Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cry Me a River

Rebecca had been constantly nagging Marcus since he entered the room and sat down. He tried to ignore her at first, but he had to lash out eventually.

“Stop bugging me about the way I choose to dress,” He snapped at her, “I know it’s hard for you to cope with, but this is my body now. That means I get to pick what I wear.”

“But that body is really mine and you know it!” Rebecca whined, “That dress is way too short, and you’re just making me look like a slutty school girl.”

“Boo hoo. Cry me a river,” Marcus snapped back while he feigned crying, “If you don’t stop complaining, I’m going to go out and get a face tattoo.”

Rebecca held her tongue. She wanted to say something, but she knew Marcus was serious. It would be something he would do. She just hoped that they were able to swap bodies back soon; she couldn’t take much more of this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Grounded

Jonathan sat in the airport. All flights in the air had been forced to land, and planes were grounded until further notice. It made sense after what had happened, a massive worldwide body swapping event that people were dubbing “The Great Shift.” Jonathan had been in the air at the time. He guessed he should be thankful that his plane landed safely instead of crashing like so many others did. Still, the emergency landing meant that he was not only in a strange body but in a place far from home. As he waited, he looked as his reflection on a shiny wall. He still couldn’t believe that he swapped bodies with one of the flight attendants. He knew he couldn’t do anything about being swapped into a different body, but he sure hoped the flights would be back in the air soon. Though he knew that even if they resumed right this instant, the delays would be long, and there would be no guarantee that he’d get back on a plane right away. Maybe he should think about trying to rent a car or take a bus, but he had heard the roads were a mess right now as well. Honestly, if he could just change out of these heels and this skirt he’d be pretty happy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Night Out

Two months had passed since the Great Shift and things were going terribly for George. His new female body made it tough to keep up at his construction job, his wife had left him, and even most of his friends didn’t call as they no longer thought of him as “one of the guys.” When he finally got a call from his old pal Doug, he breathed a sigh of relief. Things were finally getting back to normal.

The pair got together that night and sat at a small table in the back of a bar. When the waitress set a glass of wine in from of George, Doug gave him a look.

“I know, right?” George said, “New body equals new taste buds. Beer tastes terrible to this woman. I can barely believe it myself. But all of my tastes now are just completely different.”

“All of your tastes?” Doug asked, “So since you’re a woman, are you interested in?”

Doug gestured to his crotch.

“Gross, dude!” George exclaimed, “I’m not letting you or anyone else near my...uh...ugh.”

Doug scowled. It was suddenly clear to George why Doug had asked him here. It wasn’t that he wanted to hang out with an old friend; he was interested in something more...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sibling Jealousy

“What the hell?” Kelly asked her brother, “You’re going out like that? I thought you’d be upset about being a woman. And is that my dress?”

“It’s not like any of my own clothes fit me anymore,” Bed replied, “I only signed up for that experiment at my college for the money. I really needed the money. And I was upset at first when it turned me into a woman. But when I go out now, I’m not made fun of. People actually want to talk to me; they’re nice to me! And it’s not like I can wear my own clothes anymore. Yours fit just fine. I may not have asked for this, but I am going to embrace it!”

Kelly shrugged, but on the inside she was actually a little jealous. She was actually worried that her little brother was now more attractive than she was...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Captive

Andrew had gotten himself in quite a predicament. While on vacation, he was kidnapped by a mad scientist. The crazy old kook had chained up Andrew and several other tourists in his basement. Then two-by-two they were brought upstairs where they were placed into a mind switching machine before returning to the basement. Andrew was brought upstairs with a woman. They both struggled, but it was no use. They were soon returned to back to the basement but now in each other’s bodies. But Andrew had an idea. He told his fellow captive that he had a plan to escape, and he’d come back for them later so they could all figure out a way to switch back to normal. The next time the mad scientist came down, Andrew put on the biggest smile he could.

“Do you think you could let me go?” He asked to a very confused scientist, “Let me explain. I get why you don’t want to let everyone else go. You’re afraid they’ll come back and overpower you. But I’ve actually always dreamed of being a woman. I love this. I should probably be thanking you. Why would I ever come back for my own body? Come on. Let me go.”

