Sunday, September 24, 2017

Transformation Booth

The booths looked like something out of the distant past. When they started popping up in cities, everyone began to wonder what they were. Cell phones had long killed the need for telephones booths, and these retro-looking ones didn’t even have a telephone inside. Instead, they just had a single large button where a telephone would have been in the past. Many were curious, but few ever dared to enter and press the button.

Finally, one day, curiosity got the better of Mark. He got into one of the booths, closed the door, and pressed the button. There was a flash of light and the next moments were filled with a rush that was more intense than the best amusement park ride, more colorful than the wildest light show. There was a sense of euphoria and joy until it all faded, leaving him feeling a little disoriented as he left the booth.

His first thoughts were about telling his friends they should try it or even thinking about going again himself. That is, until the disorientation faded. He realized the lights and the joy were all just distractions from what the booth really did to him -- it transformed him. He was now a woman, and he was in an entirely different location! The booth had swapped his consciousness with another user in another booth somewhere. He was now her, and she was probably now him. He thought about going right back in again -- no longer because of amazing experience, but because he desperately wanted to try to get his own body back.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Benefits

Justin and his sister Evelyn had never seen eye to eye. Even as adults, they would fight at any sort of family gathering. It was a few days before Thanksgiving, and the two were at it in the upstairs of their parents’ house. At the most heated moment, lightning struck the house, which had the odd, unexplained effect of swapping the bodies of the two siblings. They were both rightfully panicked, but they also had no way of swapping back. They agreed to pretend to be each other for now.

The next day, Justin offered to go get some lunch for everyone. Evelyn scowled, thinking it was just an excuse for him to make a big charge to her credit card. First, he drove to a coffee shop and was surprised when the guy behind the counter smiled at him and told him it was on the house. Then a cop pulled him over for speeding. The officer glanced down at Justin’s cleavage and let him off with only a warning. By the time he was at the place to pick up food, Justin was actually feeling pretty good about being swapped with his sister. He grabbed his chest with pride, thinking about what this body had already gotten him so far today. Maybe he could get a good discount here too. And maybe if he did find a way to swap back with his sister, maybe he wouldn’t even take it...

Friday, September 22, 2017

Couples Therapy

The couples therapist waited as Brett and Ashley sat down. After writing a few notes, she spoke, “How have you two been doing over the past few days since you both began the exercise to get to know the other better?”

“I gotta say, Doc,” Brett started, “I still can’t believe what you can do with science this days. I still can’t believe I have Ash’s body. It’s surreal, but I can’t wait to get back. You wouldn’t believe what she had me do last night! I still can’t get the awful taste out of my mouth!”

“Whatever,” Ashley interrupted, “You’re never going to get this body back because I love being a guy. It’s great! Peeing standing up, loose clothes, being stronger! He just needs to stop complaining and accept his new role as the woman, because there’s no way I’m giving this up!”

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Escape

It almost seemed like the fight broke out spontaneously. The only thing Harrison was concerned about was escaping the chaos, so he ran. After he made it a safe distance away, he soon realized the face that he had swapped bodies with a woman. All the arguing began to make sense. People were confused, angry, or just wanted their own body back. He wasn’t sure why it had taken him a little longer than most to notice. Maybe he was just more concerned about his safety than the fact that his body felt somewhat different. Maybe he was just better at keeping a cool head and ignoring even some of the most obvious changes in order to do so. Still, now that he had time to think about it, he did want answers about how this all happened...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Like You Never Left

Gordon rolled his eyes as he looked at the caller ID on his cell phone before he reluctantly answered it.

“It’s not even noon yet,” He sighed, “You’ve called five times checking in to see how things are going. I keep telling you it’s fine; I haven’t gotten you fired yet. How’s the research going about finding some way to switch us back to our own bodies?”

He paused as he waited for an answer.

“Yeah, okay, I get it,” He continued, “Look, just do what you can. And, relax, I can handle your body, your job, and your life for a while. Once we do figure out how to swap back, it’ll be like you never left it.”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Didn't Expect It to Work

Earl clutched the magical book tightly in his hands as he looked in the mirror. He couldn’t the spell in here actually worked; he never thought it would. In fact, that was the reason he picked the body swap spell; it had just seemed absolutely absurd. In fact, even his choice of targets to swap with was because he didn’t expect it to work. Yet here he was now in Melinda’s body. He was sure she was storming over here to yell at him, but even if she drove at top speed he had a bit of time. And in that time he could do whatever he wanted...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Life's a Beach (Part 2)

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With a shocked expression still on his face, Steve had made it to the shoreline. He thought about diving in to try to save his body. While he knew he was a good swimmer, he didn’t know if this body would be at all strong enough to bring his own back to land. Plus, if he got stuck out there too, there was no way the lifeguards were coming to save him; they were much too distracted. And he soon realized his own body wasn’t the only one struggling out in the ocean. He swallowed his pride and made a choice. He’d save the people he could. It probably meant his own body would drown, but it seemed like the best option at this point. In the next moment, he plunged in, ready to save a few lives...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Life's a Beach

Steve’s vacation was long overdue. When he was finally able to secure a week off from work, he headed straight to the beach. He enjoyed spending time lounging on the sand and taking a dip in the water. As he swam far from shore, the undertow caught him. The current was strong, but he knew how to fight it as he started to head back toward shore. Then suddenly, he felt his feet on dry land. He looked out to where he had been swimming and saw that his body struggling.

“Help!” He screamed in a voice that seemed far too high pitched, “I am -- I mean -- there’s a man drowning out there!”

But no one seemed to be paying any attention to Steve. In fact, other people were also screaming, mostly saying they were in the wrong body. Even the lifeguards seemed too busy feeling themselves up to help. Then Steve looked down.

