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Alicia's TG Story in Episode App!

So I've been working on a story in the Episode app. It's called "The Switch" and you can find it here: http://episodeinteractive.com/s/4961405584015360

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Nice Day; A Nice Life

How long had it been since Calvin’s body was stolen and he was stuck driving the magic taxi? Two months? Three months? He wasn’t sure, but he told himself he wasn’t going to steal anyone else’s body. He was just content to drive and earn a decent living. That is, until Erica got in the back seat. She kept droning on and on about her great life, about how rich she was, and how she liked treating everyone poorer than her like dirt. Calvin finally decided he found someone to swap bodies with, so as she got out, he told her to “Have a nice day” and suddenly found himself in her body just as she was closing the door.

Now that Erica was inside the body of the cab driver, she looked at Calvin with an unexpected smile.

“Yes, Ma’am, I hope you have a very nice day” She repeated while adding, “And I hope you have a nice life as a trophy wife going home to your 80 year old husband who just won’t die and still insists getting busy every night.”

Calvin could only look back in shock, realizing what he had just done to himself.

Monday, September 17, 2018

More Closely

“Well, this is working faster than expected,” The doctor mused, “I haven’t even removed the needle yet and your transformation has already begun.”

“Transformation? What do you mean by--” Kyle paused, “What the hell is wrong with my voice? And why is my hair cascading down my shoulders? And my chest? What the hell is happening to me?”

“Relax, Mr. Swanson, you signed up to be a part of this experiment, and this is what it is. The serum I injected you with transformed you into a woman much faster than anticipated. In fact, based on the rate, you are likely to be hyper-feminized by the time the effects have worked their way through your body.”

“Becoming a woman? Hyper-feminized? Oh, hell no, this is not what I signed up for.”

“Maybe you should have read the release forms more closely...”

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cheating Death

Ed had spent a vast amount of his fortune in an attempt to cheat death. When he became ill at an advance age, he had his body frozen in the hopes of being revived later. When he awoke nearly a century later, he found his brain’s memories had been downloaded into a robotic body. The doctor explained that Ed’s brain was slowly decomposing. If they didn’t download it into a body, it would be lost.

“But why a female robot?” Ed asked.

The doctor shrugged, “There are only female robots. The gender gap still exists. These robots can only be bought by the richest of rich men. What do you think they USUALLY use them for?”

Ed shuddered. This wasn’t the future he expected.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Not a Test (Part 2)

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Brian listened to the reporter on the radio. She sounded genuinely rattled as she described reports coming in across the globe about people randomly swapping bodies with one another. It seemed those who weren’t affected were in a clear minority.

As Brian listened, he did his best to remain calm. He looked around and recognized the neighborhood as not far from where he lived. He put his hands back on the steering wheel and decided to drive over to his house. He knew he’d have to take it slow and carefully, but it would be good to speak with whoever was now in his body.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Not a Test

Brian was pulling out of his driveway when the Great Shift struck, swapping his body with a woman a few blocks away doing the same thing. He saw his hands on the steering wheel and immediately slammed on the breaks. He turned his hands around to look at the palms; these weren’t his hands. The car wasn’t his car. His body -- wasn’t his body! He slowly moved his now feminine hands to the radio to turn it on. The emergency alert was playing. This wasn’t a test; something was going on...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Back to Normal (Part 3)

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Her boyfriend didn’t say a word at first. He simply walked over and gave Gwen a kiss, then he finally spoke, “Gwen, my darling. I can never stop loving you no matter what body you’re in. And you are still just as beautiful as the day we met.”

Gwen couldn’t help but smile, but she had to add, “Even though were both technically guys now?”

“It doesn’t matter; I love you.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Back to Normal (Part 2)

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“I look like a man in a dress and a wig,” Gwen sighed as she looked in the mirror.

She tried her best to adjust her makeup, hoping that she’d be able to pull off looking at least a little more feminine than she was feeling right now. This whole Great Shift thing was just a little too depressing.

“Chuck,” She called to her boyfriend standing beside her, “Do you still love me even though I’m like this now?”

