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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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Monday, March 25, 2019

Successful Test

After pulling up countless images on his computer from people all around the world, Evan eventually focused on one Asian woman. He selected enter and let the nanobots in his bloodstream go to work. Soon enough the small robots transformed his body into an exact copy of the woman from the picture. Evan was amazed his invention had actually worked; the test was a success. Then he went back to the computer to look for a picture of himself to get back to normal, but he soon realized he hadn’t loaded one into the system. He tried digging through his hard drive, but every time he tried to upload one, he’d get an error. The angle was wrong; it wasn’t hi-res enough. Unless he found one that would work, he’d be stuck like this. Well, maybe not stuck. After all, he did have a collection of other people he could choose from...

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Christmas Morning

Before falling asleep on Christmas Eve, Sam made the same wish he made every night -- to wake up as a beautiful woman. It almost seemed silly to him at this point, but he did it anyway. Of course, what he was expected was to wake up on Christmas morning to find that his wish had actually come true!

The first thing he did was get on his phone to take a few selfies. He wanted to brag about his new body on social media. However, when he signed into his account, his noticed his profile picture had already been changed. In fact, every photo in the account showed the woman he now was instead of the man he had been. His name was changed too! Instead of “Sam,” it read “Samantha.”

As he dug deeper in his social media accounts, he noticed other changes as well. His job was listed at a modeling agency. Was he a model? Or did he just work at the agency? Some things were still the same. His birth date, where he grew up, and photos of his parents. He didn’t see any photos from his college graduation though or any references to his ivy league alma mater. And his status was now “in a relationship” instead of “single?” Did he have a boyfriend? Or maybe he had a girlfriend?

While it was certainly weird to wake up as a woman, realizing he didn’t know much about himself anymore was perhaps even stranger.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Read Carefully

“Do you have to whine?” A frustrated Aaron asked, “I hate to see my body whine.”

“But we haven’t swapped back yet! We were supposed to swap back two weeks ago! I want my body back!” Stephanie complained.

Aaron reached into his desk and pulled out some papers, “Did you read our contract, Miss Wells? Each week I have the option to renew at my sole discretion. I have, of course, opted to retain your body each week, which I do plan on continue doing. We weren’t ever supposed to swap back, nor will we ever be scheduled to do so until I’m good and ready. In fact, I only agreed to meet with you today to explain this to you.”

“But you can’t do that!”

“Of course I can! It’s in the contract! It’s certainly not my fault if you didn’t read it carefully enough.”

Friday, March 22, 2019

Test Subject

Gary always considered himself pretty smart, but he couldn’t hold a candle to his classmate, Connie. Not only as Connie a genius, she also participated on the college cheerleading squad and was popular on campus. He was humbled when she even talked him, but today she asked him to help test something she was working on. Gary was excited to see, and Connie soon displayed her invention, a body swapping machine.

Gary was skeptical, but he quickly allowed himself to be a test subject. He was a little disappointed to find out the other volunteer was one of Connie’s fellow cheerleaders instead of Connie herself, but he still didn’t want to say no. The Asian cheerleader named Mei sat quietly as it took about an hour for Connie to set everything up. In the next instance, Greg was in Mei’s body. He told Connie it worked and asked to be swapped back, but Mei noticed the time. They’d be late for cheerleading practice if they didn’t leave now.

Gary protested, but Connie assured him Mei’s body should retain the memory of all the moves and that she’d swap them back right after. If the experience of being a woman alone wasn’t weird enough, finding himself in an athletic body capable of complex routines was downright bizarre. Gary found himself lifting his leg far above his head and scaling a human pyramid. He was always been the quiet dorky type, but after experiencing this, he wasn’t sure he even wanted to go back to his former body or life.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Legend

There was an old legend about a village with an enchanted well. When the water from the well was drunk, it would transform a person into something else. Dr. Thomas Clarke had long theorized the well wasn’t a mere legend; that it actually existed. His colleagues laughed at him, but he was determined. He set out on an expedition, and one day found a well in an abandoned village. It may sense, most of the locals had probably been transformed into animals or maybe even trees or some other type of plant. Thomas knew drinking the water himself was a risk, but after the ridicule of his fellow researchers, spending the rest of his life as an animal didn’t seem so bad. He took a quick drink, but he didn’t transform into an animal, or a tree, or any sort of plant. He became a woman! Dr. Clarke was delighted! Not only did he have proof of the well, but he could rub his colleagues face in it! He collected some water from the well, hoping to bring it back in order to study its transformative powers. If he could harness them, the possibilities would be endless!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What's Wrong?

“What’s wrong? Are you scared?” Mike asked Jacob, clearing seeing his concern.