Andrew was pretty convincing. In fact, once the scientist let him go, his fellow captives were worried if he was going to come back for them...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I Can Do This

“I can do this. I can do this.” Frank repeated to himself quietly. He honestly couldn’t believe he was doing this. He had just swapped bodies with his sister and was about to go to a job interview in her place. She had complained to him the night before about always screwing up the interview. He joked that he would go in her place if he could. She casually pulled out a strange piece of jewelry and said she was going to take him up on the offer.

It still seemed very unreal to him that an odd looking medallion could swap two people’s bodies. But here he was in his sister’s body, wearing her skirt and heels about to head out. He was sure he could help her land this job. In fact, the only thing that gave him pause was the fact that his sister’s body was so unfamiliar that it was distracting. He had to continually tell himself that he could do this.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Explain

Peter heard a car in the driveway. His wife was home and much earlier than she had told him. He grabbed the laptop and rushed up to their bedroom. The long nails on his hand made it difficult to type in the web address. His heart raced when he saw a 404 not found error before he noticed a mistake caused by his frantic typing. He had to use the forgot password feature as he heard his wife’s footsteps walk up the stairs. She was turning the knob to the door when he finally clicked on the button marked “revert to normal.” Then the computer crashed. He knew he’d have to explain everything. He’d have to explain the website he found that allowed a user to transform their body in any way. Then he’d have to explain why he picked the body he did -- the body of this sexy woman. That is, if she would even let him explain. When she entered the room, he knew she would only see an unexplainable woman in their bed leaning over a laptop. She was probably going to be more than pissed. He was hoping he’d be able to get a word in edgewise.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Winner

Thom only went down to use the invention in his basement on the weekends. He’d pull the lever on the device and for the next 24 hours, he would be somewhere else in someone else’s body. It was random; he could never pick his target. His own body would stay comatose in the basement. Each time he pulled the lever, he knew it was a gamble, but this time, he may have won the jackpot. After swapping bodies on this go-around, the first thing he felt was cold. His arms were bare. Then he was blinded by all the flashing lights of cameras going off. Finally, he looked down. Well, this was interesting. He had never swapped into a woman’s body before. The cameras made him think he must be someone famous, and the jewelry around his neck made him wonder if he was rich. After a few minutes, he started to really enjoy this life -- and he enjoyed being a woman to his surprise. He knew he could stop the swap back to his own body if he just got into his basement and turned off his invention, but he’d have to shake the paparazzi first. It would all be worth it; he was sure. This body was a winner!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lookin' Good

Louie hated to admit it, but what happened to him was probably some form of twisted justice. Over the years, he had whistled or catcalled tons of women passing by his construction jobs. In fact, he was doing just that when the Great Shift struck. After a quick whistle, he shouted, “Hey, Babe, lookin’ good!” Except he soon realized he wasn’t shouting down at the blonde woman walking by, but up toward his fellow workers and saying it with a voice that was much higher pitched and more feminine than he was used to. He had swapped with the woman he had just been whistling at. For the first few weeks, he felt humiliated. But as time passed, he adapted. He never wore any of her fancy skirt suits -- often opting for the same kinds of overalls he used to wear. Still, even despite the clothes and despite the Shift that swapped all sorts of people around, just about anytime he walked down the street, he’d get a callcat or someone whistling at him. He hated it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Breaking News

As a travel reporter for the local paper, James had always looked for interesting places to write about. He had read a few rumors on the internet about a place called Exchange Island. There didn’t seem to be any reports on the place and finding out how to book a trip was difficult as well. He brought the idea to his editor, who laughed at him. An island where people swapped bodies on arrival? The editor couldn’t believe James even began to entertain such tall tales.

But James was convinced. He decided to use some of his own vacation time and his own money. Travel reporters weren’t known for breaking stories, but James was in anticipation as he waited for his trip.

