch told himself it shouldn’t matter. They both attended the same college; took many of the same classes. He told himself that it shouldn’t matter that he was now her. But he soon found that many of his former peers did seem to ignore him or dismiss his ideas more easily. But perhaps the worst part of being Tasha was leaving her apartment every morning. There was always a guy out there waiting for her, hitting on her, yelling rude things. Mitch had never felt so awkward and helpless in his life. He suddenly felt like Tasha really did have it much harder than he did, and it was out of her control completely. He didn’t want to admit it to her; he really didn’t. But maybe if he did, she’d swap back early. He really didn’t want to have to keep dealing with this guy every morning for the entire week.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Country Club


Mort had managed the town’s country club for sixty years. In the early days, it had been pretty normal to discriminate against people of color. Despite the club’s changing policy over the years, Mort wasn’t exactly happy about it. He would often “lose” the paperwork of Jewish, Asian, or African American applicants. After years of discriminatory practices, Mort found that the Great Shift had a way of serving justice.

While working at his desk one day, Mort suddenly found himself in the women’s locker room. Even more shockingly, he found himself in the body of a woman. Mort’s true horror wasn’t his new gender, but the race of the body he was now in. He recalled when she first applied; he remembered intentionally losing her paperwork before she reapplied and he grudgingly accepted her.

Now he was her. He hoped he wouldn’t be treated as badly as he had treated her. He didn’t think about the hypocrisy of what he wanted from others now that the shoe was on the other foot. Considering how young his new body was, he’d have a long time to find out...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Practice


Lacrosse wasn’t the most popular sport at the university, but a few locals and sometimes some family members would show up at games or practice. When Greg’s aunt showed up from out of town at one game, no one thought much of it. But she kept showing up day after day, sitting in the front row, and taking notes about the game. What seemed particular odd was the fact that she had to travel hundreds of miles each day from her home to attend. What no one knew was that Greg had swapped bodies with his aunt on the first day she showed up. He gave her the best training he could each night; he’d take notes about what to tell her to get better each time. And he kept hoping he’d swap back, but it never happened. In the meantime, he tried his best to keep up good appearances, smiling, and pretending to be his aunt as best he could.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

400 Pound Hacker from New Jersey


“Oh my God!” Yelled a scared voice on the other end of the phone, “Who are you? What did you do?”

Michael laughed, “Bitch, I’m the greatest hacker in the world. It was only a matter of time before I figured out how to transmit my consciousness over phone lines. I mean, hacking computers is fun, but being able to hack someone’s mind? Now that’s the kind of accomplishment that only I can pull off! You were just my test subject, a number dialed at random. But believe me, I have big plans for this.”

“Then you can give me my body back first, please?”

“Hardly. Though I don’t plan on staying in it for long, life over the next few days in your sexy body will be a hell of a lot better than spending it in my 400 pound body in New Jersey.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mixup


This was a mixup like no other. Jason was heading back home to New York after a week long overseas business trip. Somewhere in the computer, his ticket got crossed in the system with another passenger. He had to explain several times to the ticket clerk that he wasn’t heading to some place called Exchange Island. By the time he got on the plane, he had thought it had all been sorted out. He settled into his seat, put his headphones on, and fell asleep.

He didn’t wake until he landed in New York. On the plus side, the plane had landed a half hour early; however, Jason was more than shocked when he realized he was now in someone else’s body. He didn’t even believe it at first; he thought he was dreaming. He wasn’t even sure if he should tell the attendant at the gate. He finally made up his mind to do so.

Oddly enough, they seemed to take the problem very seriously, and they explained that the problem may have had to do with one of the “perks” of visiting Exchange Island, which was swapping bodies with another guest. Jason didn’t understand why anyone would want to switch bodies with someone else or how suddenly being a blonde woman would be considered a “perk.” He demanded his body back, but they explained they couldn’t do anything until his own body was located. They suggested that he just head home, and they will contact him when his body was found. Jason didn’t want to leave without his body, but he didn’t see much point in staying at the airport either.