“I’m not scared exactly,” Jacob said, “I was in my second year of college; I think I can handle senior year of high school as an 18-year-old woman easily enough. I just feel guilty. After that car accident, I couldn’t believe they saved my life by putting y brain inside Kylie’s body -- I’m my own sister! I know she was braindead, but it’s hard to see myself in the mirror and realize she’d gone! I guess I feel guilty.”

“I miss her too, of course. But at least we’re going through this together. That accident wasn’t easy on any of us.”

“I know, Dad. I know it’s probably hard for you too, being in he body of Kylie’s best friend. It is good to know you’re here.”

“I always will be, Jacob. I always will be.”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Wife (Part 2)

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“You do realize how crazy you sound. Right, Laura?” A frustrated Chad asked.

“I keep telling you that I’m not Laura,” Jeremy protested.

“Right. You just look like my wife, sound like my wife, and literally are in the exact spot she was moments ago, but you’re actually some middle aged dude named Jeremy.”

“Exactly,” Jeremy replied as he picked up a glass of wine from the table.

“You know, this one takes the cake. When you don’t want to sleep with me, you usually come up with some sort of story, but this? I mean, come on.”

Finally, Chad gave up and turned on the television. There was a news report about something being called “The Great Shift.” Suddenly, he realized it wasn’t a story at all.

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Wife

When Jeremy felt an arm suddenly around his upper chest, he was nervous. Was he being mugged? Robbed? Strangely, the man behind him didn’t feel violet; the touch was almost gentle.

“What wrong babe? You seem tense?” A voice said.

“I’m not a --” Jeremy paused, noting how his voiced sounded off, “-- a babe. At least I wasn’t just a few seconds ago.”

The reality of what was going on was rolling around in his head. He was in someone else’s body -- a woman’s body.

“What are you talking about, Laura? You’re my wife!”

“I most certainly am not!” Jeremy protested loudly before breaking free of the embrace.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Virus (Part 2)

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Alvin felt pretty sure he had cracked the code to defeat the virus and was sure he was about to get everyone back into their own bodies. Instead, he ended up triggering a secret subroutine that just ended up swapping everyone’s bodies around for a second time. Now Alvin found himself in the body of another customer -- this time a woman. He quickly went back to work and was soon joined by two of his co-workers. But since they were swapped as well, he had no way of really knowing if they were actually his co-workers or if they were actually helping him. What if he was close and one of these guys was really the hacker who created the virus trying to sabotage his efforts?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Virus

It had to be an attack on the store’s computer systems, Alvin was sure of it. He quickly rushed a terminal on the floor to try to figure it out despite the fact that he was now in the body of one of his own customers, a middle aged Asian man. In fact, the odd computer virus had affected everyone in the store, swapping their bodies with someone else in the store. No one seemed to panic; they all just seemed dumbfounded and somewhat amazed at the technology. One one of Alvin’s sides were two men from the local college, who were now in the bodies of two Asian women around the same age. They had been checking out video games, but were now searching the web about what they might need to know about their new gender if they just happened to be stuck like this. On Alvin’s other side, a man was swapped with his own father. The chaos continued like that throughout the store. Alvin only hoped he could reverse the virus quickly and get everyone back to their own bodies.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dead (Part 3)

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Once Brian decided to leave without calling for help, he lingered for just a little while longer. He wasn’t sure if he was hoping someone would come by and he’d be forced to fess up to everything or if he just thought he may wake up, as if this was a dream he could escape from. But nothing like that happened. He was a woman now; and technically he was the woman that killed him. He was beautiful, and (judging from the car) he was also probably rich. He figured this would be a god life. It’s not that he ever would’ve given up his own, but he found it hard to be upset about this at the same time. He put on a par of sunglasses he found in the car, waited a few more moments, then finally got in and drove off to start his new life.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dead (Part 2)

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Brian struggled with his thoughts. Should he call the police? Or an ambulance? Would it do any good? After all, his body already seemed to be dead. And on top of that, he was in the body of the woman whose recklessness had killed it. Surely, the police wouldn’t believe who he really was, and he’d be arrested immediately for a crime he didn’t actually commit. He could just run away. She was planning to do that anyway. In all likelihood, she probably believed she wouldn’t be caught, and she was probably right. He could do that, couldn’t he? In fairness, he hadn’t been the one to commit a crime. He was innocent! Of course, if he was caught, it would just make things worse; and no one would probably believe his story about who he really was at that time either...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dead (Part 1)

Brian had been on a relaxing walk on a nice day when he was struck in a terrible accident. He hadn’t even heard or seen the sleek, black car before it hit him. The only reason why he even realized what happened was because immediately afterward his spirit started floating above the scene. He saw his body lifeless on the ground, and he saw the woman behind the wheel. She didn’t seem to care about what she had done, as she was about to just pull away and leave the scene.