This whole body swapping thing had affected him too. He was now a woman in a black bikini while the person in his body was now having a hard time in the waves. He started to head to the water, trying to think of the best course of action.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

11:59

One minute until noon. Zach checked his phone again to be sure of the time. He was supposed to meet Emma here at twelve o’clock, but he had made to sure to get here early...over an hour early, in fact. He was eager to use the Medallion of Zulu again to return to his own body. He was actually both surprised and worried that Emma didn’t seem to share his anxiousness. He didn’t want to swap bodies at all, actually; he didn’t even expect it to work when they had tried it. After it did, both he and Emma agreed to meet right back here twelve hours later. He thought about insisting staying by her side the entire time, but Emma seemed quite interested in going on her own to “try out being a guy.” At that same time, Zach was trying to put the fact that he was going to be stuck as a woman until they met again out of his mind.

As he continued to wait, Zach was sure she was going to be late. Heck, even if she wasn’t, he did feel like he had already been waiting around for Emma forever. He just wanted his body back. Where was she?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Compound

Dr. Lewis Steinberg was quite proud of himself for creating a chemical compound that once consumed could transform any organism from male to female. This included people, which was a fact he found out after accidentally ingesting some of the compound while testing it out on mice. However, it seemed developing a way to reverse the effects were more complicated. Even after weeks of work, he was still no closer to creating something that could transform an organism from female to male, which meant he was stuck as a woman for the time being...not that he really minded.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Together

“Tomorrow, I will be Mrs. Trevor Beck,” Andrew thought to himself as he tried the veil on while looking in the mirror, “He doesn’t suspect a thing. A week ago I stole Pamela’s body, and he hasn’t said a single thing about me seeming odd or different. In fact, the only thing he’s mentioned is about how much calmer and more relaxed I seem to be about the wedding.

”Pamela didn’t deserve him. She always treated him so badly. When he told me he was going to marry her, I knew I had to stop it. I never told Trevor I was gay and had a crush on him. He never knew I could steal someone’s body. There’s no way he will ever know it’s actually me in here. After tomorrow, we will be happy together.”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Employed

Jerry had been shopping for items at a convenience store when he suddenly felt a sharp pain and bent over. When the pain subsided, he noticed that he was wearing the green smock of a store employee. In the next instance, he noticed he was clearly now female. He must have somehow swapped bodies with one of the employees of the store.

Then he heard a voice, “Mei? Are you okay, Mei? What’s wrong?”

He could only guess that the employee he swapped with was named Mei...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sick

Edward held onto the side of the sink. He was ready to throw up at any second. He supposed it was either a side effect from the body swapping or else Leah just couldn’t handle her liquor. She had been eager to show off a strange remote she had been sent. It had no return address, but the instructions inside said it could swap people’s bodies. It took about a half an hour before they both decided to test it.

Edward had put down two shots of whiskey and they each drank one before Leah zapped them both with the remote. To Edward’s surprise, it worked, and he now found himself in Leah’s body. The transfer felt like it had taken a lot out of him. He stumbled to the bathroom and slumped by the sink.

He had trouble thinking straight, but he couldn’t believe Leah would feel like this after just one drink! However, his own body with Leah inside seemed perfectly fine. If he was going to have to spend time as her, he wished he could at least enjoy it!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Leave Me Alone

“I’m not exactly in a talkative mood right now,” Chad complained to his wife, “In fact, I could actually use a little alone time. I told you time and again that I didn’t want to go on this vacation, but you insisted on this trip to Exchange Island. And now I’m stuck in this body for the next week and a half. These things hanging off my chest are heavy and uncomfortable, and I’m not exactly in the best of moods as a result. So, please, just let me be for a little while.”

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Blast

Edward was just going for a stroll in the park when a blast hit, knocking him off his feet and back a short distance. He wondered if it was a gas leak or a terrorist attack or what. He didn’t feel like he was hurt or in pain at all. The blast may have been large, but he was happy to be okay...or was he?

It took a few more minutes for him to realize it, but things weren’t normal. He looked down at a body that clearly wasn’t his. The other people in the blast radius also seemed to be affected. As they picked themselves up off the ground, he noticed them feeling up their own bodies. A few screamed upon the realization. Edward looked down at the tight leather pants and the toned stomach he now had. Whatever that blast was, it had somehow placed him into a woman’s body.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Little Worse

Two days before the biggest game of his life, and Ethan couldn’t believe he swapped bodies with his aunt. He needed to impress the recruiter in order to secure a college scholarship, and he couldn’t imagine it would go well with his aunt using his body to play. After giving his aunt a crash course, he came up with a plan to better increase his odds. On the day of the big game, he picked out the tightest jeans his aunt own, a skimpy top, and some heels. He sat in the stands and tried to pose in seductive ways. He hoped to distract the other players. It was extremely awkward for him. He hated being his aunt and being a woman; he hated acting feminine even more. However, he knew he couldn’t make his aunt play any better, but maybe he could make everyone else play just a little worse.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Calculations

“So, I’ve run the numbers and if my calculations are correct, there is a possibility that we will be bale recreate the effects of the Great Shift,” Dr. Kenneth Watson explained to his colleagues. He certainly wasn’t happy about swapping into the body of his colleague, Dr. Ellen Kim, and his hopes of getting his own body back were greatly increased thanks to his research.

“There’s only one problem,” He continued, “While I know the exact conditions needed to cause another swap, the question is if we can actually pull any of it. And the other question is if we would be able to control it.”

