Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Anything He Wanted

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Successful (Part 2)

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Successful

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In the Way

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

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

It was going to be a long two weeks.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cheap Vacation (Part 2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cheap Vacation

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Comfortable

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Apologies

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Snorkel

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Take Your Mind Off It

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fantastic

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It Shouldn't Matter...

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

Country Club

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

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

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Practice

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

400 Pound Hacker from New Jersey

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mixup

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Coming Home (Part 5)

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Coming Home (Part 4)

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

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Coming Home (Part 3)

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Coming Home (Part 2)

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

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

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Coming Home

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Passcode

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

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Culture (Part 3)

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

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

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Culture (Part 2)

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Culture (Part 1)

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

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

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friends

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Cool


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

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

“I suppose there’s a bright side.”

“What’s that?”

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

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hot Tub Gender Changing Machine


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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Comfortable


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

It didn’t last long.

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Plan (Part 2)

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

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

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

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

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

“My job’s not as easy as you think!”

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Plan


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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

No.


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

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

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

Steve finally shut up.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Those Who Can't Do


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

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Apologies


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

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee


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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Safe


Derek had heard many stories about the Medallion of Zulu, but he never expected to actually find it himself. It had just been sitting there on the side of the road. It didn’t seem possible, but soon enough he had transformed himself into a gorgeous woman. Since he had heard the tales, he was also aware of the medallion’s tendency to get lost, leaving a person trapped in a different body. Derek knew he had to be careful. It might be fun to be a woman for a while, but he still wanted his own body back soon enough. He was sure to put it in a place where he couldn’t lose it. He placed the medallion in a small safe and put that inside the second drawer of his dresser.

And after twelve hours in the body of a woman, he was more than ready to go back to normal. Sure enough, the safe was still in the drawer. But where had the key gone? He had lost it! He was going to have to call a locksmith, but his heart was racing. It didn’t make any sense, but for some reason he couldn’t help but wonder if the medallion was going to still be inside when he opened it...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shipwreck


It was in the 90s when Jim made a ton of money off the dotcom bubble. It was easy for him to retire early and sail around the world on his yacht with his beautiful girlfriend. Unfortunately, while in the middle of the ocean, they hit a reef. Jim was sure he could fix it if they were on land; luckily, they spied an uncharted island in the distance. However, as they approached, things got weird. Quite unexpectantly, Jim and his girlfriend ended up swapping bodies. It was more than disorienting for Jim, and it inhibited his ability to repair the boat. His girlfriend’s body wasn’t strong enough to lift a lot of the materials, so he had to bark orders at her as she did the work.

A few days passed before they were able to fix the yacht up well enough to leave the island. After they got a safe enough distance off, they swapped back to their own bodies. Out of curiosity, Jim turned the boat back toward the island. When they got close enough, they swapped again. It seemed crazy, but there was only one possible conclusion, something about the island swapped people’s bodies. Jim thought about what he could do. He could build a one-of-a-kind resort. It might be hard to convince construction workers to build something here, but he was sure he could charge people a lot of money for a vacation where they literally spent time off as someone else. He jotted down the coordinates, eager to return to the place he and his girlfriend had called “Exchange Island.”

Monday, March 20, 2017

Making Up for Lost Time


In the moments after the Great Shift, Kevin wondered if he was going to forever traumatized by his new body. He had been in his dorm room studying for an exam when he suddenly found himself shopping at a grocery store instead. Looking at the hands pushing a cart, he wasn’t just horrified because of the manicured nails or small, feminine size; it was also because they were clearly older than his own. He rushed to a bathroom to have his fears confirmed. He was a woman now who appeared to be around 40. In an instant, he had around 20 years of his life. It was scary; he began to cry.

A few months later, any fear of potential trauma had disappeared from Kevin’s mind. He had finished up his degree and begun a career. He had gotten used to being a woman, and he had to admit to himself that he was fairly attractive. But he knew that due to his body’s age, he’d have to work to keep it that way; it’d be pretty easy to let himself go. But working out every day just made him feel better about himself and his situation. Sure, he was older now, but did he really lose 20 years of life? He was sure the way he was motivated to take care of this new body could add that much time to his life plus some.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Quiet Girl


For as long as Jacquie could remember, she always had a crush on her best friend Maya. Of course, she could hardly admit to herself that she was a lesbian, let along Maya. She just sort of pushed those feelings down even as Maya started dating Paul.

Jacquie hated being a quiet girl who couldn’t express this aloud. She even had a stereotypical job at a library. But one day as she was reshelving books, a piece of paper came out of one. A handwritten note inside claimed to be a body swapping spell. It was easy to be skeptical, but Jacquie was also a little bit curious. She went into the bathroom and read the spell with a clear target in mind: Paul.

She was surprised when it instantly worked, and she suddenly found herself in Paul’s body. The first few days were like a dream. She made out with Maya, they watched movies together on the couch, and they even made love. Jacquie was in heaven. But cracks soon began to appear. Maya started to become distant, their intimate sessions soon stopped, and Maya often decided to sneak off. One day, Jacquie decided to follow Maya. It wasn’t much of a surprise that she went to the club; Maya was always a bit of a party girl. What did surprise her was that Maya was there dancing and making out with Paul in her old body. Maya saw Jacquie, turned and smiled.