Brian was mad, but he couldn’t imagine he could do anything about it. Then fate stepping in for him. He no longer was in control of his own spirit form as it began racing toward the car -- no, not the car exactly, but he woman behind the wheel. His spirit started moving faster and faster until he impacted her with a flash.

The next thing he knew, he was no longer a spirit anymore. He was a living, breathing person again. And not just any person, but the woman who had just hit him with her car! He opened the door slowly, noting how odd he felt now that he was a woman. He checked on his body and was a little worried when he found it was, in fact, dead. What to do now?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

If Only

Unlike many in the wake of the Great Shift, Wade had an opportunity. The company he was working for had been developing body swapping technology. The whole project had been under wraps, and it technically still was. They could only swap back two people each day, and they couldn’t scale up production to make more devices. But as an employee, Wade had the chance to schedule a swap with his own body. The only problem? Wade had no idea where he original body was! He had looked over the city extensively ever since he found himself swapped into the body of a petite Asian woman. He often looked down at crowds, hoping his body would be among them. He never had any luck. He wondered if his original body had died or simply left town. He knew most of the world was stuck in the wrong body, but somehow it seemed even more painful for him since he could at least theoretically return to normal -- if only he could find his body!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Strings Attached

Steve knew swapping bodies with a woman was a possibility when he first starting planning his vacation to Exchange Island, but some of the finer details of being female were still unexpected. Wearing a bikini was a new experience, and the ones this borrowed body owned were difficult for him. He certainly didn’t expect it to come untied while he was swimming. And he was lucky he ended up catching to strings before it came of and he ended up exposing others at the resort. The next two weeks were going to be a challenge, but they were also going to be fun!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Press Conference

There was a big press conference in fifteen minutes, and as head of the company’s PR Evan was due to explain what had just happened. He clutched his phone tightly in his hand; he was nervous. The company he worked for had noble goals. Research had been working on a way to revolutionize medical transplants. In fact, if it ended up working out, nothing would actually be transplanted at all. A scanning beam could be used to analyze a healthy donor while a second beam infused with stem cells could make a copy of the healthy body part into a body in need of a transplant. The possibilities were endless, from heart disease to amputees to sex changes. But a mistake took place during testing, resulting in random exchanging and copying of donor parts and sometimes even entire bodies! The effects extended for several miles. Evan, for instance, now had a full copy of Ming Lee’s body, a woman who worked in as an executive assistant. It was bad enough he was going to have to explain what just happened to the press, but it was going to be more difficult doing it from an unfamiliar body. He just kept telling himself that no matter what body he had, he was a professional and good at his job. He could do this!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

On the Court (Part 3)

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Before swapping, Chris and Amy had arranged to swap back the next morning. Chris would take care of Amy’s morning exercise and they’d meet up in the park. After what had happened between him and Marshall the night before, Chris had some difficult things to tell Amy. How was he going to tell her that he didn’t want to swap back? That he wanted to keep her body and continue the relationship he started with Marshall?

It seemed, however, that wouldn’t be a problem. When Amy arrived at the park, she had a dire look on her face. Before Chris could say a word, she told him that she had some bad news. The medallion had been stolen; they’d be unable to swap back. Chris was surprised by how well that worked out, and he just couldn’t wait to see Marshall again!

Friday, March 8, 2019

On the Court (Part 2)

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Marshall walked over to the other side of the court to congratulate the person he thought was Amy. He confessed that he didn’t actually know much about tennis and was just looking for an excuse to spend some time together. Then he planted a giant kiss of Chris’s lips.

Chris was taken aback. He wanted to push this guy away, but he didn’t for some reason. There was another feeling inside of him; that he actually liked this! He was suddenly both cursing and loving being inside Amy’s body. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to fight the wonderful feelings her body was giving him or not. Maybe he’d let this kiss continue just a little bit longer...

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On the Court

Chris always knew his sister Amy would do whatever it took to win a bet, but he was skeptical when she asked him to swap bodies with her. She showed him a cheap looking medallion, explaining it was possible with this odd trinket. She also knew Chris was a much better tennis player than she was, and she had made a bet with a co-worker that she could beat him on the court. Chris agreed on two conditions. The first was, of course, if the odd medallion worked; he still didn’t believe that. The second was a 60/40 split in his favor on the money she had bet with the co-worker.