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Back to Normal (Part 1)

The Great Shift hadn’t been easy for Gwen. She had found herself in the body of a man and was having a hard time adjusting. For a few weeks, she had tried to embrace her newfound manhood, but it just didn’t feel right. Today would be the first day she’d return to wearing women’s clothes and doing makeup; she admired the blonde wig on her desk that had just arrived. She couldn’t wait to put it on.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Freeze (Part 2)

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At first, Jared thought he hadied and this was the afterlife. He couldn’t have claimed to be have been the best to women in his life, so being stuck as one as punishment seemed appropriate. However, as he overheard conversations around him about ‘swapping bodies,’ he began to put the idea of death behind him. He must’ve swapped bodies with this woman. He wasn’t exactly happy about that, but he supposed it was better than being shot dead in a alley.

But if his soul was in this body, he wondered what happened to the woman’s soul. That is until a gruff voice from being interupted him.

“Excuse me, Miss,” It asked, “But who are you?”

“I’m not exactly sure,” Jared replied nervously, “I just found myself in this body a few minutes ago.”

“I know that because that’s MY body, so who were you before all this?”

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Freeze

Jared knew that robbing a convenience store was a bad idea, and he knew that running from the cops was an even dumber idea. It didn’t stop him from doing both. He ducked into an alleyway to avoid them, but it was a deadend. He heard “freeze” and he hesitated. He thought about running again, but then he swore he heard a shot and saw a bright light. Instinctively, he put his hands up, but instead of a dark alley, he was now in a bright room surrounded by people. And judging from the red leather dress he now wore, he was in a body that was not his own...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Crash

One minute Carl was driving down the highway when there was a flash of light and the scenery suddenly changed. He swerved as quickly as he could to prevent an accident, but he couldn’t react quickly enough. He supposed he was lucky to be alive. He didn’t seem to be hurt, but his whole body just felt...different. It wasn’t until he made his way out of the car that he realized he had swapped bodies with a woman. The car he crashed wasn’t his car. And it took him even longer to learn that he wasn’t the only one swapped; most of the world was in an event that would come to be known as The Great Shift....

Friday, September 7, 2018

Healthy (Part 5)

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And so, as hard as it was for James to believe, he was finally convinced that he was Jenny and that he always had been Jenny. He tried his best to embrace her life; he started to dress and try to act accordingly. It was often times difficult. For instance, he’d get a text from one of Jenny’s friends. For starters, he likely couldn’t even think of what the person texting him looked like. Then it was often about a subject that may have interested a college-aged woman, but James struggled to take it seriously. Shopping? Boys? He just wasn’t interested. Then there were Jenny’s classes; many he had to retake. He fumbled his way through some of them; whereas Jenny had often excelled. When people asked about it, he would explain it off as ‘amnesia,’ but it was really much more complicated. He missed his old life, but it had all just been in his head. Nothing about ‘James’ had been real. Jenny was his one and only reality. It was just so hard to fight the memories in his head.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Healthy (Part 4)

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As soon as James was well enough, he got out of bed and onto the computer. He searched for any evidence of the life he remembered. He looked for his family, but found no records. He looked at maps of places he had visited, but the layouts were all different. Even events from history that he recalled seemed non-existent. In fact, everything he seemingly remembered so clearly turned up nothing. The evidence was mounting that he really was Jenny and his recollection of being James was just something he had completely made up in his head. It was hard to believe, but it also seemed to be the truth.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Healthy (Part 3)

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After a few more days in the hospital, James was sent home with Jenny’s parents. For a time, he just learned as much as he could about being Jenny. She was a college student majoring in pre-med. She was walking on campus when got his by a car who drove off. Her parents had rushed to her side once they heard.

James, of course, didn’t remember any of this. To him, Jenny’s parents were strangers. He had the memories of a forty year old man with a wife and two children. He knew nothing about pre-med and worked in graphic design. How was he ever going to be able to just pick up Jenny’s life? None of this made any sense to him.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Healthy (Part 2)

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A short time later, a doctor entered and James was filled with questions.

“What happened to me?” James asked, “Why did you transplant my brain into this woman’s body?”

