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.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Disappointed (Part 2)

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Mark crossed his arms uncomfortably over his body. He stared over his wife Susan, wondering why she had suggested they visit Exchange Island. He couldn’t believe he was going to be stuck in the body of a woman for the entire week! He thought Susan had it pretty lucky; she swapped with a body that wasn’t significantly different from her own. But then he noticed a smile start to come across her face. He could tell she was enjoying this. And based on the way she was smiling, he was pretty sure that she was enjoying the fact that he’d have to deal with being a woman. At the very least, it was going to be a very interesting vacation.