As he headed home, he felt the strangeness of being in someone else’s body. All he could do was hope they were able to locate his own body sooner rather than later.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Coming Home (Part 5)

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Years passed, and with still no way figured to get back to his own body, Ron still had the body of his female co-worker. At this point, he had gotten quite used to it; he didn’t think anything of it anymore. After a few months, his wife had stopped dressing him up in the morning and allowed Ron the freedom to do it on his own. At first, he stuck close to her advise. He continued to wear dresses and heels to the office for quite a while. But after a few more months passed, he let himself get more casual. He knew his office, after all, and wearing sneakers was perfectly okay there. He still maintained much of the femininity that his wife had pushed on him, but he was able to develop his own style at least. It was just as weird having to adjust to a different position within the company, but he eventually learned that as well. In fact, he hadn’t even spoken to the woman in his former body in weeks now. Things finally felt normal again.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Coming Home (Part 4)

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Ron’s day was difficult. He was sure that no one would believe that he swap with his co-worker, so they both agreed to help each other out doing their jobs. They both made it through with the other’s assistance, but their productivity was likely way down.

After it all, Ron returned home and waited in his kitchen for his wife. He didn’t know how to tell her that his efforts to swap back to his own body had been a failure, but he had a feeling that once she walked in and saw him, he might not have to explain a thing. Part of him thought that she was going to actually enjoy the news. She had seemed a bit too excited to pick his outfit and get him ready this morning. He sighed as he realized that was going to probably continue to the foreseeable future.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Coming Home (Part 3)

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Once Ron arrived at the office, he decided that the cafeteria was probably the best place to wait. It was central, and people tended to grab coffee there in the morning. He was pretty sure the woman that he swapped with would show up there eventually. Sure enough, she did.

The first few minutes, they talked about how surprised they both were that the swap had happened at all. Then they talked about how long it took either of them to notice that something was amiss. Finally, they discussed getting back to normal. However, nothing seemed to work.

They tried bumping each other’s heads again. They tried running across a long hall in the office and banging into each other. They even tried electrocuting themselves with one of the appliances in the kitchen.

They both felt rather let down by their failure. Ron was wondering how he was going to tell his wife that he was going to be stuck like this. Then again, she had rather enjoyed dressing him up this morning; he sighed as he realized he was going to have to suffer through that each and every morning from now on...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Coming Home (Part 2)

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It took Ron several hours to convince his wife that he was really her husband. By the time he had done so, they were both exhausted and ready to go to bed. Even thought he wanted little more than to go to sleep, Ron had a restless night. The feeling of his new body was a sure distraction and it didn’t help that he chose to sleep in his own clothes. He was practically swimming in the boxer shorts and t-shirt he usually wore to bed.

The next morning, Ron noted that the alarm went off earlier than usual. He tried to slam it into snooze, but his wife insisted otherwise. She started explaining how Ron needed to get to work, find the woman he swapped bodies with, and figure out how to swap back. Ron whined; he knew all that. His wife continued. She told him that he was going to have to look presentable. He was, after all, a woman...at least for the day. His routine would likely be longer than usual since he’d have to put on makeup, blow dry his hair, and pick out an outfit.

Ron moaned. It all seemed so tedious. But his wife promised that she’d help out. After all, he’d probably need it. Sure enough, as he got out of the shower, his wife had picked out some clothes for him. Ron frowned at the idea of wearing a dress, but she explained that he still had to look professional. She helped him put on a bra, and a blouse before sliding the dress over his head. His wife applied bright red lipstick and other makeup to his face. They got into an argument over shoes. His wife insisted he wear heels; Ron disagreed. They settled on a slight heel, but nothing too fancy. As Ron leaned on the counter in their kitchen, his wife smiled back. She told him he looked great, but they spent so much time getting ready, they certainly wouldn’t have time for breakfast. Ron went back to groaning.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Coming Home


When Ron bumped heads with a woman in his office on the way out the door, he didn’t think much of it. He just said a quick apology, put his head back on his head, and continued on his way. In fact, he was opening the back door to his house before he noticed anything was wrong. He wouldn’t have even noticed then, except for the fact that he heard his wife’s screaming voice.

