Saturday, September 2, 2017

Thesis (Part 2)

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Jason spent the next few days trying to figure out how to recreate his experimental invention to no avail. In addition, he had to juggle all of Kelly’s classes and responsibilities. When she finally ran into him one day, her jaw dropped.

“What do you think you are doing?” She gasped.

“What?” He replied.

“Your clothes! You’re making me look so frumpy! And that’s not nearly enough makeup! I thought I gave you simple instructions!”

“Look! I tried the first day! I swear! It took so long to get ready like that! I barely had any time to work on the invention to switch us back! This was quick and easy!”

“I don’t care! I can’t be seen looking like that!”

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thesis


Jason couldn’t have been more excited that the invention he had made for his senior thesis was a success. Of course, the targeting mechanism could still use some improvements. He had set up the machine with the intention of swapping bodies with his friend and volunteer, Owen. Except instead, he found himself swapped with a woman walking by in the hallway. He rushed back to the lab as soon as he could. Understandably, she was freaking out in his body, yelling at Owen. Jason did his best to calm her down, explaining how he just tested a body swapper and how it had misfired and accidentally caught her up in it all. She began to relax a little, telling Jason a little about herself. As she said her name, Kelly Park, Jason smelt something burning. His invention was on fire! He did his best to put it out quickly, but the damage was done. As the rush of putting out a fire wore off, Kelly and Jason finally looked at each other in shock. The realization was hitting both of them now. With the machine destroyed (at least temporarily) that meant they each be stuck in the other’s body. Jason knew he could make another one, but the first one had taken him all year. He needed time. And of course this time he would have to work with the distraction of having Kelly Park’s gorgeous body. How was he going to be able to even concentrate?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Smile Again


Ryan knew his bros were upset about the results of the Great Shift. They were all guys before the Shift, and now they were women. None of them were happy about it; well, none of them except Ryan. He didn’t want to admit it, but he actually enjoyed being a woman. He thought he’d cheer his friends up by offered to be the designated driver for a night out at a bar. Sure enough, after his friends got a few drinks inside of them, the smiles came out. Ryan tried to keep a straight face, but it hard not to be happy to see his friends smile again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Possibilities


Adam couldn’t believe the strange device he got on his doorstep yesterday actually worked. It looked like a toy gun with a note explaining that it was a body swapper. He didn’t try it until the next morning when he aimed it carefully at the house next door. The next thing he knew he had her body. It was a bit of a shock, but he was even more surprised when his wife came into the kitchen. He practically jumped into the air and began to nervously talk.

“I-I-I I can explain,” He said.

“Explain what, Adam?” His wife asked, “Just put on a shirt. The neighbors don’t want to see you run around down here in your bra.”

Then Adam began to read some of the finer print of the note. It was a body swapper, but with the right setting no one but the person holding the device would notice the swap. Adam began to ponder the possibilities...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Early Adopter (Part 3)

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Jack had nearly finished the coffee and was feeling much better. He was ready to head back to the hotel room to browse the suitcase of clothes this woman had left him with. Due to the nature of his meetings, he had requested “professional attire.” Of course, this too was a bit of hit-or-miss situation with the people you’d swap into when teleporting. It wouldn’t surprise him to find a suitcase full of ripped jeans up there -- it has happened to him before. Luckily, if the swapper doesn’t provide the requested attire, Jack can always notify the teleportation company and get reimbursed. Any such expenses are added to the other person’s final bill. It’s something Jack felt a little bit bad about last time, but he really doesn’t get much of a choice when it happens.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Early Adopter (Part 2)

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Even after just one sip of coffee, Jack felt so much better. He couldn’t wait for teleporter technology to be more embraced. The more people who participated, the more choices of people to swap with, and the less likely to end up in a body that was hungover. Plus, considering his co-workers who had traveled by plane got up hours earlier and were still in transit, he had plenty of time to get over this.

He took another sip of coffee.

The hot liquid sliding down his throat felt so comforting. He savored each sip.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Early Adopter


The teleporter was an invention that didn’t catch on right away. Even though it allowed you to travel to any place on the globe in a matter of seconds and even though it was cheap, the idea of sending only your thoughts to the destination and spending a few days or weeks with someone else’s body just seemed very weird to a lot of people.

Jack was an early adopter. He had a different business meeting just about every week in some other place, so spending a little less time on a plane was a huge time saver. The selection of people to swap with was always pretty sparse. This time around, he could only pick between a 25 year old woman and an 80 year old man. He picked the woman.

After arriving at the teleporter station, the staff hooked him into a machine, and moments later, he was at his destination, strapped into a similar machine, now in the woman’s body. He felt hungover and tired. This was fairly common for people using teleporters -- to really live it up the night before, knowing they wouldn’t be the ones to deal with any of the consequences the next morning. The first thing he did was check into the hotel room where he’d be staying while in this body, but he had a more important task that he decided to tackle next; he needed to find some coffee!