Amy was quick to prove the first point. The Medallion of Zulu didn’t disappoint as it turned Chris into Amy and Amy into Chris. Chris didn’t disappoint either. On the court a few hours later, he made short work of Amy’s co-worker, Marshall. Not only did Chris beat the guy; it was a shut out. Chris started bragging and celebrating.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Candy

Jason was hungry. He wanted little more than to buy a candy bar and shove it into his face. But he was hesitant. Ever since he swapped bodies with Caroline, she had harped on him on just about everything. What he ate was a particular sore spot for her. She had gotten inside his head. Even though it was the first time he had such an opportunity where there was no way for him to be caught, her voice was still nagging in his head. He tried telling himself that it was just one candy bar, that there was no way she would ever know. But he could hear her saying that she would know, and she’d be sure to make good on all of her threats. So he just sat there in indecision with his stomach growling. What harm could one candy really do?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Doctor's Orders (Part 3)

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Abe could see the expression on his former face drop with disappointment before watching his old body shuffle away again. Abe continued to smile as he performed one of the moves he had seen the yoga instructor do earlier. He marveled at not just how flexible this body was but how strong as well! He could hold all his weight up with his arms effortlessly.

He shouted out to his old body that he’d be wiling to swap back if they ever found a way, but the shouting seem to be ignored. Abe remembered how poor his hearing had been before swapping and realized it was likely she just hadn’t heard him. He shrugged. He had no desire to go back to his original body. He was young again and more energetic, spry, and fit than he had ever remembered being in his life. He assumed this could only look up from here.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Doctor's Orders (Part 2)

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Abe watched his former body slowly shuffle over. He smiled as he sat, stretching his legs out effortlessly into a full split position. He certainly loved not feeling any pain as moved.

“What did you do?” His former body asked.

“Nothing,” He replied, “But I’m not complaining either. The first thing I’m going to do is grab a beer and a nice juicy steak!”

“But you can’t! I’m a vegetarian!”

“And you can still be one. Heck, my doctor will probably be very happy with you for doing so. He’s been ordering me to cut out something or another for years now. But now that old body is no longer mine, I’m not doing any of that crap.”

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Doctor's Orders (Part 1)

Every time Abe visited the doctor, he was given more bad news due to his age. A few years ago, he was told he needed to stop drinking. Last year, he was told to cut out red meat. And just a few weeks ago, he was instructed to start taking a yoga class. The 80 year old man grumbled as he stood on a mat at the beach, watching a cheerful Asian woman encouraging the other seniors in class to perform various poses. Most of the time, Abe just stood there. He was sure his body wouldn’t move in just about any of these ways, and was convinced doing so was stupid even if he could. All the while, the instructor did her best to push Abe to try with a smile. Then something odd happened. Instead of standing, Abe was now on his stomach; his hands were inexplicably touching his own feet. His body no longer ached, and he realized he was now in front of the class staring at all the other seniors. Coming to the conclusion he somehow swapped bodies with the yoga instructor, he mumbled the words, “Class dismissed.” The other seniors walked away, leaving his own body standing there with a surprised, blank expression.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Pretty Good

Unlike many across the globe, Arthur felt pretty good about his new body that he got as a result of the Great Shift. In fact, he felt so good that he started jogging to work instead of driving. Due to his new gender, he now kept a dress and heels in his office instead of a suit. It was one of the many things he had been wary about when he found himself in a woman’s body. What didn’t bother him at all about his new self was that he was probably around forty to fifty years younger. Before the Shift, he had so many concerns about what would happen to his company when he passed away. Those now seemed like a distant concern that he wouldn’t have to worry about for another forty to fifty years. Any issues he may have had with being a woman seemed insignificant when he considered such benefits of his new body.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Pays to Be Studious

Becky didn’t have time to process what had happened to her before she saw what appeared to be her own body walking by in the hallway of the dorm.

“Still think you can make fun of me without any consequences?” She heard her own body say.

“Wha--?” Was all Becky managed to mumble out before realizing her voice sounded deeper and more nasal. She suddenly noticed her reflection in the mirror and realized she had swapped bodies with the nerdy guy down the hall.

“It pays to be nerdy and studious,” She heard her own body say in response, “I’ve used my invention to steal your body, and now I’m going to hang out with your friends for the night. If I think you’ve learned your lesson when I return, I may swap us back. You’d better hope I don’t have too much fun tonight, or I may not want to swap back at all!”

Becky could only watch in horror as her body walked away down the hall and disappear around a corner.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Quick Turn Around

“Thanks for turning this around so fast,” Julie said as she picked up the bridesmaid dress from the dry cleaners, “I can’t believe I have to wear this ugly thing at a wedding this weekend. Oh, and thank your father too when you see him.”

“I will,” Michael said, knowing full well that Julie probably assumed that any young Asian woman working at his store was his daughter.

Michael didn’t actually have any employees or any immediate family. What he did have, however, was the Medallion of Zulu, which he kept behind the counter. He often used it to transform himself into his female customers. In fact, he had used it along with the bridesmaid dress he was returning to be Julie for twelve hours. He wished it wasn’t a one-day rush job, because he would’ve loved to stay in her body for longer. It would’ve obviously been weird if she had come into his store and saw her own body returning her dress. Instead, he dug into some clothes a young Asian woman had left behind many years ago and never picked up.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Crush

Ben was pretty enamored with Natalie but was always afraid to ask her out because he thought his feeling might be unrequited. He had often seen her writing in a diary on campus, and he was sure there’d be something in there if she liked him. But how to sneak into the Natalie’s room to read it? Heck, he wasn’t even sure if he could get in the door of the women’s dorm.