“Did you really think Maya would be fooled for long?” Paul asked, “Come on. She knew something was off almost the day after we first swapped.”

“I can’t believe you never told me you were a lesbian, Jacquie. Didn’t you know I was bi?” Maya added, “But it’s about your body; it’s about who you are. You are just too gentle, too meek. It’s just not my type. I’m staying with Paul...even if he has your body now.”

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Different (Part 2)

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Julian considered walking back down to where he had been, to find out who had his body now. But the screams hadn’t stopped. People were still really freaking out; he could only presume that people weren’t nearly as happy with their new bodies as he was. If he headed down there, he was pretty sure that he was just going to make things even worse. Plus, whatever caused this probably couldn’t be resolved any time soon. He was stuck with this body now, and he still couldn’t complain.

So Julian decided to head off instead. He wasn’t sure what he was going to do with himself or this body, and it didn’t take long for him to realize as he walked along that just about everyone on the street was in the same position as he was. He only guessed that the whole world was just going to have to deal with this problem together.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Different


Julian heard screams and jerked his head back. Whatever chaos was going on, he was glad to be a ways from it. But hadn’t he just been standing down there a second ago? He was suddenly in a different place -- not far away but still not where he was. Then he realized that he wasn’t just in a new place, but he was also in a new body. Those screams he heard suddenly made a lot more sense. He was guessing that he wasn’t the only one who had just found themselves in a new body.

A quick assessment of his new body and he couldn’t exactly complain. Sure, he was a woman now, but he was clearly a damn attractive one with a great figure and an ass that just didn’t quit. The leather pants and heels were a bit much for him, but changing clothes didn’t seem like a big deal. He wasn’t sure if there was going to be a way to reverse this swap, but he wasn’t sure that he wanted to if he could...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ugh


Ben had agreed to use the Medallion of Zulu to swap bodies with his girlfriend for 24 hours. So far, he had hated every minute of it. It seemed that he couldn’t even walk outside without some guy hitting on him, or whistling, or making a rude comment. It didn’t even matter if he went out in jeans and a baseball cap. He couldn’t help but wonder if his girlfriend just had to put up with this sort of thing every day. It had only been a few hours now; how was he going to make it through a full day like this? His plan right now was to just go home and hide inside. Then he realized he had left his keys at home, and his girlfriend had gone out with his body. He was stuck outside until she got back. He was just going to have to deal with the comments and guys hitting on him...ugh...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Identity Theft


Brian didn’t quite know what to expect when he downloaded an app called “Identity Theft.” He couldn’t even remember exactly how he stumbled across it. When he opened it, the interface looked weird. It simple had access to the phone’s camera with a button and the text “Select a Target.” He snapped a few photos and got the error message, “No Target Found.”

He didn’t think much of it until a few hours later when his friend Suki showed him a small painting she had made. He pulled out his phone and took a picture of her with it, not realizing he was taking it with the Identity Theft app. Then the most unexplainable thing happened, Brian began to transform.

His hair grew out, his facial features softened, even his clothes changed. In a matter of seconds, he had transformed into an exact copy of Suki! Her jaw dropped as the two just stared at each other for a minute. Then the changes continued. This time they affected Suki, as she changed into a copy of Brian. They stared again at each other, realizing that they had effectively completely swapped bodies.

Brian pulled out his phone and began to explain about the app that he had downloaded. It seemed to be completely frozen with Suki’s face on his screen. He couldn’t even seem to force quit or turn off the phone. He showed her.

Suki then pulled out her own phone and downloaded the app. Sure enough, she opened it up and found the prompt to “Select a Target.” She tried to take a picture of Brian to swap back, but an error message came up on the screen: “Target Already Selected by Another User. Please Select Unique Target.”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Off-Season


Raphael never understood why this was considered the off-season on Exchange Island. The weather was so beautiful this time of year, and yet the crowds were nowhere to be found. As a plus, Raphael found himself in a stunning body this time around. But as he looked around, he found it odd that his original body was nowhere to be seen. In fact, for the entire time, he hadn’t seen it once. He shrugged, figuring it was a big enough resort to avoid seeing himself.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Prom (Part 2)

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Greg hated to admit it, but the whole experience of prom had actually started to make him like the idea of being a woman. He enjoyed dancing with Amy and being held tight and made to feel safe as he was held in what had been his own arms until just last week. However, things took a bit of an odd turn when they walked out of the event.

Amy pulled out a pair of keys to a hotel room. Greg stood there with his arms crossed and a stern look on his face. He couldn’t believe what she was suggesting. Sure, he had a good time. Yes, he had even gotten quite used to being in the woman’s role. But losing his virginity? That was something he was not ready for.

Amy began to protest. She explained to Greg that they had discussed this all before the Shift; that this was the plan for the evening. Greg bluntly said that the Shift had changed things. She kept pressuring, asking what he was afraid of; Greg held firm.