The doctor frowned, “We did no such thing. I’m afraid you’ve always been Jenny Park. You were in an accident where you hit your head. You were mostly fine, but you woke up a few minutes after the accident claiming your name was James.”

“But I am. I am James. I remember my wife, my family. I remember growing up, phone numbers of where I used to live.”

“I’m afraid your brain made all of that up, Jenny. You dreamt up the life you wanted, but it’s time to accept the reality of who you are; who you’ve always been...”

Monday, September 3, 2018

Healthy (Part 1)

James opened his eyes slowly to see the sterile fluorescent lights of a hospital shining in his face. He tried to remember the events that brought him here, but they were a bit of a blur. He took a deep breath in and noticed an odd feeling on his torso. At first he thought his body had been injured in some way, but upon further inspection he discovered he no longer had his own body. He was wearing women’s clothes, and he was unmistakably a woman. It didn’t seem possible. He tried to remember what would have caused such an injury that would require his brain to be transplanted into an entirely new body, but he still couldn’t think of anything. Before waking up here, he could only remember living a happy, healthy life.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Office Copier

Ronald wondered why no one ever said anything about the office copier. Then again, he never said anything about it either. It seemed that every time anyone used it, they’d turn into a copy of the person who used it before them, and the next person would turn into them. Each day, Ronald would find himself inhabiting the body of a different coworker, and yet everyone would treat him as himself instead of who he appeared to be. The same seemed to be true about everyone else too. It was all so weird, but also a lot of fun. Today he found himself inside the body of Natalie Wong, who worked in the purchasing department. He hoped he wouldn’t have to make another copy for a while, as he sure hoped to keep this body as long as possible.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Library

It had been five years since John graduated college and even longer since he had visited the town where he grew up. He only returned at the urging of his parents. With little to do, he eventually paid a visit to the local library. The librarian appeared to be a woman he had gone to high school with al those years ago. She asked about his life in the city, his job, and his success -- all of which John was happy to brag about. But then the librarian read from an old looking book, and suddenly John was looking across the table at himself.

“What the hell did you do?” He shouted as he stood up before leaning down, “Why did you do this?”

“You’re life just seemed so interesting. I found a spell in one of these books a long time ago to swap bodies. You seemed as likely a candidate as any.”

“But I don’t want to be you! I don’t want to be a boring librarian living in this boring town with a boring life! You can’t do this to me!”

Friday, August 31, 2018

Perfect

“Well, well, well, look who had a change of heart!” Derek smiled as he looked over to the couch.

“That’s because you swapped me into your wife’s body against my will and threatened to never swap me back unless I agreed to attend this function with you, you ass.” A very upset Malcolm replied.

“Is that any way to speak to your loving husband? I mean, you are aware of the power I have over you right now, yes? Now, are you ready to go or not?”

“Yes.”

“Yes what?”

“Yes...sir?” Malcolm hesitated not really sure what Derek was actually expecting.

“That works, I suppose. Though maybe next time try ‘my love.’ Remember that if you want your body back, you need to play your part well. And we can only hope my wife has a better attitude after a few hours of being in your body as well.”

As Malcolm left with Derek to attend the event, he realized that was certainly an X factor. Even if he played the part of the perfect wife tonight, Jessica was still extremely mad at Derek, even more so after the swap. If she fumed at him once they got home, Derek may just leave them stuck like this simply to try to teach her a lesson. Malcolm could only hope that he could convince Derek to swap them back, then he and Jessica could run away and escape from Derek’s abusive behavior and odd experiments forever. It was hard to think that Derek used to be his friend...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Bewildered

“Why do I have -- ? What’s wrong with my voice? Oh, my, God! I’m a woman! Why am I a woman?” Troy said feeling rather bewildered.

“You too!” Squealed a scared Kyle, “I thought it was just me! There was this flash of light, and then, BAM! I’m a woman!”

“So you’re a guy too?”

“Yeah! Why is this happening?”