His roommate Ted eventually got tired of Ben’s whining, and pulled out a cheap looking trinket from his bottom drawer. Ted explained it was something called The Medallion of Zulu, and that it could transform one person into another by simply touching that other person’s clothing to the medallion while wearing it.

Ben didn’t quite understand how this would help until Ted pulled out another box. It was full of underwear that Ted had gotten at a panty raid at the school’s gym. He handed Ben a pair that he said was Natalie’s. Ben wanted to be angry at his roommate, but he also realized this could work. Of course, he needed to wear a little more than a pair of panties once he transformed.

After a quick trip to the mall, Ben had everything he needed. He fully expected this to be Ted puling a prank, so he was shocked when he put the medallion around his neck and touched Natalie’s panties to them; he actually began to transform into an exact copy of Natalie.

Quickly dressing in the clothes he had bought, he was able to get someone at the front desk who recognized her to let him into the dorm and unlock Natalie’s door. He found the diary and began to read. There was no great revelation about a secret crush, just a bunch of doodles and lame poems.

But as he read, Ben realized he had something better than dating Natalie. Right now, he WAS Natalie. It felt good; it felt right. He just needed to figure out a way to get her to put the medallion on and touch a piece of his own clothing to it. Then he could steal her life and force her into his. He couldn’t believe he never realized this was actually what he wanted before, but now it was all he could think about...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Once Bitten

Every now and again, the small bruise on Scott’s leg bothered him. It had been left behind after a bug had bitten him while visiting the rainforest, and it was fair to say that bug bite had changed his life. No one had ever captured the bug and no one could even tell what it looked like, but a few like Scott had certainly experienced the effect of its bite. It is theorized that the rare insect carried a small amount of DNA from a previously bitten person along with a very unique poison. Once bitten, the poison transmits the other person’s DNA throughout the latest victim’s body, eventually transforming it. Scott was bedridden for days as his body transformed into a woman’s. There was much pain as even things like body parts and bones reshaped themselves, and once it was finished, he still had to adjust to being a woman. When he finally returned from his rainforest vacation, he had the impossible task off proving his identity to credit card companies, the IRS, and his work. In fact, he was so glad the chaos was finally settling down that he was able to ride his bike for the first time in a while. That’s when the bruise started acting up again. The thing still hadn’t gone away after a year. The stinging sensation was just another painful reminder of all the headaches he had gone through since getting bitten and transforming into this woman. He just poured some cold water from his bottle on it and tried to forget about it.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Phonebooth

Jason was surprised by the flash of bright light after which he suddenly found himself in a phonebooth. When was the last time he even saw a phonebooth? Weirder still was that his body seem to be jammed in there in some impossible way, and (if he wasn’t mistaken) that body seemed to not be his own but a female’s. Getting out of the booth also seemed to involve moving his body in ways that he was sure a body wasn’t meant to move, yet he was somehow now able to. Whoever this body’s original owner was sure was flexible. Jason didn’t mind at all.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Glasses

Walter was quite excited when he landed on Exchange Island and found himself in the body of a beautiful woman. The only problem was his blurry vision. Knowing this problem well from his own body’s poor eyesight, he searched her suitcases for glasses to no avail. He fretted about this for the entire first day until he came upon his own body, which happened to not be wearing glasses.

It didn’t take long to figure out that despite his new body, he still needed his old glasses. Part of him was a little concerned. After all, if he had swapped bodies with someone, shouldn’t it have been a complete swap including the eyes? He tried to put it out of his head and enjoy himself. And while two weeks as a gorgeous woman was fun, he was looking forward to being himself again.

But when everyone else swapped back at the end of their vacation, Walter didn’t. It seemed that since he didn’t have his own eyes, the initial swap wasn’t considered complete. Had he spoken up to the front desk when he first noticed, the problem could’ve been fixed, but the two weeks had allowed the two not-quite-completely-swapped bodies to merge enough to prevent any further swapping. Walter was stuck like this for good!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Contract

“What do you mean I won’t be swapping back today?” Jeff stammered, “Emily and I had a contract. We were supposed to swap bodies for a week, and it’s up today.”

“Well, you see if you review that document in front of you,” The man at the body swap clinic explain, “Just before swapping, Miss Hanson signed an extension for ten years just before swapping bodies with you. And your signature was added to that document two days ago.”

“But that just means Emily signed it as her and then came in her and signed it again as me! How is this possibly valid.”