And then the day arrived. The plane ride was long, and he was quite disappointed when he landed and nothing immediately happened. As he checked in, he asked about swapping. They told him it was different for everyone. Some did it right upon landing, other took a few hours. And that’s when James finally felt it. Instead of standing behind the desk, he was now on the beach. He felt woozy and light headed, and he was definitely in a different body; he was a woman! Even with the knowledge of what would happen, he was still shocked. He couldn’t wait to report this for his paper, but then he thought about it. What if he wanted to keep this secret to himself?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Simulation

Guthrie had to admit this VR technology was pretty amazing. It not only looked like he was skiing down a mountain, but it felt like it too. There was wind blowing in his face, his fingers felt cold. Some joker had programmed him to have a woman’s body and he actually felt THAT too. It was all so realistic.

On one trip down the mountain, his tripped. The VR glasses broke. He expected this to short circuit the system or pull him out; it did not. He took them off, hoping to exit the simulation. However, this still didn’t work. He looked at the small crack. It didn’t seem that bad, but could it have caused a malfunction? Surely taking them off should’ve implemented some sort of fail-safe, right? Why was he still stuck in this simulation and in this body?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Smart

Chris hated his job. He considered it beneath him. He was way too smart for this, and he was ready to prove it. It was a very devious virus he had been working on for months, built on the cutting-edge tech that the company was building. He sent an email to the CEO, eager to await the results the next morning.

But when the next morning came, things didn’t feel right. The virus was supposed to swap his body with the CEO’s. Instead, he looked in the bathroom mirror and saw a very different face -- the face of a woman. It took him a while to figure out who she was until it finally came to him. She was the CEO’s assistant. Of course, why would the CEO check his own emails? She probably was the one who opened and read it, which meant he swapped with her. As he continued to look at his face in the mirror, he felt much less smart.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Upstairs

“Hey, Man,” Sam said to his friend Gary as he began to walk up the stairs, “I know the Great Shift put me into this body, but let’s just try to forget about it and go upstairs...”

Sam watched as Gary’s eyes glazed over and he began to get ideas, particularly after hearing the phrase “go upstairs.”

Sam rolled his eyes, “...And play video games. Jees, Man, I may be in a woman’s body, but it’s still just me inside of here. There’s no way I’m interested in doing any of the stuff going on in that head of yours right now...”

Friday, July 7, 2017

Zap (Part 2)

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Will must’ve aimed wrong or there was some sort of malfunction, because he soon found himself in the body of his sister. His own body now had the blank look in its eyes. Will was ready to zap them all again, but it seems that while his cat hadn’t learned not to eat the house plants, it did learn how to use the door knob. Soon, the cat in Will’s body ran out the door. Will looked around and didn’t see his body anywhere around the neighborhood. He grabbed a bike from the garage and began to ride around.

Will knew time was running out. When his sister woke up in the body of his cat, she’d be freaking out. He was frustrated. Where could his body be? That’s when he saw the emergency vehicles. There had been an accident. Will hoped his body survived, but what if it hadn’t?

He couldn’t swap his own mind into the cat. It would be such a loss. After all, he was a genius! He could make inventions that could change the world! He couldn’t do that unless he stayed as a human. His sister could stay as a cat for a while longer. What was she? A librarian? Yeah, no big loss.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Zap

No one ever doubted that Will was a genius -- not the least of which was Will himself -- but all those smarts did little to help him figure out a way to stop his cat from eating the house plants. When his sister came for a visit, he thought of a way to teach his cat and test out a new invention at the same time.

He waited until his sister lay down for a nap after she arrived on her red eye flight. Then he aimed the device carefully at her. He zapped Louise and then he zapped his cat. Then he watched as his sister’s body arose. Of course, the first thing she did was start chewing on the house planes. Will knew his invention was successful; he had swapped the bodies of his sister and his cat. He figured with his cat now inside the body of a human, he could explain things about what to do and what not to do. He thought his cat would know have the brain power to understand. Instead, his cat just stared blankly back at him with his sister’s eyes. Will aimed the device at Louise and the cat again, ready to swap them back to normal...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Three Times

“How about this?” Max asked as he showed off the outfit he picked out to Sophia.