“I have no idea. Maybe it’s a bad dream. Maybe it’s a mass delusion. Whatever it is, I want it to be over NOW!”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Geek

Bruce had always hated how his sister had picked on him for most of his life. But finally after twenty years, he was ready to get his revenge. With an invention he had made, he was able to steal his sister’s body. He had intended to ruin her reputation as the popular girl on campus by trying to act as nerdy as possible. He even decided to wear a shirt advertising GEEK in big letters. After a short stroll on campus, he returned to her dorm room to reflect on how his plan had failed miserably.

It seems no one cared what his sister acted like or said, all the guys were still just attracted to her body. He had some of the biggest jocks on campus talking nerdy to him about comics or algebra. He couldn’t seem to fend them off with even the most obscure Doctor Who reference or Star Trek quote. If he was going to find a way to ruin her, he’d have to step up his game...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Gone

Over the course of the past week, Doug had been having a pretty good time using the Medallion of Zulu to transform himself into all sorts of people. However, he hadn’t considered that he may have been overusing it. In fact, he didn’t notice the angel in the center of the medallion slowly fading. And after transforming himself into a woman for the first time, he finally noticed something was up. He held up the medallion and not only had the angel faded away, the entire center was completely gone. He only hoped he could use it one more time to return himself to his own body. However, he had worn it out for good, and it simply wasn’t going to work anymore.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Perfect

“Ugh...that stupid medallion,” Sam sighed to himself, “My sister found the damned thing and thought it as perfect for the ‘something old’ requirement for her wedding. Then we accidentally touched the thing at the same time, and we swapped bodies. She threatened me and told me I had to go through with her wedding, and make it look perfect. There was no way I could wear those heels so I hope she doesn’t notice these sneakers under her long dress. I can only hope that medallion works again later today; I certainly don’t want to be stuck in her body forever!”

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Just One Thing...

Ryan had run to the store for just one thing. He was sure he would simply be in and out in no time. He never could’ve expected the Great Shift to strike as he was in the check out line. Suddenly, he found himself in a dressing room instead. He could see a reflection countless times in the mirrors on either side reflecting back on each other. Part of him still couldn’t believe it, even as he lifted up his foot and seeing the woman in the mirror wearing the tall green boots do the same. So he picked up the phone nearby to him and had the camera show his face. Sure enough, it was a woman’s face. This was all so much to take in. He just sort of sighed. He wasn’t ready for anything like this today...

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Contractor (Part 2)

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While using the medallion while he worked always put a smile on Frank’s face, there was certainly more than a few close calls. Most occurred when he thought the home’s owners were on vacation when they actually weren’t. Other times, nosey neighbors or relatively had come around to check in. He hadn’t been caught yet, and the one time he was, he luckily was able to play it off. A woman’s husband had come home early, and he just claimed to be “looking the work over.” He was fortunate enough to sneak away before the wife returned.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Contractor

Frank worked as a contractor, and there was one aspect of his job he loved more than any other. Typically, when he worked in a home the people inside were away on vacation. He’d show up early in the morning with the Medallion of Zulu, find a piece of clothing in the drawers and touch it to his chest. He’d find himself transforming into one of the members of the household. More typically than not, he’d choose to be a woman, painting or repairing as he got to experience the feel of a different body. Then after a long twelve hour day, he’d use the medallion to transform back into normal. This latest job was no exception, and he smiled as he looked at he caught a glance of himself in the mirror just across the room as he stood on his ladder.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Keep Playing

“I’ve got to admit that when you told me you enchanted a bottle for this game, I never expected anything like this.” Greg told Susan and Amanda.

“Yeah, every time it lands on someone, we swap a body part,” Susan said rather nonchalantly.

“At the end, do we just sort of swap back?”

“Nope.” Amanda retorted.

“Does that mean I’m going to be stuck like this? With pieces of your bodies from the neck down? I mean, this is fun, but I don’t want to be stuck like this!”

“Well, then I guess we just need to keep playing...”

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Easy

Derek didn’t expect walking in heels to be this easy. In fact, he never expected anything about swapping bodies with Abbie to be easy, but he wasn’t having any trouble. Maybe it was all part of the magic or maybe it was just the muscle memory of her body. Regardless, he was pretty sure that he was going to be able to handle being her without much problems...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Irresistible (Part 2)

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It had been several hours and Jason was finally finishing up. Now he just needed Kiki in his body to wake up and activate the thing just as she did so. However, it seemed that she wasn’t waking up. He tried to kill some time by looking through some old papers and old inventions. But as the minutes ticked away, he got worried. What if she didn’t wake up? What if he had done something horribly wrong? And worst still, what if he was stuck in her body?