“Who are you and why are you breaking into our house?” She demanded to know.

“What?” Ron asked confused, “Honey, it’s me.”

It was the first time Ron had spoken since bumping heads. He noticed it was higher pitched. It took him a few more moments before he realized that wasn’t the only thing that was off. He began to draw the only logical conclusion. Somehow after bumping heads with the woman in his office, he had ended up swapping bodies with her! He wasn’t sure how he was going to explain this all to his wife, but he was pretty sure that he’d have to do it quickly, if he read the expression on her face correctly.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Passcode


In the moments following the Great Shift, Alec wondered whose body he had suddenly been swapped into. He searched the woman’s pink tote, but couldn’t seem to find any clues about her identity. Luckily, he did come across her phone. If he couldn’t find out who he was, maybe he could at least use the phone’s GPS or maps function to figure out where he was. However, a quick swipe soon gave Alec another problem, the phone needed a passcode in order to be unlocked.

Alec cursed. He was standing here in the middle of the street in the body of some woman. He had bare legs with cool breeze blowing up a short skirt. He couldn’t even make a phone call or figure out a place to go. He took strange comfort in the fact that he probably wasn’t the only one in such a situation.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Culture (Part 3)

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Jiro couldn’t have been happier to find himself in a woman’s body, but something still didn’t feel quite right. He tried to ignore it, but it kept coming back. It eventually dawned on him.

Despite always feeling like a woman trapped in a man’s body, he never questioned his cultural heritage. Of course, when he found himself in the body of a white woman, there was still something off about his body. Whenever he wore traditional clothing, he knew people would look at him and see a woman appropriating another culture -- even if that culture was actually his own.

He could, of course, still hide this behavior. He could still dress however he wanted in private, in his house or his backyard. But out in the world, he’d have to simply dress like a typical white woman. But would he be any better off if he continued to hide what he truly felt like on the inside? What was the point of the whole body swap if he was still going to have to hide the way he truly wanted to be?

Monday, April 3, 2017

Culture (Part 2)

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Jiro’s heart raced as he got on the train and took it back to his home in the suburbs. As he watched the world pass by the tracks, he knew that even he suddenly found himself back in his own body at this instant, he was feeling pretty lucky just to have the experience of being a woman for even a short time.

After the train arrived in the station, he ran home as fast as he could and bolted up the stone steps out front. He spent a while looking at his reflection in the mirror before he really started to do anything.

He picked up a box of hair dye he usually used to mask the gray hairs that were slowly starting to appear on his former head; soon, he had dyed his blonde hair black. He dug out some old makeup he had in the bathroom. He used to wear it and dream of being a woman; now he actually was one. He completed the look with a kimono, which he knew would only be interpreted by any westerners as a dress.

It wouldn’t be the first time that he dressed up to look feminine inside his house, but it was amazingly liberating when he stepped back outside. Everything felt a lot more right than they had a few hours ago, but something still seemed off; he couldn’t quite place his finger on it and with all the good that he was feeling right now, it was pretty easy to ignore.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Culture (Part 1)


Living abroad had never been easy for Jiro. His job required him to be in the states, but he never felt like he fit in here. He appreciated how understanding and open everyone seemed to be in the big city, but he still could never reveal to anyone his secret; that he felt uncomfortable being a man.

As time wore on, he grew more and more miserable. He thought about quitting and heading back to his homeland. But one day, as he made his way through the crowded streets on his commute, something odd happened.