“I’m afraid it is valid. The laws haven’t quite caught up with body swapping yet. Any signature she signed while in your body is considered your signature. We can’t go around breaking the law by swapping you back. I’m afraid you are Miss Hanson for the next ten years...”

Friday, February 22, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conference

John clutched the lesson plan tightly in his hands as he entered the classroom. He felt so unprepared; after all, he had never taught a class before in his life. Of course, none of the students had any idea of this. When they looked up at him, they just saw their teacher, Miss Warren. John nervously looked over to his son, who was in Miss Warren’s class. He wanted to tell him about last night -- about he was attending a parent-teacher conference when he suddenly swapped bodies with Janice Warren and about how they agreed to keep the swap secret until they could figure out a way to swap back -- but he knew he shouldn’t. Janice had prepped John as much as he could, but he was having trouble enough dealing with all the feelings of being in a woman’s body that also having to deal with trying to obtain all the knowledge it took to educate a group of students wasn’t easy. He could only do his best and hope to swap back soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Long Night (Part 2)

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Right before sending the text, Daniel stopped. What was he going to tell his wife about this? That her husband was now a woman? He couldn’t exactly use this body to say her husband was alright but merely ‘mysteriously disappeared;’ that wouldn’t bring her any comfort. And what if the person who now had his body had just gone home and pretended everything was fine? He shuddered to think what kind of jerk may be in his body now, possibly sleeping with his wife! Could he pretend to be one of his own co-workers? Or a concerned friend? What if his wife ended up thinking that Daniel was his own mistress or something? There were so many ways this could go wrong. He needed some time to think this over. Even if it meant never seeing his wife again, he needed to make sure she was alright, and he needed her to know that he was alright too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Long Night

Daniel couldn’t believe the night he just had. After getting out late from work, he tried to take a cab home. However, the strangest thing happened when he swapped bodies with the cab driver. He wanted to get out and scream at his former body, but instead he felt compelled to just keep driving. He just kept picking up fares and dropping them off. At one point, he noticed a journal on the seat next to him. He tried reading while driving, which usually meant some slight skimming as passengers yelled at him. He managed to get the basic gist of the curse and how to break it -- the ride just had to be long enough and he’d have to say “Have a nice day” as a person left the cab. He started saying it to everyone to no effect; he could only figure the rides weren’t long enough. It wasn’t until the next morning when he said to a woman who took his cab on her way to work. He was glad to not be driving the cab anymore, but a little surprised that he ended up in her body and not back in his own. He figured he didn’t read the journal carefully enough or something. He tried to put these concerns out of his head as he reached for the woman’s cell phone. He began to text his wife; she was probably worried sick about him!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Meat

“Would you please stop staring at my ass?” Gavin grumbled.

“Technically, it’s my ass,” Jamie responded, “And I can’t believe how great it looks. But remember, you’re just borrowing it for a while until we can figure out how to reverse what happened to us.”

“Yeah, well you’re making me feel like a piece of meat. I know I agreed to help keep your body in shape for as long as we’re stuck like this, but I may just renege on that promise if you keep this up.”

“And now you know how most women feel. And, believe me, if you go out on the streets with my body then you’ll have a lot of guys making you feel like that.”

Monday, February 18, 2019

Principal's Office

Principal Harris was a little disappointed to see Jeff in the office again. With a stern look, Principal Harris lectured Jeff, “This is the third time you’ve been sent to my office since the break ended, young man. You used to be such a good student, whats’ gotten in to you?”

Jeff leaned over and paused before speaking up, “That’s the thing, isn’t it? I’m not exactly a ‘young man’ anymore, am I? The Great Shift swapped just about all my other classmates with other students, but I get stuck in Mrs. Bell’s body. I’m a forty year old woman now! I have to wear my mom’s clothes! Yet I still get treated like an eighteen year old kid. I had plans to go to college and med school, but by the time I would complete my residency, I’d be close to sixty. So what’s the point? Why am I bothering with any of this?”

After explaining, Jeff just sulked, not wanting to hear any sort of excuse of explanation Principal Harris could come back with..

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Get out of Jail Free (Part 4)

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Vinny sat on the bed and contemplated the idea of restarting his criminal enterprise. He wondered if anyone would actually take him seriously with Kayla’s petite, feminine body. He’d probably have to act twice as tough and twice as mean as he did before, and that’s when he started to have serious doubts. He could tell that there was something about being in this body that made him more passive. There didn’t seem to be much he could do about it either. It didn’t seem like restarting the old business was really much of an option...

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Get out of Jail Free (Part 3)

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Vinny placed Kayla’s purse down on the bed of his hideout, a remote location lavishly furnished. He was sure no one would ever find him here. He could live a quiet live as Kayla Lee, surviving off his stashed fortune. Or he could use a portion of those funds to reignite his criminal empire. He could locate a few of his old associates and start again. In fact, with his former empire in ruins, the power vacuum would almost demand that someone step in. There was no reason he couldn’t simply replace himself, but did he still have it in him?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Get out of Jail Free (Part 2)

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When Vinny saw the firm’s head partner open the door, he stood up. Instead of instantly shouting as he usually would, he waited patiently for the client to leave.