Monday, August 20, 2018

Irresistible

Jason’s invention was supposed to make him irresistible to women -- or, more specifically, irresistible to one specific woman, his neighbor Kiki. His calculations must’ve been off or something, as he ended up swapping bodies with her instead. He quickly subdued her, and he started to adjust his device to swap them back. He was convinced that if he worked fast enough, he could return them both to their own bodies before she woke up and convince her everything she remembered was a dream. But as he worked, it was hard not to be distracted by Kiki’s body. He hoped he could work fast enough.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Try that One

“Try that one on the left,” Andrew said pointing to the screen.

“You know I DID program this thing,” Miranda sighed, “And I just because I’m a pretty woman doesn’t mean I don’t understand computers. Or rather WAS a pretty woman before I created this code that swapped our bodies.”

“I’m not doubting your brains or your beauty, and I want to get back to being myself just as much as you do. The last thing I want is to go out on the street and get ogled by a bunch of men.”

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Maybe Not an Accident

“Dude, why does Matt’s mom come to every practice and sit in the bleachers?” Alex asked another student on the football team before waving out to her, “Hey, Mrs. Lee.”

Matt uncomfortably waved back before returning his arms to a crossed position and setting them down on his knees. It was still unbelievably weird to him how he had swapped bodies with his friend’s mom. He was pretty sure that she was going to ruin his life, so he tried his best to keep an eye on her when he could -- that included watching her at football practice. What may have been even weirder was that she seemed to be doing well; not just in terms of playing football, but also just being a social eighteen year old man. He was wondering if maybe it was all planned. Maybe she had actually wanted his life; maybe the swap wasn’t an accident...

Friday, August 17, 2018

Quitting

Al got home and slammed his bag down on the kitchen table, “That’s it; I’m quitting this job. They’ve spent the last two weeks running all sorts of experiments on me, but this one takes the cake! They were testing out some sort of body swap device and stuck me inside the body of a woman! And worse still was that it was on the end of the day on Friday, so I’m stuck like this all weekend. Once I get swapped back Monday morning, I’m out!”

“No you’re not!” His wife shouted from the other room, “You were out of work for a year before you got this job. I don’t care what they do to you, you are NOT going to quit. Let them run all sorts of experiments on you, and turn you into whatever. We need the money, and you know it.”

Al forced a smile. Knowing better than to cross his wife, he shouted back, “I wasn’t serious. I’m just saying I’m frustrated. I think maybe I should at least ask for a raise after having to go through all this!”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Freezing

Grant certainly certainly had a lot of questions. Why was he a woman? Why was he wearing a bikini? How did he end up wearing this sort of thing outside in the freezing cold? Those questions could be answered later. For now, he just needed to find some place warm before he froze to death out here!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Protect (Part 2)

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As Brett stretched, he couldn’t help but notice that being a woman felt...different. He wouldn’t call it good or bad, just different, as if everything wasn’t quite right. He began to look around as well, noticing other people seemingly freaking out about their bodies. It wasn’t too hard for him to piece together that he wasn’t the only one who had swapped into someone else’s body. The extent of this situation was really beginning to sink in for him. This wasn’t a dream; this wasn’t an isolated incident. It seemed a vast number of people had suddenly just switched bodies with each other.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Protect

Brett saw the bright light in the distance and used his hand to shield his eyes for a sense of protection. There was, however, nothing that could protect him from the effects of that light. After it passed, Brett was sure it had fried his corneas or something; his skin just looked so much darker. Then he noticed the sleeve of his shirt had a leopard print pattern on it, and he knew that there wasn’t something wrong with his eyes -- there was something wrong with his body! As he began to look at it, he quickly learned that the problem was that this body wasn’t his! He had somehow swapped bodies with a woman! He didn’t put two and two together that the light was responsible for the swap. That it was something called The Great Shift, which not only affected him but every other person on the planet as well.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Photo

Jeff was taking pictures with his new camera when he discovered that it had the oddest feature. It seemed every time he took a photo of a person, he’d transform into a copy of that person. There didn’t seem to be any way to avoid it, and he spent most of the day as all sorts of different people. Yet after taking a picture of a small Asian woman, he paused.