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Just Two Weeks

Daniel looked back to the lab with a pensive expression. He knew he’d be back in two weeks to get his body back, but until then he was going to be stuck in Erika’s body. He knew he had agreed to the experiment to swap bodies with another person, but after seeing that it was Erika he’d be swapping with, he was less sure. He was a little unsure about spending the duration at a woman, something about that just seemed weird. However, there was no way for him to back out. He was going to be her for the next two weeks. Still, he looked back, hoping for it to all be over as fast as possible.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wake Up (Part 2)

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Walter continued exploring and picked up a paper that had been delivered to the front door. He brought it out back to the pool and began to read. The big headline on the front page was entitled “A Great Shift,” which detailed a body swapping event that took place worldwide. In some places, it had been the middle of the day. Where Walter was, it had taken place at night -- which certainly explained why he woke up as a woman this morning. He kept reading about all the details and all the chaos. He was actually pretty glad things happened on the over night where he lived, and he was also pretty happy with the body he ended up with -- after all, it could’ve been a whole lot worse.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wake Up

Waking up in someone else’s bed happens from time to time. Walter could remember a few times after drinking too much when it had happened to him. But waking up in someone else’s body? Well, that was a new one. He was having trouble getting his head around the fact that somehow he woke up as a woman. He pulled lightly at the pink pajamas, still not quite believing any of this was real, yet it didn’t feel like he was dreaming.

He started to explore the house. He decided that if he had to be a woman, this one didn’t exactly have a bad life. The house was big; there was a pool out back. He could probably get used to all this...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Photograph

Ron had just bought a camera and decided to take it out into the neighborhood to try it out. After taking a few pictures of building, trees, and a few others, he aimed it at a pretty woman wearing a blue dress in the distance. Oddly enough, when he looked at the picture in his viewfinder after taking it, the woman was nowhere to be found and was instead replaced with a guy who looked, well, a lot like Ron. He looked up from the camera and squinted to look in the distance. She was gone, and that guy now in the distance really did look like him. It took a few more minutes for Ron to figure out where the woman had gone. It wasn’t until he looked down and saw the familiar blue dress. Somehow when he took a photo of this woman, it must have swapped his body with hers. She was long gone with his body now. Of course, if this camera could swap people’s bodies, he could now be anyone he wanted...or he could just enjoy this body for a while, which could be pretty fun...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Thief

Ralph had been having a hard time lately with no job and no prospects. It was a moment of pure desperation when he decided to snatch a woman’s purse. He scoped her out for a few minutes as she walked into a department store. He figured he could go in, snatch it, and make a quick getaway outside. But just as he put his hand on it, the woman turned around and pointed a gun at him. He paused for a moment, but seeing that the gun was bright pink, he imagined it was a taser at worst and decided to risk it. Then she fired.

Ralph was shocked at what happened next. He was suddenly standing there with the pink gun in his hands, staring at himself. The gun must have been some sort of body swapper. He couldn’t imagine how or why this was supposed to work, but he didn’t waste another moment. Instead of continuing to stand there in shock, he still decided to make a break for it. He didn’t care whose body he had now, this life had to be better than his own. Judging from hearing his own voice scream in the distance to come back, he imagined the woman didn’t expect this reaction...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Thesis (Part 2)

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Jason spent the next few days trying to figure out how to recreate his experimental invention to no avail. In addition, he had to juggle all of Kelly’s classes and responsibilities. When she finally ran into him one day, her jaw dropped.

“What do you think you are doing?” She gasped.

“What?” He replied.

“Your clothes! You’re making me look so frumpy! And that’s not nearly enough makeup! I thought I gave you simple instructions!”

“Look! I tried the first day! I swear! It took so long to get ready like that! I barely had any time to work on the invention to switch us back! This was quick and easy!”

“I don’t care! I can’t be seen looking like that!”

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thesis

Jason couldn’t have been more excited that the invention he had made for his senior thesis was a success. Of course, the targeting mechanism could still use some improvements. He had set up the machine with the intention of swapping bodies with his friend and volunteer, Owen. Except instead, he found himself swapped with a woman walking by in the hallway. He rushed back to the lab as soon as he could. Understandably, she was freaking out in his body, yelling at Owen. Jason did his best to calm her down, explaining how he just tested a body swapper and how it had misfired and accidentally caught her up in it all. She began to relax a little, telling Jason a little about herself. As she said her name, Kelly Park, Jason smelt something burning. His invention was on fire! He did his best to put it out quickly, but the damage was done. As the rush of putting out a fire wore off, Kelly and Jason finally looked at each other in shock. The realization was hitting both of them now. With the machine destroyed (at least temporarily) that meant they each be stuck in the other’s body. Jason knew he could make another one, but the first one had taken him all year. He needed time. And of course this time he would have to work with the distraction of having Kelly Park’s gorgeous body. How was he going to be able to even concentrate?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Smile Again


Ryan knew his bros were upset about the results of the Great Shift. They were all guys before the Shift, and now they were women. None of them were happy about it; well, none of them except Ryan. He didn’t want to admit it, but he actually enjoyed being a woman. He thought he’d cheer his friends up by offered to be the designated driver for a night out at a bar. Sure enough, after his friends got a few drinks inside of them, the smiles came out. Ryan tried to keep a straight face, but it hard not to be happy to see his friends smile again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Possibilities


Adam couldn’t believe the strange device he got on his doorstep yesterday actually worked. It looked like a toy gun with a note explaining that it was a body swapper. He didn’t try it until the next morning when he aimed it carefully at the house next door. The next thing he knew he had her body. It was a bit of a shock, but he was even more surprised when his wife came into the kitchen. He practically jumped into the air and began to nervously talk.

“I-I-I I can explain,” He said.

“Explain what, Adam?” His wife asked, “Just put on a shirt. The neighbors don’t want to see you run around down here in your bra.”