It was hard for Greg to do what he did next, but he felt like he didn’t have a choice. He broke up with Amy. He had to stand there and say goodbye to his own body. It was weird. He thought he’d be with her forever; swapping with her had nearly cemented that idea in his mind. But the way she tried to pressure him to night was unacceptable.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Prom


Greg knew that his girlfriend Amy had been looking forward to prom for months. The last thing he wanted to do was disappoint her, but the Great Shift occurring the week before certainly complicated things a little bit. Greg knew his situation wasn’t THAT bad. He and Amy had simply swapped with each other; he was now in her body and she was in his. Considering that some of his classmates swapped with the teachers or their own parents, he knew he actually had it pretty good. At least he loved Amy, and, plus, Amy was hot. However, since the Shift, Greg had worn mostly jeans and t-shirts; now Amy was talking about how excited she was to see Greg wear the dress she had bought weeks ago. She told him the best salon to get his hair and makeup done at.

He groaned quietly to himself as she spoke of it all, and he groaned aloud when he actually went through with it all, spending hours in a chair to get done up for the big night. He finally arrived on Amy’s doorstep with a sour look on his face, but he began to cheer up when he saw how delighted she was with how he looked.

He was so uncomfortable, but he told himself that it was all worth it if it made her happy.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time to Recharge


The distance from the subway to Vicki’s office wasn’t far, but Ted was still having trouble with it due to the heels on his feet. He spread his arms out to help keep his balance. He didn’t want to wear the heels, but he didn’t have much of a choice; he had promised to keep up appearances. Or, rather, he was blackmailed into it.

He had been as surprised as anyone when his latest attempt at a brain swapping machine had actually worked and he ended up switching bodies with his neighbor, Vicki. It would take a few days for the machine to recharge to full power, and Vicki promised not to tell anyone about the weird machine on the one condition that Ted continue to do her job and keep all her appointments until it was fixed.

Ted was pretty sure that Vicki’s basic accounting job would be pretty easy for his genius level intellect that he agreed in an instant. What was much harder for him was getting up for work in the morning and looking presentable, as Ted was a bit of a slob who made his own hours.

Ted rolled his eyes when she explained that she had to be work by nine. When she tried getting him to wear a dress, he protested. He talked her down to a pair of nice slacks, but she became insistent on the heels. On this point, it was Ted who finally caved. However, he quickly wished he hadn’t. The walk from her place to the subway was tough, then he luckily got a seat on the train. Now he was back on his feet again, and he was sure he looked like an idiot. If he was trying to present a reasonable illusion that he was really Vicki, he was starting to think the way he walked awkwardly in heels might give him immediately away. He couldn’t wait until his machine was recharged and he could get back to normal!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Police Station


Derek sat in the waiting area of the police station. He knew how crazy his story sounded, but he kept repeating it. “I’m telling you, I’m not a prostitute.”

“Oh, believe me, you are a prostitute,” The police officer said, “At least you are now. We have plenty of video evidence to convict you, but the only reason you’re waiting up here instead of in a cell is because of this body swapping thing you keep talking about. We’ve had about a dozen people in here this week with similar claims. The first few people we just thought were crazy, but by the fourth or fifth, we wondered if there was something to it. What can you tell us?”

“I was minding my own business, then this punk starts to mug me. I quickly realize the gun he has looks like a toy, so I just shrug him off instead of handing anything over. Next thing I know, he zaps with that damned thing and I find myself in the back seat of a car doing things that I don’t care to repeat to some strange guy. I get out of there as fast as I can, and then you guys pick me up.”

“If you can describe the guy who mugged you, this story just might check out...”

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Walk of Shame


Just about everyone knew about the Walk of Shame, a ritual of walking back to your place in the morning while wearing the clothes you had worn the night before after hooking up with someone at the club. For the past five years of so, Bill had successfully avoided the ritual by always making sure to invite the women he picked up back to his place instead of going back to theirs. He never expected the tables to be turned on him like this.

It all started normally enough. He arrived at the club to scope out the women. He noticed an Asian woman in a blue dress; he bought her a drink; they started dancing. It wasn’t long before they were making out and he had invited her home. It continued to move quickly until they had both collapsed on his bed together after their throes of passion. In fact, the afterglow was probably the best Bill could ever recall. He felt a tingle all over and a little bit lightheaded.

It felt so good, in fact, that it took him until the next morning to realize that things weren’t right. At some point in their passion, the two had apparently swapped bodies. Bill was horrified. It wasn’t just because he was a woman, but because he’d have to put back on her blue clubbing dress and walk back to her apartment to get a change of clothes.