“It’s a bit more leather than I usually wear, but it’ll do,” Sophia sighed. She had already sent him back upstairs to change clothes three times now. The other things he picked out had been downright embarrassing, something she would never want to be seen out in public wearing. This one was passable, despite her criticism. Plus, she knew they needed to get going. They needed to find whatever had swapped their bodies if they ever hoped to swap back. She had already wasted over half an hour trying to get Max to change out of her pajamas and into something more appropriate for going outside. She could only hope that they didn’t waste too much time. She wanted to get back to her own body; she certainly couldn’t trust Max to do the most simple things like getting dressed every day...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Yardwork

Jason’s wife had asked him to take some time to work on the yard; instead, he sat down on the hammock and took a nap. As he slept, a blue light passed overhead, covering the neighborhood. When he awoke a few hours later, he was in shock. This body and these clothes, neither were his. He wasn’t sure if he weighed more than 100 pounds while soaking wet, and he was a woman! He wasn’t sure he was going to be able to do his yardwork like this. He went inside; his wife was there. She was on the couch playing video games with a baseball cap on. She didn’t ask him about the yard; she didn’t care anymore. He sat down next to her and picked up another controller. He played for a bit, but he realized it didn’t interest him much now. This was all so weird. What was going on here?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Actually

“Chelsea would probably kill me if she found out I was drinking a soda,” Mark quietly mused to himself, “She’d probably also kill me if she found out I’ve been lounging around wearing little more than one of her bikinis. Of course, she wouldn’t actually kill me. I mean, because of the Great Shift, it’d mean she’d actually be harming her own body. It still feels really weird that we switched. I mean, I thought I’d be freaking out about being a woman, but I’ve actually really enjoyed it. Chelsea, on the other hand, has been less enthused about being me...which is also sort of weird. She always would take about how much better men have it, how we’re under less pressure from society and all that. I don’t know. It’s only been about a week, so maybe I’ll eventually find out what she’s talking about, but so far, she seems to be the one feeling the pressure and not me.”

Sunday, July 2, 2017

What!?

“What’s going on? What’s that weird tingle?” Peter nervously spoke as he looked down, “These aren’t my legs; these certainly aren’t my boots. Purple? Heels? Oh my God! I recognize these. She walked by me earlier. I’m turning into her. These are her boots, her jean shorts, her sweater. Why is this happening? How is this happening? How am I even supposed to walk in these?”

Peter was breathing heavily. None of this made any sense to him. He thought about walking by this woman earlier. The only reason he had even taken note of her was because of her unique boots. But he had heard a whistle shortly after she walked by. Some jerk had probably made a sexist comment too. Did she think that he was the one that did it? Was this some sort of misplaced revenge? Even still, how was she even capable of this? Magic? It all boggled his mind.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday

Cliff regretted the comment as soon as he made it. He had a long, tiresome day at the office, and he was quite vocal about it. His girlfriend Nancy tried to voice her own complaints about her job. He insisted she couldn’t have it as tough as he did. After all, he worked at a high pressure job on Wall Street; she worked for tips.

He knew Nancy knew magic, but he couldn’t imagine she was even capable of doing something like this. He soon found his head atop her shoulders while hers were on his. She told if that if thought her job was so easy, maybe he should be the one to do it tomorrow.

She made him sleep on the couch. It was uncomfortable, not because of the furniture, but because of the fact he was coping with an unfamiliar body. He found himself getting cold more easily, and the large breasts made rolling from side to side more difficult. He hoped she would reverse the swap before she had to go to work the next day. Instead, she had her outfit ready for him.

He groaned as he slid into the dress -- a frilly German style one that she had to wear at the beer hall where she served. If he was uncomfortable before, it was even worse for Cliff now. His feet were hurting from the heels even before he started working.

Fortunately, despite the fact that it was head on Nancy’s body, everyone else just saw him as her. Unfortunately, this meant he had to deal with customers hitting on him or (at one point) even pinching his rear. After only thirty minutes, he was more than ready to apologize, but he still had seven hours to go on her shift. What a terrible way for him to have to spend his Saturday! He was never going to complain about his own job again!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Neverending Search


“It has to be here somewhere,” Henry mumbled under his breath, “I checked just about every bag she owned yesterday, but I found this one in the back of her closet today. Maybe she stashed it in here.”