Then Adam began to read some of the finer print of the note. It was a body swapper, but with the right setting no one but the person holding the device would notice the swap. Adam began to ponder the possibilities...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Early Adopter (Part 3)

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Jack had nearly finished the coffee and was feeling much better. He was ready to head back to the hotel room to browse the suitcase of clothes this woman had left him with. Due to the nature of his meetings, he had requested “professional attire.” Of course, this too was a bit of hit-or-miss situation with the people you’d swap into when teleporting. It wouldn’t surprise him to find a suitcase full of ripped jeans up there -- it has happened to him before. Luckily, if the swapper doesn’t provide the requested attire, Jack can always notify the teleportation company and get reimbursed. Any such expenses are added to the other person’s final bill. It’s something Jack felt a little bit bad about last time, but he really doesn’t get much of a choice when it happens.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Early Adopter (Part 2)

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Even after just one sip of coffee, Jack felt so much better. He couldn’t wait for teleporter technology to be more embraced. The more people who participated, the more choices of people to swap with, and the less likely to end up in a body that was hungover. Plus, considering his co-workers who had traveled by plane got up hours earlier and were still in transit, he had plenty of time to get over this.

He took another sip of coffee.

The hot liquid sliding down his throat felt so comforting. He savored each sip.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Early Adopter


The teleporter was an invention that didn’t catch on right away. Even though it allowed you to travel to any place on the globe in a matter of seconds and even though it was cheap, the idea of sending only your thoughts to the destination and spending a few days or weeks with someone else’s body just seemed very weird to a lot of people.

Jack was an early adopter. He had a different business meeting just about every week in some other place, so spending a little less time on a plane was a huge time saver. The selection of people to swap with was always pretty sparse. This time around, he could only pick between a 25 year old woman and an 80 year old man. He picked the woman.

After arriving at the teleporter station, the staff hooked him into a machine, and moments later, he was at his destination, strapped into a similar machine, now in the woman’s body. He felt hungover and tired. This was fairly common for people using teleporters -- to really live it up the night before, knowing they wouldn’t be the ones to deal with any of the consequences the next morning. The first thing he did was check into the hotel room where he’d be staying while in this body, but he had a more important task that he decided to tackle next; he needed to find some coffee!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Correspondent


Alan Sanchez had worked as a correspondent at the local news station for a few years now, but he was ready to quit. He was only ever assigned minor stories about mundane topics. But it was one of these mundane stories that would allow him to be in the right place at the right time. He was covering the opening of a local restaurant when the Great Shift happened. He found himself just two blocks away in the body of a woman getting married. He rushed back to the news van, called into the station, and set the camera up so he could begin reporting. He was one of the first newsmen on the scene reporting about the Shift -- even if he was doing it in a wedding dress, and even if he could hardly call himself a “man” anymore. As he interviewed all sorts of people who had been swapped, he was sure this was going to be his big break...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Don't Tell


Nick arrived back home to his apartment and was shocked that instead of his roommate, the woman from upstairs was sitting in one of living room chairs. She was wearing a bikini and tall boots. Nick didn’t quite know what to say before he spat out a stuttered hello.

“It’s just me, Bro. It’s your roommate, Todd,” The woman said, “I got this weird box in the mail. I opened it downstairs in the lobby, and there was this device inside. Karen was down there when I did. We ended up activating it, and, well, we ended up swapping bodies. The thing is in my room charging now. One’s the battery is full, I think we can charge back. Oh, but, shhh, don’t tell her I dressed her body up like this. Heck, she’d probably be pissed I changed clothes at all. It meant that I obviously saw, well, you know. Anyway, I probably should change back and head upstairs. The thing is almost charged. We could have a lot of fun with it if your interested...”

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Agreement


Eddie rolled his eyes. He couldn’t believe Katie was asking again. He had refused to swap back to his own body twice already. He knew the spell wouldn’t work unless both parties agreed. He had been the one hesitant to agree to swapping initially, but once he had Katie’s body, he loved it. There was nothing she could offer him that would ever make him give it up. She just kept hoping that he would eventually find something that would make him want his own body back, since she wanted hers back so badly. She had been more than a little curious about what it would be like to be a man, but she never would have expected Eddie of all people to grow to love being a woman so quickly...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Changes


The Great Shift was a little hard for Dawn to adjust to. She had gone from being a mousy woman to an attractive, muscle-bound guy. She spent the first few months as a bit of a homebody, mostly trying to research online about what had happened to her own body with not much luck. At the urging of a few friends, she started going out more and more. It wasn’t uncommon for women to hit on Dawn when she went out. She knew she was an attractive man now, but it still made her uncomfortable. It was one of these outings when a woman came up to her. She smiled and began flirting. Dawn didn’t realize it at first, but something about this woman was different. Then it hit her. She was looking at herself, or her former self -- her old body. She was shocked.

The woman just smiled back, “Don’t you like what I’ve done to your body? The dyed hair? The book job? The surgeons were hesitant to perform that operation since I wanted it so soon after the Shift. They thought I was just being a typical guy overwhelmed with being a woman. But I like the changes I’ve made to your body. I think I made it look good...don’t you?”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Capable of...


Derek could tell some guy was checking out his butt. It wasn’t the first time since he stole Sarah’s body that it happened, but it was the first time he decided to say something about it.

“If you like it so much, take a picture. It lasts longer,” He sneered, “Or...

”You could do what I did,” His sneer turned to a smile, “You could go online, find a body swapping spell, and steal one of your own. In fact, I still have that spell, and if you are so intent at staring, I guess I could cast it again. Then all you’d have to do to get a good is to find a mirror. Oh, but you don’t want it in THAT way. I get it; I do. But stop staring. Seriously. You don’t know want to now what I’m capable of.”

The guy who had been staring couldn’t believe what he was hearing, but he knew he didn’t want to mess with this chick...er, dude? He quickly ran as fast as possible in the other direction.