Then he finally spoke, “What the hell, Antonio? This is who you sent to spring me?”

“The police have a solid case against you, Vinny. My office didn’t exactly have a lot of volunteers to take the fall and do your time for you.”

“I paid you good money to get me out.”

“And you’re out, aren’t you? Look, I know more than a few guys who’d love to swap into Miss Lee’s body there, but we only had the one body swapper. The feds have really been cracking down on those things over the years. Unless we can find another one, you’re going to be Kayla Lee for a long time; if not forever! But be grateful you aren’t in prison, Vinny.”

Vinny sighed. If he still had his own body, he’d probably be pounding on Antonio with his fists right now, but he doubted Kayla’s body would be nearly as effective with physical persuasion. A part of him just now seemed averse to violence, but he couldn’t place why. For the time being, he just decided to head to the hideout he had set up. It was untraceable to him and loaded with luxuries just for this sort of situation.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Get Out of Jail Free (Part 1)

After many successful years of organized crime, Vinny’s empire was on collapse. The near fatal blow was when Vinny himself got arrested. Fortunately, he long ago bought an insurance policy for this sort of thing. He had paid a hefty sum to his lawyer’s office to have an attorney slip in with a hidden body swapper.

He waited in his jail cell for a long time before an unimposing Asian woman finally arrived.

“Aw, hell no,” He said upon seeing her.

“If you’re being offered a deal, you’ve be wise to take it,” She replied without offering specifics, both of them knowing full well not to speak about the plan in the prison walls.

Vinny ultimately nodded, and the woman initiated the swap. Vinny soon found himself in her body. He awkwardly adjusted the blue skirt suit.

“I’ll talk with the DA about your case,” He said, finding an excuse to leave the cell.

And it was that easy for Vinny to escape from prison. But he had to do something about this body. He went to his lawyer’s office. He wanted to storm into the door, but instead felt compelled to wait politely in the reception area. He twirled his now long hair with his fingers as he waited. He certainly didn’t feel very powerful with this new body -- certainly not like the mob boss that he knew he was, and that’s what truly worried him.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pooled

Martin smiled nervously as he stared at his own body. He was still processing what had happened. He had been swimming at the local pool when he banged heads with another swimmer. Luckily, neither were hurt or drowned, but after swimming back to the side, they were both shocked to find that they had swapped bodies. Oddly, while Martin hadn’t noticed a thing while swimming, he certainly had trouble with the balance of his new body on dry land -- suddenly having a woman’s body meant his weight was distributed differently -- and he used items around the pool to hold onto in order to get himself onto his feet. Neither he nor the woman he swapped with could explain how or why it happened, but now they both had to deal with it together...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Argument

After Angela begged Elliot to swap back bodies with her, a smug smile came across his face as his slid down into his chair at the cafe.

“So you expect me to return to the body swap clinic with you in order to return to our own bodies?” He laughed, “Forget about it! The whole argument about who had it harder, men or women? It was a ruse. I just needed to trick you into swapping bodies with me. Every since we swapped I have enjoyed each minute of being you, and I plan to keep enjoying it. I don’t have any plans to swap back with you...ever! This is my body now.”

Angela’s jaw dropped. She couldn’t believe Elliot would do this to her. He was her best friend. She had just had a simple argument where she claimed women had life so much harder than men, and when he disagreed, they had visited the body swap clinic for a quick swap. She never imagined how much she’d miss being a woman and decided to fold quickly. But now Elliot wasn’t going to swap back at all? She was on the verge of tears!

Monday, February 11, 2019

That's Rich

Evan shot a cold gaze across the room. He couldn’t believe he saw his old body standing there. It was seemingly impossible, but he obviously recognized it instantly. After he had used the Medallion of Zulu last year to steal Claire’s wealthy body, he had left her stuck in his poor, penniless body. There was no way she should be able to afford to be at this gala, yet there she was. He was nervous. He had long since ditched the Medallion, but the fact that she knew the truth meant she was still a threat. What if she had found a way to prove who she really was? Or worse, what if she had found the Medallion? The last thing Evan wanted was to go back to his old body, his old poverty-stricken life. He needed to figure out what she knew, but he had to do it at a safe distance...

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Come Down

Adam answered the door and leaned against the frame. “Well, it’s about time. I expected you here an hour ago when I first swapped into your body,” He sighed, “What the heck have you been doing upstairs with my body?”

“I thought I was hallucinating or dreaming or something,” Beth explained to Adam, “I just didn’t believe I could suddenly be in someone else’s body, but it’s even weirder to see someone else in mine.”