He bumped into a woman. Running into someone wasn’t exactly uncommon given the crowds, but he bowed and apologized as he continued on his way. That’s when he realized something strange. After the bump, he apparently swapped bodies with the woman! He felt instantly ecstatic in so many ways. Being a woman was like a dream come true. And being a white woman meant he might finally feel like he really fit in. He looked back to see his own body continue on its way. He figured the woman must have really been in quite a rush to not notice the swap. But he wasn’t complaining.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friends


Chloe awoke and realized her couldn’t move her arms; they were strapped down to a chair. The worry on her face was obvious, but there didn’t seem to be a soul to express it to. After a good amount of time struggling to free herself, a figure finally entered the room. She grew more nervous until she saw his face.

“Jake!” She screamed recognizing her friend, “Thank God it’s you! Help me out of here!”

Her worry quickly returned when he shot back an evil smile.

“Soon enough,” He said, “Your body will be freed once my mind is the one inside of it. Yes, I’ve been your friend for years, but it was only to get close to you, to learn about your life. I had always wanted to steal it from you. And in a few more minutes, I will be doing just that...”

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cool


“Do you think our girlfriends are ever going to forgive us?” Mark asked.

“For stealing their bodies with that magic spell?” Hal replied, “Nope.”

“I suppose there’s a bright side.”

“What’s that?”

“If they don’t come over to forgive us or at least come over and talk to us; there’s no way to swap back with them. We’ll get to keep these bodies forever.”

“Forever?” Hal asked as the reality of being stuck in Andrea’s body for the rest of his life sunk in. His eyes went wide and he paused eating the yogurt he had been eating. He was frozen for about a minute before resuming and muttering, “Cool.”

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hot Tub Gender Changing Machine


Right after getting the hot tub in his backyard fixed, James was pretty eager to jump in. He took a few minutes to just sit back and relax. He hopped out shortly after, but he no longer felt relaxed. He looked down shocked; his body had completely changed. Instead of being a man, he was now a woman. The guy that repaired his hot tub must’ve turned it into some sort of hot tub gender changing machine. He thought about jumping right back in, but he realized it might be fun to spend a bit of time as a woman. After all, when would he ever get this opportunity ever again? It felt a little strange, but not nearly as much as he expected. He decided he’d spend the day like this and return to his hot tub in 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Comfortable


People did their best to adapt to the results of the Great Shift in different ways. When Patrick first found himself inside the body of a woman, he tried to embrace his new feminine side by wearing dresses, heels, makeup, the whole nine yards.

It didn’t last long.

Eventually Patrick decided there was no real need to keep up the facade. He cut his hair short and often just put on an old t-shirt and shorts. After all, he was actually still a man, despite what body he may be in now. In all honesty, it was a lot more comfortable. He didn’t really mine being a woman if he didn’t actually have to act like a woman. And it seemed others were fine with it. In fact, one of the results of the Great Shift was that people were a lot more accepting about personal decisions.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Plan (Part 2)

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“Okay, so, we need a plan,” Victoria breathed, “First, you should probably call in sick to my job tomorrow.”

“And you should call in sick to mine,” Gavin added.

“But you don’t get paid if you don’t show up; we need the money.”

“So, are you saying you think you can do my job, but I can’t do yours?”

“Gavin, come on, you work in a warehouse. All you need to do your job are muscles. And right now your muscles are mine. I’m a lawyer! I had to go to law school for years, pass the bar...”

“My job’s not as easy as you think!”

“Okay, okay...” Victoria sighed, not wanting to get caught up on petty things.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Plan


Gavin gasped when he realized what happened; Victoria screamed. The young couple couldn’t believe that they had swapped bodies with each other. They had been dating for a few months, and had only very recently moved in together. It had felt like a pretty big step, and it had brought them both closer to each other. But feeling close was one thing; swapping bodies was on a whole other level.

“But I -- what -- how?” Gavin was struggling to come up with words to express just how shocked he was.

“I dont know. I don’t know.” Victoria repeated, “But we need a plan. No one is going to believe us if we just start telling people that we switched bodies.”

“Okay, okay,” Gavin breathed, “Plan. Yes.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

No.