He looked at the photo in the camera’s viewfinder; he examined his new body. He thought about breaking the camera in half. He decided that he wanted this body -- to keep this body. But it might be best to keep the camera in a safe place, just in case he might ever decide to use it again in the future.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bad News

“Please, Mr. Banks, could you run us through what you know and what you remember?”

“I don’t know what you expect to get from me,” Harold Banks replied, “It’s my first day on the job. They barely got my computer password set up and running before it was time for lunch. Then when I was walking back, I get knocked unconscious and I wake up and I’m this chick. Then you guys brought me in here and started asking all these questions.”

The two men questioning whispered amongst themselves before one replied to Harold.

“HR does request you avoid the term ‘chick,’ Mr. Banks,” one of the men said, “However, we might owe you a little explanation without accepting responsibility or guilt, of course. You seem to have gotten caught up in work that we may or may not be researching, and you ended up swapping bodies with one of our other employees.”

“Great,” Harold sighed, “Look I’m not going to sue. Let’s just fix this, okay?”

The men’s eyes lit up when Harold said he wasn’t going to sue, but somehow he had the feeling bad news was going to follow...

Friday, August 10, 2018

Software

Arnold was truly amazed at the software in front of him. It didn’t make sense, but as he modified values on the screen, his body adjusted in real time. Sliding the age bar down, he shifted a decade younger into his twenties. Switching a box and he changed himself from male to female. He continued to make all sorts of adjustments until he transformed himself into his idea of an ideal woman. He chuckled briefly before looking for a reset to get back to normal -- except there didn’t seem to be one. He tried just moving everything back to normal, but he couldn’t seem to find some of the values -- most importantly: gender. Things got worse when his computer froze...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

You Need to Let It Go

“Do you really expect me to take a bath wearing a swimsuit?” Jason asked.

“Yes!” Chloe replied sternly, “I’ve blindfolded you every time you needed to change clothes or go to the bathroom, did you really expect this would be any different?”

“I think you just need to start accepting the fact that the Great Shift is permanent and that these are our new bodies now. You need to let go.”

“No! That’s stil MY body. This thing will reverse itself or maybe it’s just sort of terrible dream.”

“It’s been three days and bilions of people have swapped bodies. They aren’t going to solve this thing overnight, and it’s likely they’ll never solve it at all!”

“Until they solve it, you are going to do exactly what I say!”

Jason just rolled his eyes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Control

As she got out of her car, Pamela suddenly froze. She was worried, and it only got more worrisome when her body started moving again -- only she wasn’t controlling any of the movements. She wanted to scream, “What’s happening!?” But she was unable to move her lips to speak.

“I’ll tell you,” She heard her own voice say responding to her thoughts, “I’m taking control of your body.”

“You can’t!” She thought as loudly as he could.

“I’ve already done it. For the moment, you are a voice in my head, but soon enough even I won’t be able to hear you. You’ll just be along for the ride, and believe me, it’l be a ride. I’ve always been curious what it would be like to be a woman.”

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Umbrella

Having the umbrella your holding get struck by lightning is the sort of thing you would expect to kill you. Devin sure expected that it would kill him. He certainly didn’t expect the lightning bolt to branch out and strike two people at the exact same time resulting in a body swap. Yet here he was on the street staring at himself. He shifted uncomfortably in the tall, high heeled boots now on his feet. He didn’t know what to say; he wasn’t even sure he wanted to hear what he sounded like. Considering he had swapped with a woman, he imagined it to be much higher pitched than what he was used to. The woman seemed to be looking back at him, equally unsure of what to do next...

