Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nursing Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

“None taken,” The receptionist smiled.

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Feeling Guilty

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Honest

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

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

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

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

“Excuse me?”

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

Miranda gave him a stern look.

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fathom

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Employment

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

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

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Experiment to Explore


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Figure It Out


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

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

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

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