Saturday, October 21, 2017

Questions


John immediately could tell something was off. He looked down to confirm that he now had someone else’s body instead of his own. To top it off, the body that he now had was that of a woman’s! It felt odd, strange, and curious, but the larger question at hand was how it happened. And an even more concerning one was how to reverse it. He wasn’t sure how he ended up in someone else’s body; that would be answered soon enough as he found other people were swapped as well. News reports began airing about something called “The Great Shift.” The exact scientific detail of how often remained vague. And as the days, weeks, and months passed, the prospect of getting back to his own body dimmed. Of course, he adjusted. After about a year, it was hard for him to imagine returning to his own body even if such an opportunity presented itself.

Friday, October 20, 2017

No Reset

Loosely based on this story.

“I still can’t believe we haven’t used that body swapping remote in over three months,” Alex told his two friends, “Especially because when you first swapped us into these bodies, I begged you for days to hit that reset button to get us back to normal.”

“I told you being a woman was fun!” Ryan retorted.

“I don’t think I ever want to go back to my own body and life,” Jake interjected.

Ryan smiled, “Good, because I’ve returned the remote.”

“You did what?” Alex asked. He paused before continuing, “I guess I’m okay with that actually. I mean, I guess there’s no way back to our original bodies, but the more I think about, the more I’m fine with that fact. Being a woman is great!”

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sick Day


After coming home from a hard day, Malcolm put his hands on his hips, frustrated at the sight he saw. There was his own body sitting on the couch wearing nothing but underwear, drinking a beer. He sighed.

“Honey, did you call in sick again today?” He asked.

His own body nodded.

“Look, we agreed to go back to work today, to try to pretend to be each other until we can find a way to swap back to our own bodies. I held up my end. I went to your job. I may not have enjoyed being in your body, being a woman in the workplace, but I did it. You need to start doing the same. You can’t keep using up all my sick days.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Response


Daniel checked his phone again. There were about a dozen calls or texts from Gwen asking and begging about when they could swap their bodies back. The constant messages were the reason he had set the phone to silent mode only a few hours ago; it was really the easiest way to ignore them. But as another one arrived as he was checking, he finally decided she deserved a response.

He began to type over the course of several texts:
“We both signed the agreement when we swapped. It said we would swap back when we both agreed we were ready. I am not ready yet. I will let you know when I am.”

He felt pretty good after sending that, expecting that she would finally leave him alone for a while. However, a mere five minutes later, she was texting him again, hoping to find a way to change his mind to swap back sooner...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Maybe...


“Oh my God,” Eleanor said stunned, “Jack, is that really you?”

“I’ve been trying to tell you for weeks now,” He replied dryly, “But, of course, you didn’t want to listen to a thing coming out of Ashley’s mouth. I understand, but I’m glad you finally know that it’s your husband inside this body.”

“Yeah, but if your in her body, then who’s been in yours for all this time? Who have I been sleeping with?”

“I’m going to guess Ashley’s in my body. She must’ve stolen it.”

“But why? She hates me. She hates us!”

“Maybe that’s why. Maybe she wanted to torture me by sticking me with her body. Maybe she had some sort of plan. Whatever it is, I’m not sure; I can only guess. I do know I want my body back. When you see her, pretend you don’t know about the swap. See what information you can get from her. Help me get my body back...”

Monday, October 16, 2017

Compromise


In the massive worldwide body swapping phenomenon that would come to be called “The Great Shift,” it was fairly common for a husband and wife to swap bodies with each other. In fact, in the small town of Clarksville, such a couple swapping bodies occurred almost universally. The guys now in their wives’ bodies wanted to continue on as normally as they could. On Sunday afternoon, this meant enjoying a football game and drinking some beers. The women, on the other hand, insisted that the husbands keep their former body in good shape -- and that included attending their regularly scheduled yoga class on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, the couples were able to reach a compromise. The yoga class still went on as planned, but the guys were allowed to drink beer during it, and they set up a TV in the front in order to make sure they wouldn’t miss a moment of the game...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Youthful


As an 80-year-old man, Al didn’t know much about youthful fashion trends, but when the Great Shift stuck him in the body of a 20-year-old woman, he had to learn quickly. He asked his granddaughter for advice and to borrow some clothes. Just about everything she gave him made him feel ridiculous. He looked down at the faux leather outfit she loaned him, and couldn’t help but feel like the skirt was way too short and the whole thing revealed far too much skin. He couldn’t imagine she ever actually wore this thing out! In fact, she didn’t. Much like many women her age, she was quite prone to buying clothes that seemed cool at the time, but she never had any intention of wearing. She saw the Great Shift and her grandfather’s swap as a good way to unload some stuff and clean out her closet. Plus, she saw it as a bit of a charity; he thought of it as a bit of a curse.