Henry was looking for the famed Medallion of Zulu. His wife had tricked tricked him into using it with her to swap their bodies. She refused to switch back with him and even hid the medallion until she was ready to switch back. That was last week, and now Henry was growing quite impatient. It didn’t help that she insisted on him wearing short dresses and tall leather boots while in her body. But she didn’t want him to be comfortable. She wanted him to feel every discomfort of being a woman. Meanwhile, he kept searching for the medallion any time she was out of the house. He turned it upside-down, but always managed to get things back in order before she got home.

While he was convinced she would eventually want to swap back, and that she hid it some place for that occasion, the truth was much different. She had no interest in ever swapping back. She didn’t hide the medallion at all; she simply threw it away.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Emotions


In so many ways, the experience of spending a week on Exchange Island was a total rush for Louis. In other ways, it was continually frustrating. On the one hand, he totally loved the idea of being a woman for a week. It was a such a new, thrilling experience that he couldn’t help but smile if he thought about it for even more than an instant. On the other hand, wearing things like bikinis and short skirts often made him feel so uncomfortable and exposed. It often felt like such a mix of complicated emotions. He’s try to pull up his bikini bottoms to cover up, but there wasn’t much to pull, and they were unable to cover much. While frustrating, at the same time, the experience reminded him of the female body he was currently inhabiting. Was he frustrated? Was he happy? Could it be possible that he was both?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I've Got This


“You can trust me, you know?” Javier insisted, “I’m a professional. You hired me to help you lose fifteen pounds, so I come over here for a few hours every few days, swap my head onto your body, do the work, and you lose the weight. You can sit in the other room, watch TV, do whatever. That’s the point. I do the work for you.”

“I know, I know,” Heather muttered, “But this is our first session. I’m worried you might strain a muscle in the wrong way. My body is quite sensitive.”

“Everyone’s is. I get it. But I’m telling you that I know what I’m doing. You’re my third new client this week. I start off slow in order to figure these things out. Trust me, you don’t need to run me through every little thing. Now go and relax. I’ve got this...”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No One Believes in Magic Anymore (Part 2)

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Calvin knew he needed to hurry, but he took another minute to look at his reflection. He was feeling such a mix of emotions right now. For one thing, he was happy to have found actual magic in the world -- seeing Miranda’s image looking back at him was proof of that. Of course, he did feel a little silly for imagining Miranda in these revealing clothes. He could’ve pictured her wearing jeans and a t-shirt or pajamas or whatever. Instead he picked...this. He felt confused that the cloak had just disappeared. And he felt panicked that the store would close soon, and he’d be stuck like this for the night. He didn’t wait another minute as he rushed out the door.

He drove downtown by where he swore the shop was, yet instead there only seemed to be a storefront that read “For Rent.” It looked like the owner had been trying to rent it out for years. He thought he might have the wrong street, as he headed down a few turns to no avail.

He took deep breaths. It had taken him years of studying magic to find anything magical. But if he had found magical items once, he could find them again. He was just fretting that he’d have to search while looking like this. He’d have to learn how to be a woman; he’d have to buy an entirely new wardrobe...maybe he should search for that store just a little bit longer. It has to be around here somewhere, right? Unless...it disappeared...like...magic...

Monday, June 26, 2017

No One Believes in Magic Anymore


Calvin studied magic for years, convinced it was more than just parlor tricks. No, he would search for real magic. He tried casting spells or enchanting items to no avail. Just as he was about to give up, he stumbled across an old shop downtown. He hadn’t remembered seeing it before, but something about it felt...different. Inside, he saw all sorts of items he had only read about: orbs that could grant wishes, potions that could allow someone to fly, and so on. He grabbed as much as he could and brought it to the counter before handing the clerk his credit card.

“Sorry, cash only,” The clerk shrugged.

Calvin dug through his pockets and dropped a $20 in front of the register, “What can I get with this?”

The clerk looked through the items Calvin brought up, “This cloak, I guess.”

Calvin grinned. He recognized it from his readings. It was a transformation cloak. You simply covered yourself with it, concentrated on a person, and you would be transformed into them. It wouldn’t have been his first choice, but he figured buying some magic would be better than nothing.