He had hated doing the Walk of Shame as a man; that’s why he did all he could to avoid it for years. But doing it as a woman was even worse! Not only did he feel the sweat of last night with yesterday’s clothes on his body as he walked, but the stares of people, particularly men, judging him or checking him out were just beyond weird.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seven (Part 2)

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It was Monday again. A full week had gone by without anyone being able to locate his original body. Jack had used the weekend to buy some clothes that were a bit more to his liking. There was no way he’d be able to afford the cost of replacing Angie’s entire wardrobe, but a few new t-shirts that covered his chest were a nice thing to have. While he was now no longer under any obligation to do so, he kept with Angie’s daily runs. He would always sprint down to the water, where he’d rest a few minutes. He figured if he was going to be stuck in this body, he could at least keep it looking good. Plus, the rest by the beach always seemed to be good for clearing his head. He was trying to come to terms with the fact that this was going to be his body for the foreseeable future. It was going to be weird, but he was starting to think that it might not be so bad.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Seven (Part 1)


The experiment was supposed to last for seven days. Jack had known this when he arrived on that Monday morning. He also knew exactly what he was agreeing to; to be swapped with his college classmate Angie for that time. He’d be spending the week as her, keeping up appearances as much as possible. He’d follow her schedule, her routine. He hated it the entire time. Her clothes were too tight and revealing; her interests were boring to him. He was eager to go back. But when he returned to the lab the following Monday, she didn’t. It meant that he was stuck as her, at least until they could locate his body. For the next few days, he just continued as best he could as her and with her routine. He hoped the call would come at any second, but it was now Wednesday. He had run down to the beach on her morning jog. He wondered why he kept it up. Now that the seven days were over, he didn’t have to, did he? She was the one in breach of contract; he could now do anything he wanted.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Opposite


Isaac lived on the farm his grandparents had bought when they were young. He hated going down to the city, but the past few growing seasons had been weak. An ad in the paper offered a lot of money for participating in an experiment. The ad was scant on details, but Isaac was desperate. He needed the money to keep the farm going, and he’d do anything for that farm.

The researchers had created an “opposite ray.” Isaac seemed skeptical; it seemed more than outlandish, but for what they were offering, he agreed. Sure enough, after they zapped him, he began to change. Suddenly, instead of being a down to earth white guy, he was transformed into a stylish black woman. They asked him to experience his new life and return in two hours to report how he felt and get his payment.

As Isaac walked outside, he couldn’t believe he was doing this. He’d have to spend the next two hours wandering the city as a woman. He knew he hated the city, but then he realized that no longer seemed to be true. He thought about the cash he was going to get to save his farm. Then he realized he didn’t even care about the farm anymore. Did he even need the money anymore? He certainly FELT rich now. And, for that matter, did he even want to go back two hours later to return to normal? He knew he had enjoyed being a trashy redneck from the country, but right now he was completely grossed out by the idea of becoming a trashy redneck from the country again. He had truly turned into his own exact opposite.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Marriage


“I can’t say the results of the Great Shift have been completely easy for me,” Margaret told the therapist, “i don’t want to sound racist, but being an Asian woman is just different from being white. I think I’ve adjusted well enough though. My husband on the other hand...”

“I’m a chick,” Lance blurted out, “I’m a fucking chick.”

“He hasn’t adapted so well. Though I’ve lent him all the clothes and makeup he could possibly need, he refuses to act ladylike.”

“That’s because I ain’t a lady!”

“And how’s your physical relationship?” The marriage therapist asked.

“Better than ever,” Margaret piped in, “He’s a much more kind and gentle lover now.”

Lance scoffed, “Dude, I can’t even possibly get a hard on anymore. How do you THINK I feel about our physical relationship?”

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Body Shop


Old? Ugly? Just plain bored with your body? It didn’t take technology very long to be able to genetically engineer beautiful bodies and grow them to adulthood without any functioning thought; couple this with the development of brain transplantation and a whole new industry was born.

Bill had been the advertisements for a while, but he had been hesitant. He was getting older, but buying a whole new body was just so expensive. The discovery of a tumor resulted in his doctor giving him a prescription, which meant insurance would now cover it. Suddenly, the cost of getting a new body was a whole lot cheaper.

When he arrived at the office, Bill was a little creeped out. Next to the woman at the front desk stood a few sample bodies. They were flesh and blood, breathing humans, but without any thoughts, they simply stood there motionless. As he filled out a few forms, the receptionist explained that there were plenty more bodies in the back, but if he was interested in any of the ones out front, they could easily swap his brain into one of the bodies as he looked around.

He thought about quickly bolting out of the room, finding the experience weird. Instead he pointed timidly and said, “That one.”

The swap was instant and painless. The woman simply put a helmet on his head, a few moments later, she removed it -- only now it was no longer on the same head. Bill stood in a slightly different position in the room, now looking at his own body standing lifeless. He looked down to see the striped shirt, ripped jeans, and purple heels that he had seen on the body only moments ago. He picked a woman’s body out of curiosity, thinking he’d pick a male one as his final decision after looking through the back rooms.

He was lead back and allowed to explore on his own. He did so in silence, with only the clicking of his heels on the floor making noise. He didn’t approach any of the bodies too closely; it was still too weird seeing real human beings just standing there unable to act. In fact, it was hard for him to believe the body he had now had been one of those lifeless beings just moments ago. He almost felt a little bad if he was to abandon it to that fate. Plus, after walking around for a while with it, the body simply felt...comfortable. As he made his way through the last of the rooms, he smiled. He had made a decision. He was going to keep this body. He had given it a test run, and he liked it. Sure, it might be a little weird to be a woman from now on, but it hadn’t been so bad so far. Granted, it had only been about fifteen minutes, but how much could he possibly have to learn about being a woman?