No. No, no, no, no, no. Steve was heading back to the lobby at the Exchange Island resort. He wasn’t going to spend his vacation in this body. No, they’d have to let him swap with someone else. He didn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, want to be a woman for two weeks. He guessed he knew it was always a possibility, and he even tried to go with the flow. But after spending about 45 minutes in this body, he knew it wasn’t for him.

Unfortunately, Steve could complain as much as he wanted, but there was little the staff could do for him. The body that you swapped with when you arrived on the island was the body you were stuck with until you left, and there wasn’t any possible thing anybody could do about that.

Steve wasn’t exactly satisfied with that answer. He yelled, he screamed. The staff even offered a full refund, but Steve kept insisting that money wasn’t the point. He just couldn’t do it; he couldn’t deal with being a woman. The manager finally had to pull Steve into her office to go over the fine print of the contract he signed. She told him that she knew he was upset, but the legal language was clear. When she still didn’t calm down, she finally snapped. She snarled that he only had to deal with being a woman for two weeks, while she had been stuck in the body of a woman since taking this job five years ago. She informed him that he just needed to suck it up or he could spend the two weeks in a special jail-like room that they had made in the basement for the worst of the worst guests.

Steve finally shut up.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Those Who Can't Do


Just about every student in class hated Miss Wang. Sure, the guys would admit that she was nice to look at, but she assigned a heavy workload and she was very strict. Warren didn’t even think she was that smart. He knew it was pretty arrogant, but he was pretty certain that he knew just about everything she was teaching and that he could do a better job than she could. He was prepared to test his theory with a spell he found on the internet. He mumbled it quietly at the end of class, and he soon found himself swapped into her body. He was hoping to have the evening to prepare before starting to teach class the next day, but before he could leave, another teacher informed him that he was handling detention duty today.

Warren groaned. He didn’t want to spend the next two hours looking after the biggest slackers in school. He forgot that teachers had to do this kind of crap from time to time. As the few students filed into Miss Wang’s classroom, he was a little surprised that they all just took out books and started studying. About fifteen minutes in, one of the students raised their hands with a question. Warren saw this as the first opportunity to show off. He understood the question, but explaining the hows and whys to the student was a lot tougher. Warren was humming and hawing with difficulty. Being a teacher was about more than understanding; it was being able to articulate that understanding. Warren’s heart began to race. The spell would last a week. How was he ever going to lead a class if he couldn’t teach?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Apologies


Martin ran down to the corner to buy a bouquet. He knew it wouldn’t be enough to make up for his mistake, but it was a start. He didn’t know how he was ever going to apologize enough to Kim to make up for losing the medallion. He was the one that pressured her to try it, to experiment with swapping bodies for a bit. And he was the one that was supposed to keep it safe; he was keeping it around his neck while they were swapped. He wasn’t sure how or when it fell off, but when he returned home and realized it was no longer there, he knew what that meant.

It meant he’d be in Kim’s body for the rest of his life, and she’d be in his. They were stuck as each other. He knew he’d be spending a lot of time over the next few days trying to retrace his steps, trying to see if he could find it again. He also knew he’d been spending a lot of time saying “I’m sorry.” And he’d be saying it again and again in as many different ways as possible. Flowers were a start, but he still had a LONG way to go before she’d forgive him.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee


The coffee machine beeped repeatedly. Charlie turned around with a scowl on his face.

“This is all your fault, Anna,” He said addressing the coffee machine, “That weird magical charm you brought into the office that could switch people’s souls. You thought it was hilarious when you swapped us and we ended up in each other’s bodies. You weren’t laughing so hard when you then went to accidentally swap your soul into the coffee machine.

”I left the thing on your desk for a few minutes because I had to go the bathroom, and now it’s gone.”

Anna quieted down for a few minutes. With her soul stuck inside the body of the coffee machine, all she could do was beep. She knew who took the charm from her desk, but she had no idea how to express that to Charlie. Unless she could figure out a way, she knew she’d be stuck like this; and Charlie would be stuck too. At least he was still human though; however, she was worried what he might do if left in control of her body for a long time.