Monday, August 21, 2017

In the Way


Mack had awoken from his nap with an odd feeling, a strange weight on his chest, and a pain in his back. It didn’t take him more than a minute to realize he was no longer in his own body. A television was fortunately on, and he quickly learned about the Great Shift from news reports. He sighed. He was obviously affected, much like the rest of the world, by the body swapping event. He was sure he could deal with being a woman. He wasn’t sure he could deal with being one with such massively oversized breasts. They were comically large, and now they were his. And, of course, they got in the way of just about everything he tried to do...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Searching


“She’s not picking up my phone,” Rick said nervously.

“Wait, I think I see us,” Josh pointed, “I think our bodies are over there.”

“Are you sure? I don’t see us.”

“No, I’m not sure. I’ve never looked for myself in a crowd before! And I’ve never had to walk in heels before either. And, of course, I’ve never been a woman before. But we’re never going to able to swap back until we find Janice and Kelly with our bodies. I don’t why they’re not picking up, but if they think they can just run off with our bodies, they’ve got a lot to learn. You can keep calling if you want, but I’m going to do some searching...”

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gotcha


Harold couldn’t remember the last time he saw a phone booth. It was such an out-of-place sight that he just had to go inside. The phone was off the hook and the dial tone seemed unreasonably loud. He picked it up and heard a voice on the other end. It only said one word, “Gotcha.”

The next thing Harold knew, he felt a sharp pain in his side. Then the pain overcame his entire body. He blacked out for a moment.

But another moment later, he opened his eyes again. He felt...different. As he stumbled out of the booth, the changes to his body became apparent. He was a woman now with blond hair and pouty lips. He wore tight shorts and gold boots as well as a top that revealed his bellybutton. As much as he knew this was wrong, he didn’t feel out of place. The booth may have transformed him, but it also made him feel like the changes were normal...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Trip (Part 4)

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Brent couldn’t help but feel really gross. It wasn’t just from the pool’s chlorine, but also the way Ellen had just looked at him. In one sense, it knew it was just his wife looking at him. But in another sense, it felt like it was a creepy old man staring at him. He didn’t want to have to spend the next two weeks with an old man cuddling him at night. He wished Ellen was in the body of a young guy with strong arms who could grab his...whoa! Brent realized he was fantasizing about guys and guys doing things to him. He not only had this body, but he must also have this body’s desires. And those desires were just starting to make him feel quite uncomfortable.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trip (Part 3)

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Brent put on some high heels and wen down to the pool. He returned several hours later to find that Ellen was no longer resting in the bed. He soon heard a toilet flush and the bathroom door open. He felt weird as Ellen stared at him, so he grabbed a coat and tried to cover up, even though he was still wearing his swimsuit.

“What’s wrong?” Ellen asked.

“The way you’re looking at me; it makes me feel uncomfortable,” Brent replied.

“Can’t a wife look at her husband?”
Brent blushed, “It’s not like that. It can’t be like that.” He paused. “I need to shower before dinner.”

Then he rushed into the bathroom and locked the door.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trip (Part 2)

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Brent couldn’t help but smile a little bit as he turned his head to hear his his yell. Ellen shuffled into the room with a scowl on your face.

“How are you enjoying your new experience?” He asked her jovially.

“Shut up,” Ellen replied with a hoarse voice that perfectly fit with the body of the 80 year old man she now was.

“Come on, you were the one who booked this trip. You were the one who insisted we come no matter how many times I asked to cancel. Now it looks like you’re just going to have to make the best of it.”

“I just want to rest. This body is old and tired. My joints hurt; my whole body hurts.”

“Okay, you rest for a bit. I’ll go hit up the pool, and I will come back and check on you. Then we’ll go have dinner or something together. It’ll be fun; I’m sure,” Brent smiled, trying to make the best of his wife’s awkward situation while not wanting to spoil his own opportunity.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trip


When Ellen had first mentioned to her husband about where she booked their vacation and what when on there, he was a little apprehensive. Brent didn’t exactly the idea of spending two weeks in the body of a random stranger while someone else would be spending time in his body. Ellen kept telling him to relax, that things would be fine, and it would be opening him up to all kinds of new experiences. It didn’t get any better as the date of the trip approached. Brent kept begging Ellen to cancel, go somewhere else instead, or just stay home. She kept insisting. The flight was tense. Brent just kept thinking about how in a few hours, he’d be stuck in someone else’s body. His heart raced faster on landing. It wasn’t until a little after check-in that it finally happened; Brent was now in a different body. The immediate change was obvious, but once in his room, he rushed to the bathroom in order to get a closer look. He couldn’t believe a different face now looked back at him from the mirror. She was an Asian woman, probably in her early 20s. She seemed to be ready to hit the pool or beach right away, judging from the swimsuit under her dress. Brent didn’t see much reason to change her plans as he removed the dress. Now that he was just wearing a swimsuit, he returned to obsess in the mirror for just a bit longer. This was still so weird. That’s when he heard his wife call out from the other room...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Perfect Housewife


As soon as the door opened, Carl turned around like clockwork. “How was your day, Dear?” He asked robotically with a smile, “Dinner is on the table. I hope you enjoy it.”

Despite his outward appearance, on the inside he was screaming. He hated every minute of this. In order to teach him a lesson, his wife had used a magic spell to swap bodies with him. But it wasn’t just that. The spell had another element to it, it forced him to act like a stereotypical “perfect housewife.” Each day he had to clean, cook, grocery shop, and take care of the kids. When Allison came home in his body, he had to smile and be submissive. He only had a few moments each day when he could relax and be himself, and it was driving him nuts.