Friday, March 3, 2017

Salvage (Part 2)

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Howard walked back to the lobby of the abandoned building. The first thing he learned was that running around in six inch platform heels wasn’t exactly easy. Of course, with the amount of debris on the ground make taking them off an implausible option as well.

When he looked out to the parking lot out front, Howard discovered a second problem. Thankfully, his truck was still there, but someone had cleaned out a lot of the tech equipment that he salvaged from the building. It was at least half gone. Frustrated, he put his hands on his hips.

He could go back and grab more. Of course, with this smaller frame and with these shoes, he’d move slower and have to take more trips. Doing so might just give more opportunity to whoever raided his truck. He could just make do with what they didn’t take. It was going to be hit or miss if he had taken the right equipment and parts to build his own transformation machine. Maybe the right things were still in there; if he had even gotten the right things in the first place. Finally, he could make the long trek back to the object that had transformed him into this woman.

He stood there pondering his options for a few minutes. Ultimately, he decided to take his truck back home. He’d unload everything into his basement and get to work. If he could build something to get him back to normal, that’d be amazing; if he couldn’t, he’d come back. He’d go back to that weird glowing object and be transformed again.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Salvage


The large warning signs should’ve been a clear indication to stay away, but Howard was much too interested in the abandoned industrial building to stay away. There was a bunch of weird technology that he was pretty excited to salvage. It took about ten trips to fill up the back of his pickup truck. He decided that he’d take just one more trip inside, then he’d be done for the day.

It was an area surrounded by warning signs and a broken chain link fence. There was something weird inside that was glowing. There wasn’t any power in the building, so Howard started to imagine the device was some sort of new, experimental power source. When he reached out and touched it, everything went dark.

He awoke some time later, still in the abandoned building with the object still glowing an eerie yellow. But something was different -- very different. It was his body. Instead of being the average nerdy tech guy that he once was, he was now a gorgeous woman with the clothes to match. That device certainly wasn’t an energy source; Howard’s best guess was that it was some sort of transformation device. He could go back in and try to touch it again. Maybe he’d be transformed back...or maybe he’d be transformed into something worse. If he touched it again, would he even remain human?

Of course, he had quite a bit of stolen, unknown tech in his truck. If this company had been working on the kind of stuff that could do this, he might be able to use the stuff he had stolen to recreate the device but with a little bit more control. Maybe he could use what he had taken in order to get himself back to normal.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Diet (Part 2)

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Jonathan had been so overjoyed to have lost weight in an instant thanks to being swapped into a new body by the Great Shift that he didn’t consider the fact that keeping this new body thin might take some effort. In fact, he celebrated his new body with a great big meal. And he kept up the way he had been eating before the Shift...with no exercise as well. It didn’t take very long before his new body began to gain quite a bit of weight. In fact, after a year, the amount he had gained was considerable.

He didn’t think it was much of a problem, since he still weighed less than he had in his old body. Of course, he hadn’t taken into account his new body was shorter than his old one, nor did he consider the differences between men and women. It didn’t take him long to be back to an unhealthy weight.

Despite this, he still enjoyed embracing his new femininity. He still loved wearing dresses and heels. Plus, despite the extra pounds, he was damn sure that he still looked hot as hell.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Diet


Right before the Great Shift, Jonathan visited his doctor, who gave him some bad news. Jonathan knew he was overweight, but his doctor warned him that if he didn’t bring his weight down soon, he’d like be dead before 45. Considering Jonathan was already 40, he didn’t like this one bit. As he walked to his car, he thought about the long, difficult process of losing weight. Past attempts were always unsuccessful.

But something else happened on his way to the car. A strange flash of light hit him and swapped his body. He found himself in a completely different body. He was now 20 years younger, female, and (most importantly) a heck of a lot lighter. He returned to his home overjoyed. This was the best, easiest diet he could’ve ever asked for. It wasn’t hard for him to embrace his new female form either, especially with a body that looked this good!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Restaurant


Pablo had been working as a bus boy for about a year now. The restaurant where he worked didn’t pay well, but it was enough. It was a miserable job that was often made worse by the owner, who liked to yell pretty much constantly, even when everyone was doing a great job. From time to time, the owner’s wife would come in instead. She was an Asian woman, about twenty years younger than the owner, and much, much nicer. Pablo often wondered what she saw in him. It was a particular relief when she showed up instead of him on busy weekend nights, as was the case on one particular Saturday.

After all the guests left late in the night, Pablo and the crew cleaned up. The owner’s wife continued to supervise. Then, just before they were done, something odd happened. A flash of blue light engulfed the restaurant. Suddenly, Pablo realized things were very different.