“I wish I had known you were going to wait so long. I clearly got the better end of this deal, and I wouldn’t have minded a little alone time with this body.”

“Hey! Don’t forget that body is actually MINE! You better be careful with what you do with it.”

“You’ll need to trust me somewhat. You can’t watch me all the time...”

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Shorted

For Jeff, being a woman wasn’t the weirdest thing about swapping bodies with Christine. Granted, being a woman was a very different and strange experience. He could probably write a book about how odd he thought Christine’s tight jeans were compared to his own or about getting long hair in his mouth when the wind blew.

But still the weirdest thing for him had to be how much shorter he was now. He had been over 6 feet tall before the Shift, and now he was almost a foot shorter. Things he was able to reach so easily before now he couldn’t even touch on his tiptoes. This just seemed bigger. All of Christine’s shoes had an extra inch of two of platform to boost her up, but even the shoes felt weird, and they didn’t even help that much!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Diet

Peter knew about Ashley’s diet; he just didn’t particuarly care. Yes, he had swapped bodies with Ashley, so this was her body. But he was the one controlling it, and he wasn’t about to spend a week eating salads and wheatgrass. Sure, he’d imagine she’d be pissed when they swapped back and she found out about the entire pizza he ate in one sitting or the triple bacon cheeseburger he had in another. The weird thing was he didn’t have any problem scarfing it all down either. He figured she’d have a smaller stomach that would just get full. But he also knew he had his own brain that was used to eating big meals. He guessed the psychology won out over the physical space in her stomach. Or maybe she had just starved herself so much that her body was just happy to accept the gluttony for a change. Much like her diet, he didn’t particularly care the reasoning, he was just glad that despite the fact that he had her body, he didn’t really have to change his lifestyle.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Grin and Bear It

Caleb felt weird coming back to school for the first time since The Great Shift. He arrived early and ended up being the first one there. Most students kept assuming he was their teacher. He supposed it did make sense. After all, the woman’s body he swapped into did teach at a nearby elementary school. He hadn’t had any time to go shopping and since he didn’t have any sisters, he had to borrow clothes from his mom. He probably looked and dressed like a teacher instead of the eighteen year old high school senior he was. When his classmates came in and asked about the lesson plan, he would just smile awkwardly and explain who he really was -- just about everyone had to explain who they really were anyway. The day hadn’t even started yet, and Caleb was already wishing it was over. Heck, he wished the final two weeks of school would be over already. Until then, he’d just have to grin and bear it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Half of Infinity

“What the hell just happened?” Scot exclaimed, feeling very strange.

“Thanos,” Jean replied flatly, “He just snapped his fingers.”

“I thought that was going to obliterate half of all life in the universe.”

“I think something went wrong. Instead of eliminating half of the people; it seems to have just mixed up halves, including our own.”

“Tell me about it! I love you, Jean, but I don’t want your body from the neck down! I can’t explain how weird this feels.”

“That’s why we’re got to stop him!”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Not a Day Off

Bill had just returned to his apartment from his job at a brokerage while his housekeeper Lin was just finishing cleaning up for the day. As he reached into his wallet to pay her, a flash of light surrounded them and the pair passed out. They each awoke a short while later to discover themselves in each other’s bodies. Investigating further, they learned the cause was something called “The Great Shift.” Despite the chaos caused by the massive body swapping event, Bill knew it was unlikely his work would give him tomorrow off. He looked at himself in the mirror, seeing the reflection of Lin, a Chinese immigrant in cut off jean shorts and a dirty t-shirt. This look wasn’t going to cut it. He knew his own suits would not work either, so he called in a quick favor from another broker he used to date.

The next morning, Bill got ready for work. He admired how Lin’s body looked in a feminine pantsuit. It was honestly a bit of a surprise for him. He had only ever seen her wear dumpy clothes for cleaning his place -- she actually looked pretty stunning in business-wear. He’d have to lean on his female co-workers for tips on some other outfits to buy. After all, it didn’t seem like the Great Shift was going to be reversed any time soon...if ever!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Essence

Marcus was quite proud of his latest invention. With a simple flip of a switch, he transformed his entire essence into pure energy, which was subsequently absorbed into the body of his neighbor, Charlotte. This meant for all intents and purposes, he basically took over Charlotte’s body. What Marcus didn’t realize was that Charlotte was a single mom and her young son got caught up in the energy transfer as well. As a result, Marcus would be prone to some pretty strange behaviors from time to time. He would suck his thumb in public or have tendencies to throw tantrums in order to try to get his way. While most adults were quite shocked to see an adult woman behave in these ways, Marcus had a hard time even realizing anything was off. It would prove to complicate matters when he finally decided to extract his essence from Charlotte’s body.