Allison, on the other hand, was having trouble telling if Carl had truly learned his lesson or if he was actually beginning to enjoy himself. After all, because of the spell, anytime she asked how he felt, he could only reply with things like “wonderful” and “just happy to be your loving wife.” She was ready to swap back, but she did want to make sure he would never underappreciate her role again...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Framed


Peter sat down at a table and looked at the sad meal in front of him, then he looked around the rest of the cafeteria with several guards at each entrance. He couldn’t believe he was going to spend the next two years here in prison for a crime he certainly didn’t commit. Of course, he knew his story was pretty unbelievable. If he hadn’t happened to him, he probably wouldn’t have believe it either. This woman had just robbed a store and was being chased by the cops. She bumped into him and somehow ended up swapping bodies with him. The next thing he knew, he was in her body in cuffs being thrown into the back of a squad car. Peter kept trying to explain the body swapping. His lawyer had even tried arguing insanity because of it. No one believed Peter about the body swapping, and now he was in jail for the crime this woman committed. It didn’t seem in the least bit fair, but he had no way of proving the truth...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Long Hair


The first thing Jason noticed was the long hair. How could it not be? It was getting in his face and in his eyes. He pulled it aside with a slight sneer. What the heck was going on here? How did his hair suddenly grow out so long? While that might have been the first change he noticed, it was far from the only one. It would take a few more minutes before he noticed that his entire body was different, not just his hair. In fact, thanks to the Great Shift, Jason had swapped bodies with a woman. He’d not only have to deal with long hair, but periods. An bras. And panties. He’d been getting a whole new perspective on life. Long hair was just the start of his problems...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hesitation


Max picked up the ringing cell phone with a slight hesitation.

“Hey,” He said, which was followed by a long pause as the person on the other end of the phone talked.

“I don’t know whose phone this is. Hell, I don’t even know who I am right now. Suddenly, I just ended up in the body of some chick, then her phone started ringing.”

He paused again.

“Oh, so this body’s yours? Look, I ain’t the one responsible for all this, so you don’t gotta yell at me, okay? Trust me, the last thing I want is to be some babe in a short skirt. Honestly, I just feel weird right now.”

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Consciousness


Artie was feeling pretty proud of himself. He had just used his latest invention to send his consciousness halfway across the country and into another person’s body. He had no way to aim the thing, so the woman whose body he was now inside of was an unwilling participant. And, of course, he had no way to return his consciousness without his machine, so he’d have to just take this body, get in a car, and start driving. It was going to be a little weird to spend the next couple days inside someone else’s body, particularly a woman’s, but he was just so glad his invention worked. It was going to be revolutionary; he just needed a way to sell or market this thing.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Worth Every Penny (Part 2)

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In the distance, Kevin could hear screams of joy and fear from the beach. Another group must have just arrived and discovered their new bodies. He hadn’t interacted with anyone else so far; he had just been enjoying himself in private. He thought about going over, leaving his little bungalow and seeing how people were coping. He wondered why anyone would visit Exchange Island for a random swap. Then again, he figured he should consider himself lucky. If people didn’t pay for the random ones, there was little chance he’d be able to upgrade in order to choose. He decided that maybe he didn’t want to go mingle with any of them after all. He had everything he wanted to experience about this vacation right here...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Worth Every Penny


Always pay for an upgrade; that was Kevin’s motto when he went on vacation. He knew he could afford it, so why not pay for the absolute best options? This seemed to be particularly relevant on his trip to Exchange Island. An upgraded pass meant he not only got a private bungalow right on the ocean, but it also meant he was able to pick which body he swapped with, instead of switching at random. He hadn’t expect to pick a woman’s body, but when he was going through the photos the resort had sent to him, something about her just grabbed him. As he sat outside his bungalow with the cool ocean air blowing across his skin, he knew the extra money was well worth it.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Maid of Honor


After the reception was over, Jason went into the Bride’s Room to wait for his sister, Mary. He couldn’t believe she had talked him into all of this. On the morning of her wedding, she had called him up crying. Something had happened to her Maid of Honor, and it seems she would have to miss the wedding. Jason groggily told her he would help out in any way he could. This caused Mary to perk up. She rushed over to his hotel and brought a pink dress and a cheap looking medallion. She told him to place the medallion on his neck and then touch the dress to it. Jason couldn’t imagine why she was asking this of him, but he didn’t want to upset his sister on her wedding day. The next thing Jason knew, his body was growing breasts and getting much more feminine. No, it wasn’t just feminine; he was becoming a female. Mary instructed Jason to put on the dress, then proceeded to explain all about the Medallion of Zulu. Basically speaking, if you touched an unused piece of clothing to it, your body would transform to fit the clothes. In this case, Jason’s body transformed into a woman’s that perfectly fit the dress meant for Mary’s Maid of Honor. He then joined his sister as they both got their hair and makeup done before heading off to the big ceremony.

Other than being hit on a few times by a few of the groom’s creepy friends, Jason didn’t find his time at the wedding as a woman all that bad, but he still longed to get his body back. Hence, why he ducked out right after the reception to meet his sister in the Bride’s Room. But after a hour, she was still a no-show.

Finally, one of the other bridesmaids arrived. She explained that Mary’s new husband had surprised her, taking her immediately off on a month-long honeymoon. Jason was floored. He was going to be stuck like this for the next month until his sister got back? Uh oh...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Celebrity


It had well over two years since the Great Shift, and it surprised Luke that people still cared about what he did. Sure, he swapped into the body of a celebrity; he understood why people were interested at first. But he had no desire for fame. He kept doing his old job as a bartender and kept a low profile. Still, once and a while, a former fan would pop up or a camera would try to ambush him for an interview. When he got a tattoo, he couldn’t believe the stories that popped up in the papers. The same thing happened after he gained a little weight.

It was weird.