He had swapped bodies with the owner’s wife, and he was freaking out. He didn’t want to be a woman! And he didn’t want to go home to that brutish guy! She tried to calm Pablo down, giving him some strategies to fake being her and deal with her husband. She was sure they’d find a way to swap back, and he hopefully wouldn’t have to deal with this for too long. Pablo was less sure of all that...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bullied (Part 5)

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By the time prom rolled around at the end of the year, the four nerds had gotten very used to their new bodies and being female. Putting on fancy dresses and makeup for the big night felt like second nature at that point. With graduation around the corner, they knew it should be a happy night, a night of celebration, but they all had another thought in the back of their heads. They knew that when they went off to college, the chances of getting back to their original bodies would diminish. Despite growing very used to being popular and female, there was something terrifying about knowing that they wouldn’t be seeing their former bodies around anymore. It would cement who they were now in way that hadn’t quite felt so permanent until this point.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bullied (Part 4)

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At lunchtime, the four nerdy friends met back up. They had each had a relatively similar experience. It seems that it didn’t matter how geeky they dressed these bodies up, the natural attractiveness of the bodies won out. No one ignored them; jocks that had previously been bullies were now acting friendly. A few of the other popular girls gushed at their “geek chic” style. It was weird hearing endless praise from the same people who used to torment them. They didn’t know if they were ever going to be able to swap back into their own bodies, but now they were starting to think that they didn’t want to...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bullied (Part 3)

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Henry and his friends didn’t know much about being women. When they had first swapped, they had help from Melinda and her friends. But the next morning while they were getting ready for school, they were on their own. It was pretty easy for the guys’ inner nerdiness to shine right through their new beautiful bodies. Henry was sure that Melinda often turned more than a few heads when she arrived on the grounds in the morning; he had a feeling he was doing to exact same thing for very different reasons. He met up and stayed close to his other swapped friends, but he was sure he heard whispers and giggles from his classmates. All he ever wanted was to be ignored and left alone. That was hard when he was a shy, lonely boy, but now that he was in the body of a popular girl, it was impossible.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bullied (Part 2)

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The screams settled down soon enough with each group of friend staring vacantly at the other. Henry took a deep breath. He knew the name of the girl whose body he was now in, Melinda. He doubted that she knew his name. He made a slow move to continue changing out of her gym clothes. She freaked out at first, but quickly she and the others realized they had a vested interest in getting these guys changed soon as possible. Henry, Max, Thomas, and Chung soon had all sorts of hands helping them get into outfits and put on makeup. When they got back into the school hallways, they all continued to stare at each other, still in disbelief of what had happened. The girls were quite devastated that they were now in the bodies of nerdy boys. The boys had no idea how they were going to deal with being in the bodies of popular girls..

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bullied (Part 1)


No one would ever claim that being a nerd in school was easy. It was something that Henry had to remind himself of every day. He thought things were going well when the popular kids simply left him alone. Today was not one of those days.

He was discussing D&D with a three of his friends in the hallways between classes. Henry felt someone grab him. He tried to struggle free, but he wasn’t strong enough. He knew it was one of the bullies, but he couldn’t see who. Before he knew it, he was being brought into the gym and being thrown into the women’s locker room. He heard three thuds and looked back to see other bullies had thrown in his friends, Max, Thomas, and Chung right after him. Then he heard screams and looked up to see four of the most popular girls in school changing out of their gym clothes. Then things got really weird.

It was silent for a minute. It felt like time was standing still, except things were still moving, but moving in ways that no one in the room could describe. Then the screams continued, but for very different reasons. The four girls found they had swapped bodies with the nerds and were rightfully freaking out. The four nerds weren’t fairing much better now that they were in the bodies of the girls...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Muse


Sophia was pretty sure she found the love of her life. When she met Abe two weeks ago, he called her his muse and insisted that she come live with him in his studio. Dating an artist felt like an exciting whirlwind for Sophia, but Abe was quick to bore. In fact, Sophia was his third “muse” in the past two months. He regularly went through a cycle of making a woman swoon, convince her to buy him a few things or pay the rent, dump her, then repeat the process. He didn’t even feel any emotion about it any more; it had become routine and calculated.

He knew the day that he was going to dump Sophia. All the bills were due on the first, so the second would be perfect. He never expected to wake up that morning with his body swapped with hers! But instead of freaking out about it, he just put on one of her black tops and squeezed into a pair of her leather shorts. He waited patiently for her to awake before he delivered the news.

Sophia was shocked. She couldn’t believe Abe was breaking up with her; it was even weirder that he seemed unphased by the fact that they had swapped bodies. She ran out of the studio crying.

Abe stood in front of one of his canvases as she ran out. He thought about what he was going to do now; he really didn’t know. Might he actually stop getting bored after dating someone for a few weeks now that he was a woman? Or maybe he could grift some really rich men with this cute body? It seemed quite interesting to think about, and soon he could actually try...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Soul (Part 3)

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Jason wasn’t sure what he was going to do now, but he didn’t want to stick around to see the police and paramedics examine his dead body. He began to walk away, stumbling at first on the heels. Why did this woman have to be wearing heels? He knew it was going to be something he’d have to get used to. He kept repeating in his head “heel, toe, heel, to,” hoping that he wouldn’t trip up. He didn’t know where he was going or what he was going to do, but he did know he had so much to learn.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Soul (Part 2)

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Jason folded his arm over his stomach, feeling a churning in there after seeing his own body die. But the sickness in his belly coupled with the movement of his arms gave way to a basic realization; very real physical feelings must mean he was still very much physically there. And that’s when he really couldn’t believe it.

