Saturday, October 14, 2017

Testing... (Part 4)

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After about two weeks, Ryan had adjusted quite well to his new body. In fact, when the new remote finally arrived in the mail, he didn’t rush to open it. Instead, he just brought it inside and put it on the kitchen table, then walked outside to go take care of a few errands. He had already decided that he wasn’t going to swap back to his old body...at least not yet. He enjoyed being a beautiful woman, and that sure was something he didn’t want to give up quite yet. It was nice to know that the remote was sitting there waiting for him if he ever changed his mind, but he didn’t see that as very likely at this point. He also figured it might be fun to actually use it with people he trusted. However. he wasn’t going to jump at that any time soon; he knew his current body was quite attractive, and he had trouble thinking of anyone he would actually trust to swap back with him. Still, it was nice to know it was there. Then there was the matter of the other remote he had been forced to send off. He had picked an old friend from college. He wasn’t even sure if had given a current address. And, quite, frankly, he was sure it would be entertaining to see what sort of mess anyone else with a body swapping remote might get into...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Testing... (Part 3)

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It was a waiting game now. Ryan had gone to the website he found in the magazine and ordered the device. The oddest part of the process was that he was required to input two addresses. One was for delivery to him; the other was for a friend. The latter wasn’t optional. He began wondering if this is how he had gotten his own remote in the first place. Had someone else screwed up like he had? Would he even know if they had? It sure seemed the only one aware of any swaps was the person holding the remote. Given all that, once he got a new remote in the mail, would he even want to give this body up? It was a lot to process and a lot to think about...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Testing... (Part 2)

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Despite his initial sense of dread, Ryan decided not to panic. Instead, he thought about his situation rationally. Fashion magazines always had descriptions about where to buy the products worn by the models. If the purse had a line in the magazine before the swap, the remote would probably have one after it. Sure enough, he was right! With a bit of a proud smirk, he closed the magazine and prepared to go the site mentioned in the magazine to buy another bodyswapping remote. But he quickly had pause. He realized that when he swapped bodies, he inadvertently created a world where bodyswapping remotes were common enough to appear in fashion magazined. He could only guess that this meant just about anyone on the street might own one. Then again, he guessed that was always possible, considering how the remote mysteriously arrived at his door in the first place.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Testing...

When Ryan received the package with the remote inside, he was a little skeptical about the note. It said the remote could swap two people’s bodies. Despite his doubts, he wanted to test it. He thought about asking family or friends, but he felt like they would make fun of him for even believing such a thing. Even if he tried to do it spontaneously, if it failed, he’d have to explain why he was waving a remote around them like some sort of weirdo. He came up with an alternate plan. He bought a fashion magazine and brought it home. He flipped through it before settling on an Asian model wearing a casual white t-shirt and leather leggings. He didn’t know why he picked a woman; maybe he thought a woman would be some sort of challenge for the remote. But he wasn’t also sure the remote could swap people using only a picture -- heck, it still wasn’t sure if it could swap people at all -- but he aimed and sure enough, it worked! He marveled at his body for a while before looking for the remote to swap back. Except it wasn’t in the place he swore he had put it down; there was a purse there instead. He dumped the contents out, but he still couldn’t find it. Then he opened up the magazine again. Where the model had once stood was now his body, and instead of the purse that she once held, there was the body swapping remote! He was stuck!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Smuggled

When dealing with smuggling illegal materials, getting caught was always Hank’s greatest concern. However, that concern was greatly diminished after he came across a body swap gun amongst the material he was smuggling. Now, he and his partner had a process, to always do their deals as someone else. Today he was meeting up with a buyer at a storage facility in the outer burbs. As usual, he arrived early and waited for an owner of a nearby unit to show up. He hesitated when he saw her; he always hated swapping with women, but he was running out of time. He made the swap. As usual, the person he swapped with was more confused about being in a different body than he was; he used that opportunity to knock his own body out. Then he had to wait. Standing there in high heels was a huge pain, and he’d be stuck in them for the next couple hours. The body swap was set to last that long. It was plenty of time to close the deal and make sure everything was secure. In the event this was a set up or the police showed up, it was enough time to see his body taken to the precinct, but he’d automatically swap back to his own body before he had to spend the night in jail. There was no way he could screw this up...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Immediate Service

For most people, it happened shortly after the plane landed on Exchange Island. In fact, Anthony could clearly observe just about everyone on his plane reacting to the their new bodies. However, Anthony was still, well, Anthony. He went to the hotel and a woman with a red dress greeted him just inside the door. She told him bags would be taken to his room and to let her know if he needed anything.

He wasn’t going to say anything, but he felt the need to. The whole point of Exchange Island was to swap bodies with someone, and he hadn’t done that!

The woman told him not to worry. She’d check on it right away. She searched Anthony’s name on the iPad she held and informed him that his plane had an odd number of people on it. These things did happen from time to time and that he shouldn’t worry. He’d be swapping with another person any moment now.

Anthony was about to press for more when he realized the iPad now in his hand and the red dress he now wore. The woman now in his body asked, “I hope this is to your liking. We do aim to please our guests with immediate service.” Anthony just smiled before he handed the iPad to his former body.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Nerdy

“I did some research,” George sighed as he looked up from his book, “Body swapping may seem implausible, but with the proper conditions of frequencies transmitted over a positive electrical charge, elements of the psyche could very easily transmit from one body to another, which must be what has happened to us.”

Marie rolled her eyes. She had no idea what George was saying; she just hated the fact that him saying it may her body look like a nerd. The fact that he had refused to wear her contact lenses didn’t exactly help either.

George could see a certain confusion in Marie’s reaction, so he tried to simplify. “I guess what I’m saying is that I think if we can recreate the conditions that swapped our bodies in the first place, we can swap back!”