Saturday, July 8, 2017

Upstairs


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

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

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

Zap (Part 2)

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

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

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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Zap


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

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Three Times


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

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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Yardwork


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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Actually


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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

What!?


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

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