He had just seen him own body die because he was now in someone else’s body; the body of a woman who had been standing on the sidewalk.

The churning in his stomach got worse.

He couldn’t believe he was someone else now; he couldn’t believe he was a woman! Had his soul consciously picked this body when it jumped out of his own? What happened to her own soul? He tried to see if he could think real deep to find it inside his own head, but nothing came up. He couldn’t even think hard enough to know her name or where he lived. All he could think of was that he name was Jason, which he doubted anyone would believe if he told them that, and information about his life before being squashed by a bus.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Soul (Part 1)


Jason stood frozen at the sight he just witnessed. He had just seen his own body struck by a bus. It didn’t even seem possible. He wasn’t aware that the bus was there until he clearly saw what was his body getting hit. It almost seemed like his soul was fully aware of the danger and stepped out of the way without having his body follow. Of course, even if he managed to save his soul, his body had just died. In which case, how was his soul still hanging around?

Jason had been putting most of the pieces together pretty well. Just as he was about to get hit, his soul jumped from his body. What he hadn’t figured out yet was that his soul jumped from his body and into another one. His soul wasn’t just “hanging around,” it had found a new home.

Of course, one could forgive Jason for not realizing he was now a woman at first. After all, he had just seen his own body die, which is a lot to take in just by itself.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Shape


Ryan had been hitting the gym a little more often this year, hoping to get into shape. Unfortunately, this was not the shape he had hoped to get! It started as a pretty typical trip to the gym. He had gone for a run on the treadmill, which he often did. His slowly crept the speed up the machine up bit by bit. But then the thing jolted in a weird way, sending him flying back. He fell right into a woman walking by. He felt a bit of pain from the workout and a bit more from the impact, and after colliding with the woman, he felt like his body and hers were all tangled up. As he picked himself up from the floor, he soon came to realize exactly how accurate that description was. Something about the impact must have dislodged his soul from his body, because he was now in hers! He looked in the mirror, trying to keep calm, but all he could think about was how impossible this was. People don’t just randomly switch bodies! His own body still laid unconscious on the floor. He was hoping that it would wake up soon. He had no idea how he was going to deal with this without a little help.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pushed Away


Jack couldn’t believe how well the night was going. He was sitting in the backseat of a cab making out with his girlfriend, Stephanie. He was sure that this was the night that she would take him back to her place and they would go all the way. It all seemed to be going so well, but as they exited the vehicle her attitude quickly changed. She pushed him away, telling him to get back in the cab, and go home. What he didn’t know was that as he drove home in the backseat, Jack was still technically in the cab with Stephanie; except that she was now driving in the front seat, having swapped bodies with the cab driver.

Meanwhile, back up in Stephanie’s apartment, the cab driver was checking out his new life. He had actually intended to swap with Jack, but a slight miscalculation caused him to switch with Stephanie instead. Mostly, he was glad to out of the body of the cab driver, though being a woman would certainly take some getting used to. The one thing he was sure he didn’t want to do on his first night as a new gender was get deflowered, which is why he sent Jack packing as soon as he could.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blind Date


It was the third blind date that David had gone on that week. It wasn’t the worst of the three, but David didn’t think he’d be seeing her again any time again. She was cute, and he even liked her. There was just something about the evening; the two just didn’t click quite right. He just wanted to get back home, have one more drink, and then go to bed.

He poured himself a glass of wine and sat down at his kitchen counter. He was about halfway done when he felt strange. He reached his hand up to his head; there was suddenly a lot more hair than there was just a few seconds ago. He looked down at his legs. His pants were gone, replaced with bare legs and a skirt. And that skirt looked familiar. He recognized the entire outfit, but it still seemed impossible. He slowly walked over to the mirror to confirm his fears and got the shock of his life.

The face staring back at him belonged to the woman he had gone out of a date with tonight. He was expecting to never see her again, but now he was going to be seeing her every day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No Matter


Dr. Kevin Marx was excited. His experiment had been a success; perhaps more than he could’ve ever imagined. The goal of his work for the past two decades had been the ability to transmit brain waves from one body to another, essentially a body swap. He had strapped into a chair in his lab, expecting to swap bodies with one of his assistants seated right next to him. Instead, his consciousness shot straight out of his lab -- straight out of the entire building -- and right into the body of a woman who had been walking outside. He realized he must have gotten a few calculations wrong, but the fact that he was now in someone else’s meant his core theories were correct! He was sure that it would take him some time to find his error. Until he did, he wouldn’t be able to control who he swapped with. He couldn’t take that risk. It didn’t matter much to him. He’d just continue to work in this body until he could correct any flaw. However, the prospect of waiting to swap back mattered very much to the woman he had swapped with.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Out of the Stall