He had no desire to be famous, but he guessed being swapped into a famous body meant that he didn’t have a real choice. People were really interested in “Where are their bodies now” stories in the media. There were certainly plenty of folks who milked that opportunity to its fullest. Luke just happened to not be among them. All he wanted was some peace and quiet.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sideline (Part 4)

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Colin was glad his other former teammates were much more supportive than Jerome. Of course, many of them ha to be. When Tyler arrived on the field, he was glad to see a smile on his face. Colin just had to smile back. Tyler probably had among the worst luck of any player. He had swapped with a fan in the crowd, an 80 year old woman. He had gone from being a fit, young man to needing a walker and an oxygen tank. Tyler seemed to be in good spirits today though.

Then there was Justin, who was now in the body of a baby. It took a few days for anyone to even figure out what body Justin had swapped into. And of course Justin came with Kyle, who had swapped into the body of Justin’s mom. And when Kyle needed to feed Justin, the only one who made an sort of comment was (of course) Jerome. Colin sort of wish Jerome had swapped with someone, just to get a taste of what he seemed to be enjoying dishing out. What he didn’t know was that Jerome had, in fact, swapped, but the person inside Jerome’s body was doing a great job pretending he hadn’t...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sideline (Part 3)

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The conversation was soon interrupted by Jerome, one of Colin’s teammates who hadn’t been Shifted, “Naw, man, get back on the field.”

“I really don’t think I can play ball like this,” Colin stammered.

“Who said anything about playing ball? Go down to the locker rooms, grab some pom poms and one of those short skirts, come on out here, and shake that ass.”

Colin tried to smile, but it was forced. He felt quite uncomfortable. He finally muttered out an answer, “I have no clue how to do any of the choreography.”

“Ain’t nobody care about the choreography, Man. People who come to the game just want to see pretty girls dance on the sidelines. And whether you want to admit it or not, that’s what you are now. You ain’t a ball player no more, so don’t even try to front...”

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sideline (Part 2)

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“Hey, Colin, heads up!”

Colin turned to the familiar voice, but soon found a buzzing football in his face. He caught it with a smile as he saw his old teammate, Patrick. Of course, inside Patrick’s body was another one of his teammates, Martin.

“Nice catch, Bud,” Martin said.

“I still got my skills. Plus, this body is still pretty athletic. She was a cheerleader, you know?”

“With reflexes like that, you could probably still play this week, Man.”

Colin laughed, “Yeah, right. This body is about 100 pounds when wet. I’d get crushed out there.”

“You seen some of the other guys who have opted in this week? It’s going to be a crazy one.”

“I’ll pass. I’d prefer not to spend the next few weeks in intensive care.’

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sideline (Part 1)


It was last Sunday when the Great Shift struck and Colin went from being a rising star in the world of professional football to being on the sidelines -- quite literally. Moments after catching a game-winning touchdown, he swapped bodies with one of the cheerleaders. The whole stadium had erupted in chaos. Colin realized he had it pretty good. Sure, he wasn’t going to be a star athlete anymore, but he had a few million in the bank that could easily float him for the rest of his life; he was still young and healthy. He was sure many in the crowd weren’t so lucky. Even those now in the bodies of people on the field seemed mostly scared and confused.

A few days later, the team’s owner called him up. Colin explained that his new body wasn’t suited for the sport anymore, but he was welcomed back to watch from the sidelines anytime he wanted. Despite the chaos of the Shift, the league didn’t plan on skipping a single week. Colin decided that he wouldn’t either and showed up early to greet many of his former teammates and friends. He didn’t imagine the stands would be all that full this week. People likely still wanted time to adjust to their new bodies. Colin honestly didn’t mind his; in fact, he felt like he adjusted pretty well already...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

How to Dress


Olivia had given Jason plenty of instructions about how to dress for work after the two had swapped bodies. She told him to be professional yet feminine, to wear makeup and heels, to show a little leg with a skirt. After getting ready in the morning, Jason just felt silly. Olivia had shown him how to put on makeup, but he wondered if when he did it himself, it was a little thick. He picked out a silk blouse because to him it seemed professional, but he made sure it was pick because that seemed feminine. He felt the skirt was a little short, but she had said to show a little leg. He also figured since she told him heels that the higher they were, the better. When he walked into Olivia’s office, he turned more than a few heads, most of whom couldn’t believe the way she was dressed. He overheard a couple of rude comments, but Jason just figured that came with being a woman. The whole day was just awkward for him. Of course, Olivia wasn’t doing much better going to work at a construction site in Jason’s body. She made him look more like one of the Village People instead of a worker. They could both only hope to swap back soon...

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Guts


The cold water rushed down over Ben. He screamed, but it wasn’t due to the chill of the water; it was due his transformation into a woman. Each summer he bought a day pass at Bikini Beach to enjoy the temporary experience of being a woman. While he enjoyed actually being a woman, the actual transformation of becoming one was often quite painful. His body literally had to rearrange itself, and Ben had to feel every second. In the end, it was worth it. He always loved his time at Bikini Beach. In fact, each time he considered buying a lifetime pass, but so far he didn’t have the guts...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Marina


Eddie checked his watch. There was only a few hours left before the medallion would work again and allow he and Caroline to swap back to normal. He was going to do everything in his power to make sure that wasn’t going to happen. A last minute flight was too expensive; renting a car was too traceable. So Eddie headed to the marina. He’d take a boat to an exotic island. It’d be impossible for Caroline to find him. If she couldn’t find him, she wouldn’t be able to swap back with him. If she didn’t swap back with him, he’d get to keep her body for good. Plus, on an island, he’d get to lounge around in her body while wearing a bikini. That seemed like fun. He turned back one last time. Was he sure he wanted to keep Caroline’s body for good. He turned back to the boats. Yes, yes he was.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Keeping Up Appearances


Gene had arrived at college with some pretty lofty ideals. He wore the label of social justice warrior proudly. He was anti-fur, vegetarian, anti-gun, but still prided himself on open-mindedness. Early into his second semester, he was given an opportunity to sign up for an experiment, to switch bodies with another student at school. He jumped at the chance to better understand someone else’s struggles, especially when he found out the other person would be a woman. What better way to understand the injustices involved in gender?

