Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wanted To or Not (Part 1)

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

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

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Disaster

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cry Me a River

Rebecca had been constantly nagging Marcus since he entered the room and sat down. He tried to ignore her at first, but he had to lash out eventually.

“Stop bugging me about the way I choose to dress,” He snapped at her, “I know it’s hard for you to cope with, but this is my body now. That means I get to pick what I wear.”

“But that body is really mine and you know it!” Rebecca whined, “That dress is way too short, and you’re just making me look like a slutty school girl.”

“Boo hoo. Cry me a river,” Marcus snapped back while he feigned crying, “If you don’t stop complaining, I’m going to go out and get a face tattoo.”

Rebecca held her tongue. She wanted to say something, but she knew Marcus was serious. It would be something he would do. She just hoped that they were able to swap bodies back soon; she couldn’t take much more of this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Grounded

Jonathan sat in the airport. All flights in the air had been forced to land, and planes were grounded until further notice. It made sense after what had happened, a massive worldwide body swapping event that people were dubbing “The Great Shift.” Jonathan had been in the air at the time. He guessed he should be thankful that his plane landed safely instead of crashing like so many others did. Still, the emergency landing meant that he was not only in a strange body but in a place far from home. As he waited, he looked as his reflection on a shiny wall. He still couldn’t believe that he swapped bodies with one of the flight attendants. He knew he couldn’t do anything about being swapped into a different body, but he sure hoped the flights would be back in the air soon. Though he knew that even if they resumed right this instant, the delays would be long, and there would be no guarantee that he’d get back on a plane right away. Maybe he should think about trying to rent a car or take a bus, but he had heard the roads were a mess right now as well. Honestly, if he could just change out of these heels and this skirt he’d be pretty happy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Night Out

Two months had passed since the Great Shift and things were going terribly for George. His new female body made it tough to keep up at his construction job, his wife had left him, and even most of his friends didn’t call as they no longer thought of him as “one of the guys.” When he finally got a call from his old pal Doug, he breathed a sigh of relief. Things were finally getting back to normal.

The pair got together that night and sat at a small table in the back of a bar. When the waitress set a glass of wine in from of George, Doug gave him a look.

“I know, right?” George said, “New body equals new taste buds. Beer tastes terrible to this woman. I can barely believe it myself. But all of my tastes now are just completely different.”

“All of your tastes?” Doug asked, “So since you’re a woman, are you interested in?”

Doug gestured to his crotch.

“Gross, dude!” George exclaimed, “I’m not letting you or anyone else near my...uh...ugh.”

Doug scowled. It was suddenly clear to George why Doug had asked him here. It wasn’t that he wanted to hang out with an old friend; he was interested in something more...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sibling Jealousy

“What the hell?” Kelly asked her brother, “You’re going out like that? I thought you’d be upset about being a woman. And is that my dress?”

“It’s not like any of my own clothes fit me anymore,” Bed replied, “I only signed up for that experiment at my college for the money. I really needed the money. And I was upset at first when it turned me into a woman. But when I go out now, I’m not made fun of. People actually want to talk to me; they’re nice to me! And it’s not like I can wear my own clothes anymore. Yours fit just fine. I may not have asked for this, but I am going to embrace it!”

Kelly shrugged, but on the inside she was actually a little jealous. She was actually worried that her little brother was now more attractive than she was...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Captive

Andrew had gotten himself in quite a predicament. While on vacation, he was kidnapped by a mad scientist. The crazy old kook had chained up Andrew and several other tourists in his basement. Then two-by-two they were brought upstairs where they were placed into a mind switching machine before returning to the basement. Andrew was brought upstairs with a woman. They both struggled, but it was no use. They were soon returned to back to the basement but now in each other’s bodies. But Andrew had an idea. He told his fellow captive that he had a plan to escape, and he’d come back for them later so they could all figure out a way to switch back to normal. The next time the mad scientist came down, Andrew put on the biggest smile he could.

“Do you think you could let me go?” He asked to a very confused scientist, “Let me explain. I get why you don’t want to let everyone else go. You’re afraid they’ll come back and overpower you. But I’ve actually always dreamed of being a woman. I love this. I should probably be thanking you. Why would I ever come back for my own body? Come on. Let me go.”

Andrew was pretty convincing. In fact, once the scientist let him go, his fellow captives were worried if he was going to come back for them...