He planned to just run to the ATM to get out as much cash as he could and then return to the store. However, every machine in the area seemed to be down. He had some cash at home. It’d take a little while to get there, but he could rush back and return to the store before closing.

He got back home and grabbed a jar from under his bed. He was about to rush back out when he paused. He had a perfectly good magical cloak here; it would be a shame not to use it right away. He stood in front of a mirror, covered himself with the cloak, and thought about his friend Miranda. When he first started studying magic, she laughed at him so hard. It seemed like an appropriate choice for his first transformation. Sure enough, as he removed the cloak from his head and let it drape down his arms, the reflection staring back at him was now Miranda’s. Calvin wanted to examine more in detail, but he knew he didn’t have the time; he needed to get back to the store. He began to start putting the cloak back over his head in order to transform back, but it was disappearing in his fingers. He was shocked. He had never read anywhere that the transformation cloak was for one use only. Now he needed to get back to that store even quicker!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Got the Job


After graduating college, Joshua headed straight to the hipster mecca of Brooklyn. After finding an apartment, his next task was to find a job. It didn’t take him long to score an interview by applying for a few things online. He knew he was a little unprepared coming into the office. He had forgotten the name of the company, which meant he couldn’t research them in advance. He got a little more confident when he arrived to meet with the hiring manager. Two other people were there for the interview: A Jewish woman from Jersey wearing an outlandish top with stripes and leopard print and a black man from the Bronx wearing a baseball cap and a gold chain around his neck. With his large hipster glasses and brand new suit, Joshua felt that he was at least a little more appropriately dressed than his competition. They were all waiting for a while, then the door to the hiring manager’s office opened. A bright light shone out; Joshua was knocked to the floor. When the light cleared, Joshua first noticed that he was alone. Then he tried to pick himself up off the floor and noticed heels on his feet. He was wearing the top the Jewish woman had been wearing and he also wore the hat and chains the black man had. He was certainly a woman now and his skin was now brown. He realized he had been merged somehow with the two other people in the room. He still thought of himself as Joshua, but he realized that he had no way to really know how much of his thoughts were really his own. Then the hiring manager finally came out of her office with a smile, “Congratulations; you got the job. Now, let me explain...”

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sent Home (Part 2)

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Two years later; the company was still no closer to figuring out what had caused all their employees to switch bodies, nor were they any closer to figuring out how swap everyone back. Earl was quite used to being in Lee’s body by this point, and he had actually adapted quicker to the change than his wife Julia had.

For the first few month’s, she just had a feeling of mistrust, thinking he wasn’t actually who he said he was. Then she started to miss his broad shoulders and their regular intimacy. But after she got over what she was missing, she started to see what she was gaining.

She wondered if it was the new hormones running through him, but she couldn’t help but notice that he was more apt to express his emotion; he was also often warmer when speaking to their kids on the phone (who were away at college), regularly telling them he loved them and her. She realized they could also share things like shoes and bags.

But then the jealousy started. She knew he husband’s body was younger, skinnier, and prettier than he own. She couldn’t fully explain the jealousy, as they weren’t competing over anything, but she could tell it was there. Sure, she was mostly happy, but it was a feeling that was hard to shake.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sent Home


When Julia arrived home to find a nervous Asian woman pacing in her living room, she demanded answers. The woman quietly responded by pushing a strand of hair behind her ear and taking a deep breath until finally she spoke with a stammer.

“It’s because...I’m your husband.”

Julia’s jaw dropped.

The woman continued, “There was an accident...at work. But all of us...we all are...we’re all someone different now. I swapped into this woman’s body...her name is Lee. She’s entry level in the accounting department. Chuck, my supervisor, he’s in my body. Everyone is all mixed up. They don’t even know what caused it. But they sent us all home early. We didn’t even know what home to go to. Should I have gone to Lee’s home or here, for instance? It’s all just really weird...and awkward.”

Julia stood speechless. She couldn’t believe the woman in front of her was actually her husband. Instead of being the tall, middle aged man with broad shoulders that she married, he was now a petite Asian woman. It didn’t even seem possible, but it was way to outrageous for this woman to make up. So she had to actually be him...right?

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?