However, swapping with Gwen was nothing like she expected. She was a member of the campus’s young Republicans. She wore fur coats and leather pants. She kept a gun in her purse. Gene could cope with spending some time in a woman’s body, but spending time in the body of a conservative made him a bit more uncomfortable. According to the agreement, he was going to have to keep up appearances. He’d have to attend her Young Republicans meetings; he’d have to keep wearing fur and leather; he’d also have to keep eating meat. It was going to be a tougher week than he ever expected.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Consignment


The small consignment shop on the corner had sold the strangest trinkets for as long as Nicholas could remember. It was only two years ago that he bought a necklace that looked like a piece of junk for fifty cents. He had no idea at the time how much that little necklace would change his life...literally. He couldn’t explain how or why, but that little necklace could swap two people’s bodies. And with it, he ended up swapping bodies with Katie. She was always such a free spirit, wearing colorful clothes or riding around on roller skates. He tried to keep that spirit alive even after they lost the necklace, and he was stuck in Katie’s body for good. He was never quite as bubbly, but he tried. As he rolled passed again today, he noticed something in the window, something very familiar. It was the necklace. It had returned! He could buy it and finally swap back with Katie...if he wanted to. But did he?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 6)

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Eventually, John spied the phone on the bar just as the bartender snatched it up and placed it in the lost and found. John was a little disgusted with himself after he flirted with the guy in order to get it back, but he soon found himself in the woman’s home.

It was a lot to adjust to over the days that followed. He not only had a new body, but he also had a new job, new clothes, and a new life. On most days, he felt like doing little more than sitting on the couch and watching TV. Even that proved odd as sitting still made him very aware of his new body. He knew he had no choice; he would just have to adjust.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 5)

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John held his head; it was spinning. He knew he had a few too many, and he was acting foolishly. He just wanted to go home, but he he had no idea where home was for this body. But, wait, there was an ID in her phone. Her address must be on there. He then tried searching his pockets but quickly learned this outfit didn’t have any. That must mean he left his phone somewhere around here. Where did he put it? On a table? At the bar? If things weren’t bad before, they were certainly worse now. That phone and the things in were the only clues he had about who he was now.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 4)

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John was feeling pretty good after a few drinks. In fact, he started to smile and let the music overtake him; he began to dance. Of course, despite his sensual female body, he was still dancing like a nerdy white guy. Of course, this didn’t matter to many of the guys in the club, particularly the ones who had bought him drinks. They just saw a gorgeous woman dancing and wanted to get closer. John was more than weirded out when they started to rub up against it, but he was drunk enough that he thought it actually felt pretty good. He was also too drunk to effectively push them away. He just rolled with it; that is until one of them stuck their tongue down his throat.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 3)

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John had hoped the bar would have a chill, relaxed atmosphere. Instead, it was a bit more like a club with pounding bass beats and lots of dancing. Still, a drink is a drink, and John could really use one right about now. It was also not lost on him that there were plenty of guys in this place checking him out. It was a feeling he wasn’t used to, but it was also something he quickly took advantage of to get a free drink. However, that free drink usually came with a price. The guy seemed to expect a conversation. Luckily for John, he didn’t really know much about himself and this body, which meant he could get away without sharing much while still seeming honest. Then after that was over, someone else bought him another drink...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 2)

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As the black cab drove away, John looked down. He sighed. Not only did he accidentally swap bodies with someone, that person just happened to be a woman. He had read the journals carefully. No one had ever found the magic taxi again once they used it, which meant he was likely stuck like this for the rest of his life. He hadn’t paid much attention to this woman when she was in the back of the cab. He had no idea who she was, where she was going, or anything about her. She had her cell phone with her, which had a case with a pocket that had a few credit cards, some cash, and an ID inside. He could probably make it through all this, but first he needed a drink. Luckily, there appeared to be a bar right on the corner.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 1)


John had been riding home in a black cab. He couldn’t help but notice that the driver kept looking back at him in a suspicious manner. John didn’t think much of it until they arrived at his house. The man gave John one of the evilest smiles he had ever seen before saying, “Have a nice day.” The next thing John realized was that he was now the one behind the wheel with his own body standing at the window and forking over a $50 tip to him. John took it without question and kept driving.

John instinctively drove to the cabbie’s apartment. He laid down on the dirty bed and began to read the various notes and journals kept inside. He never wanted to get out of bed; he just wanted to lay there and cry about his lost life. But something always pushed him to drive.

He tried to avoid taking much notice of passengers, and he certainly avoided the magic words of “Have a nice day.” Yet still, after about two weeks, the oddest thing happened. He was suddenly the one outside of the cab, closing the door before handing $50 to the person now inside the body of the driver. He was in shock. He couldn’t believe he had actually said the words and stolen someone else’s body. How could he do this to someone else? He didn’t even remember doing it; it was like the taxi made him do it whether he wanted to or not.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Disaster


It felt something like a mix between an earthquake and a lightning storm. After whatever happened, Erik tried to stand but found it quite difficult. He discovered the heels on his feet and, by extension, the fact that he was now in a new body. The first thing he did was try to take them off, but the straps were just too frustrating. Instead, he walked down the hall very carefully, holding onto the walls or furniture to stop himself from falling. He didn’t recognize where he was; not only was he in an unknown body, he was also in an unknown place. Eventually, he found a television that he flipped on. The newscasters looked rattled. They weren’t dressed right and they seemed uncomfortable. That’s when he realized they too must have been swapped. He turned up the volume as they began to describe what was presently known about the event that they were calling “The Great Shift.”

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...”