Jerry walked into the men’s room and stood in front of the urinal. But before he could get a chance to use it, he was startled by a woman coming out of one of the stalls. She stuttered for a moment as she tried to explain that she wasn’t a woman, or rather she was a woman now, but she hadn’t been one just a few minutes ago. There was some sort of blue light, something about an alien and an experiment -- she couldn’t quite remember all the details. She did remember being a man. In fact, she remembered most of who she was except for her old name. She ran absent-mindedly into the bathroom, not really thinking about the gender written on the door. She also felt a strong desire she couldn’t explain, which of course was due to the Role Exchanger increasing the sex drive of this man’s new body by a thousand times.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zero Guilt


Jason sat patiently on the bench as he waited for Claire. This was where they had agreed to meet in order to swap their bodies back, but he was beginning to think that she wasn’t going to show up. He really couldn’t blame her; he was thinking of not showing up himself. He had enjoyed every single moment since they first swapped bodies. He didn’t want to swap back at all, but he didn’t think it was fair to keep Claire stuck in his body either. He showed up for her. If she wanted her body back, she’d be able to get it. But if she was just ditching out, that means he could keep her body with zero guilt.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mirror


Grant had spent the last fifteen minutes staring into the mirror. He lifted a hand to see the woman in the mirror do the same. This didn’t seem possible, but there was no way to ignore the physical evidence right in front of him. He had swapped bodies with another student on campus, a woman he had seen around. She always seemed to dress weird and have a scowl on her face. Except now that face was his; that body was his too!

Other people would enter and exit the bathroom, giving him a few strange looks, but otherwise seemed to be acting normally. He could only presume no one else had swapped bodies with anyone. Where had he been when he first noticed this. Wasn’t it just outside the science building? Could they be doing something really weird in there that could have caused this? It would seem to be worth investigating. He didn’t want to be stuck in this body!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Station


As Thomas left the train and stood on the station platform, he realized that he was probably quite lucky. Had he been traveling by car, he would’ve gotten into an accident for sure. But when the Great Shift struck while he was riding the train, the engine simply screeched to a halt on the tracks. The abrupt stop shook everyone up a bit, but it was a minor shock compared to the one that everyone got once they realized they had all swapped bodies. Thomas found himself in the body of a woman wearing silver leggings and a stripped top that had been sitting just a few rows in front of him. There was a lot of commotion and confusion for the next half hour, but then things began to settle down when the train started moving again. Thomas made sure to ask the person now in his body for the keys and wallet out of his pockets; he put them in the silver purse he now held. This reminded many other passengers to do the same, and a middle aged Asian woman asked for some things from the purse Thomas held. She seemed surprisingly calm about being in a new body, but Thomas felt a little bad. Her new body looked about ten to twenty years older than the one he now had, her former one. He knew none of this was his fault, but he still felt guilty. On the platform, he made sure to stop her to give her his phone number. She walked away with a silent smile. Thomas just stood there for a few more minutes, wondering how he was ever going to adjust to his new body.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Into the Crowd


Arthur looked back at the cab; it was still idling. He knew what the woman was feeling now that she was in the body of that weird cab driver. After all, getting stuck in that body was what had happened to him about three weeks ago. He thought he was going to have a choice about who to swap with, but it was almost like the cab chose for him. When she got into the cab, he just knew she’d be the one. She was so friendly and nice during the ride that he really didn’t want to steal her body, but he just couldn’t stop himself. A few short words as she left the taxi, and he swapped with her. He could only imagine how scared she felt. He wanted to tell her it would be okay, but the magic taxi wouldn’t allow that either. All he could do was try to give a knowing glance before disappearing into the crowd on the street.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Outside (Part 3)

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Scott began to wander around his neighborhood aimlessly. He knew he was going to have to adjust to this new body, but he wasn’t sure if today was going to be that day. He just wanted to go home, but he couldn’t even do that. It was locked, and he had no key anymore. He had a feeling that things were pretty bad for everyone right about now. After all, he certainly wasn’t the only one swapped by the Great Shift, and he probably wasn’t the only one dealing with some kind of inconvenience. None of that made him feel any better about what he was going through.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Outside (Part 2)

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Scott hoped that coming home would help him start to adjust to this new body. Instead, he was locked out, and when he stood up, he knew it was going to take a while to get used to being a woman. Everything just felt so different. He thought about going to her home, but he looked in her purse to find an ID. There was one, but the town listed was quite a long distance away. He could only guess he was a tourist or college student or something; regardless, finding where she lived wasn’t going to be an option.

The wind interrupted his thought process by blowing hair in his face. Long hair was one of the many things he didn’t like about this body. He brushed it aside, telling himself that he was going to chop it short when he had the chance.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Outside (Part 1)


It seemed reasonable enough. Scott headed home immediately after the Great Shift. Finding himself in the body of a stranger was odd enough, but he wished for the familiar comfort of home. But he didn’t quite think it all through. Being in a different body meant he no longer had his own pants, which had his keys in one of the pockets. His door was, of course, locked.

He sat outside for about an hour. He wasn’t sure why he waited. It’s not like he had a spare key. It’s not like his own body was likely just to wander past by chance. Should he go find a locksmith? Then again, he had no proof that he lived here. All he had was this woman’s body and her purse. He didn’t want to think about the body he now had; he just wanted to get inside and not think about it.