Public Defender

Tyler sat in his jail cell smiling. He was pretty sure he had just committed the perfect crime. Sure, he was arrested for it, but that was actually part of the plan. He had already requested a lawyer, and now all he needed to do was wait. His heart sank a little bit when his public defender arrived. He couldn’t believe it -- a woman! He knew he didn’t have much choice. She was going to be the only one he’d get close enough to for long enough to enact the next part of his plan.

It was on their third meeting when he felt the time was right. He looked at the red dress she wore, feeling a little uncomfortable at just how short it was. The public defender could tell Tyler was looking at her and began to make her exit. That’s when Tyler made his move to cast a spell to swap bodies with her.

He just kept up her momentum to exit. He walked out of the cell and then out of the jail a free man -- er, woman -- while leaving the public defender inside his body to rot in prison. He looked up her ID in her purse and went back to her house. He smiled as he sat on the stairs. Tomorrow, he’d pick up where a lot of the loot was stored then he’d jet off someplace where the cops could never catch him. Sure, the body swap spell only worked once, so he was stuck in this body, but he started to think that might not be so bad...

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hopes

Maggie had hoped that bringing her husband James on a vacation to Exchange Island would have been a humbling experience. That spending a few weeks in someone else’s shoes might help him become more empathetic, especially when he ended up in a woman’s body. Instead, he just jumped into a swimsuit and started to do some poses in the mirror. Part of him was excited about being twenty years younger again. He didn’t quite care if he was male or female or whatever. Then again, the more he thought about it, the more he realized being a woman was even better. It was something few guys ever got to experience, and if he could get away from his wife for a few hours, he could certainly have some real fun all to himself. He couldn’t imagine this was why she brought him here, but he didn’t really care either..

Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoops

“What do you miss most about your old body?” Ron asked Jerome.

“It’s weird being almost two feet shorter! That’s for sure!” Jerome replied, “And being a chick is a total trip as well!”

“I’m glad we didn’t lose our basketball scholarships!”

“Yeah, they passed that law after the Great Shift protecting that sort of thing. It might be playing that I miss most though.”

“Well, we can still play!”

“Yeah, but you know what I mean...like for the college team. They just recruited new players that would crush us now.”

“You may have lost a team, but you gained a good girlfriend,” Ron said as he laid his head on Jerome’s shoulder, “And I got a good one, too.”

“I love you too,” Jerome said giving Ron a kiss, “And I probably never would’ve realized that if not for the Shift, so I guess in a way it was all worth it.”

“Totally worth it. Now let’s play some hoops.”

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Not Home (Part 3)

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Neil left Olivia’s, but once he went outside, he realized he was very far from his own home and wife. He didn’t recognize the city he was, but he was sure this wasn’t any place he had ever been before. The traffic seemed snarled with many abandoned cars, and he was sure public transportation wouldn’t be working if he could even find where it was in this city. He thought about heading back to Olivia’s -- even that was a strange unfamiliar place for him, but what other choice did he have?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Not Home (Part 2)

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“First off,” Neil asked as he got to his feet and took off the jacket he wore, “Who’s Olivia?”

“Olivia is my sister,” The woman explained, “And right now you have her body.”

“Well, I can certainly tell that this body isn’t mine! But how...I mean, come on, body swapping? That sort of stuff is all just Freaky Friday made up stuff!”

“Tell that to the news reporters and 90% of the world! Apparently, there was some sort of event. I was lucky to not be swapped. I nearly panicked when everyone around me just sort of passed out. Olivia...you were out longer than most.”

“If everything you’re saying is true, then my wife is probably worried sick about me! I’ve got to call her! I’ve got to get home!”

“Cell phones are dead right now, but the news reporters say they should come back online in a few hours. You’re welcome to leave, but please take Olivia’s phone. We’d like to be able to keep track of her body.”

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Not Home (Part 1)

Neil was knocked to the ground by the light. He saw the flash of brightness approaching, but there wasn’t a way to avoid it nor did he expect it to have such a force behind it. When he finally started to get himself up off the floor, he noticed a few strange people standing around. He looked suspiciously at them.

“Olivia, are you okay?” One woman asked him.

“Who’s Olivia?” He replied.

“Dammit. I guess you and Olivia were affected to. Let me explain...”