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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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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Everything

As he stepped into the room wearing the pink satin dress, Jack groaned. “Do I really have to do this?” He asked.

“Yes, Mr. Curtis,” Lana insisted, “It was your stupid demonstration in science class that swapped our bodies, and I think you still don’t want me ruining your career, so you need to do as I say.”

“But we’ll be able to swap back tomorrow...”

“...And tomorrow if AFTER prom. I’m the most popular girl in school! I can’t be seen missing prom! Even if that means you have to go in my place. Just smile and do everything my boyfriend says.”

“Everything? Come on, you don’t mean that. On prom night?”

“I do.”

“But what if he wants to -- ?”

“Then do it. My body is eighteen. It’s legal.”

“It’s weird.”

“Use protection.”

“But I...”

“Look, Mr. Curtis, do it or I will make your life miserable to swap back into...”

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Really...

Marvin didn’t know exactly what killed him. It was sudden and unexpected. He expected fluffy clouds and pearly gates; instead, he got something that resembled the DMV office. And much like the DMV office, he waited. It seemed like forever. When his number was finally called, he stepped up to a counter where a surly looking older woman was reviewing his paperwork. Marvin tried to speak, but the woman cut him off.

“Sir, I need to finish reviewing your paperwork. Please be patient.” She groaned.

After a long pause, she meandered, “Sir, why are you here? Your paperwork says you aren’t supposed to be dead yet.”

Marvin answered, “It’s not like I had a choice in the matter. If I’m supposed to be alive, couldn’t I just go back?”

“I’m not sure you noticed how long this line was. You’ve been up here for seventy years already. You weren’t supposed to die yet, but I can’t send you back to what is now almost certainly a rotting corpse. But we do have a form you can fill out to request transfer into the body of someone who should’ve died but lived.”

The woman handed Marvin a form. As he filled it out he asked, “Do I get to pick the body I end up in?”

The woman rolled her eyes as she took the filled out form from Marvin. With a monotone disgust she said, “You get what’s available.”

Suddenly, Marvin felt like he was dying in reverse. As the dull bureaucratic afterlife faded, he was back in the street in a location not far from where he died. Feeling a breeze rush up his legs, he noticed he was wearing a skirt. The next logical thing he noticed was that he was now a woman.

“Really?” He asked as he looked up to the sky as if the afterlife could hear him. “Really? A woman? Come on!”

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Prototype (Part 2)

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“Why the hell would she do this to me? And to the company? She had so much to lose by stealing the prototype!” Max wondered allowed.

Harvey replied, “Maybe it wasn’t her. Maybe it was our competition.”

“Huh?”

“Think about it. If someone else if creating a mind swapper, they use it to steal Danielle’s body, then use her body to steal the device. Maybe you just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when she seized the opportunity.”

“But if they can already use it on humans, they’re months ahead of us...unless there’s some flaw? Gd, I hope my brain doesn’t melt into a mushy liquid in two days! ... Oh, and could one of you untie me?”

“We’re developers, Max...do you honestly think any of us excelled in Boy Scouts?”

“Fair enough, but maybe you can grab a knife from the supply closet to cut me loose?”

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Prototype

The hardware development team rolled in late Friday morning after a successful test the night before. They were surprised to see the VP of marketing, Danielle Takashi, tied up and gagged on the floor. One of the devs, Harvey, removed the gag and before he could ask, Danielle spoke.

“I know what this looks like, but I’m not Danielle. I’m Max! She used the prototype to swap our bodies and then overpowered me!” Max explained with Danielle’s sweet, soothing voice.

“We tested that on animals!” Harvey stated, “Human testing is months away.”

“Well, fortunately, it worked, and my brain isn’t fried! Danielle’s didn’t appear to be either as she ran off with my body AND our hard work. It took us ten years to build that brain swapper!”

“I have some backup copies of the plans. It would take a while to reconstruct, but we wouldn’t be started from scratch.” “I’d check it all. She went wild taking stuff while in my body, and she made me sit here and watch it all..”

Sunday, April 5, 2020

New Age

Grant didn’t like all the yoga and new age weirdness his girlfriend was into, and he often tried steering clear of it. But one day he decided to indulge her by participating; it was his biggest regret. For some reason, he was a bit of a natural, almost immediately hitting a near perfect zen-like state. But as he pulled himself back to reality, it became obvious he was going back to the wrong reality. The sky was green, the sand was pink, and Grant was now a woman. He quickly tried to get back in that state, but it was hard to ignore the distractions of his new body; the long nails on his fingertips, the large breasts in a tiny bikini, the long hair flowing into his face. He didn’t like this stuff before; now he hated it.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Happy to Help

Despite many advances in medical technology, humans were still subject to many dangers. One could still suffer in an accident, and it seemed diseases continued to take humanity off guard from time to time. A recent pandemic had doctors scrambling, and as they treated patients they too often felt ill. Luckily, most of these doctors were young and healthy; their bodies would likely recover. However, they’d be unable to work while infected. That is, until one hospital had the idea to utilize recent body swapping technology. There was a call for volunteers to swap with sick doctors in order to keep them on the front lines. Brian quickly stepped up.

They rushed him in quickly and swapped him with a sick doctor immediately. Before Brian could ask any questions, he saw his own body rush by a nearby window to help patients.

Brian was alone in the room, quarantined. It didn’t take him long to realize the doctor he had swapped with was a woman. He waited for a while before a voice explained how he would safely get home to avoid further transmission. He was also told he would likely only be mildly sick, but to contact the hospital if things got worse. He’d be stuck in this body for the next two or three weeks. Brian was just happy to be able to help those on the front lines of fighting this virus.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Odd Jobs

When Derek first discovered the odd box that could transform his body into anyone else in the world with just a single photo, he didn’t know quite what to do with it. Then one day it hit him. For a sizable fee, he’d transform himself into anyone and do anything someone wanted (with some ground rules). His inbox quickly filled up with so many requests. He’d pick one out at random and schedule them. There were some ones that felt weird at first.

For instance, there was one guy who asked Derek to transform himself into an ex-girlfriend, then Derek had to pretend to marry the guy. The ceremony was elaborate, the guy’s family was there, the food was good. The whole thing actually ended up making Derek smile. He enjoyed being the center of attention, and he literally had a good time.

In hindsight, Derek realized the guy probably had sinister motivations. There was photo and video evidence that a woman who looked EXACTLY like his ex-girlfriend married him. Maybe he used it in court or some other nefarious purpose to trap her. He tried not to think about the weird consequences of his business as he pulled out another name at random to earn another hefty fee.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Woman's Place

A few days had passed since Aja swapped bodies with her chauvinistic husband. She still couldn’t figure out how it happened, but he told her they couldn’t afford any more sick days, so she’d have to go to work in his place. It was difficult for her. She didn’t know exactly how to do his job, but with a few calls home, she got through the day.

The odd part was when Aja got home and saw her husband in the kitchen. He was preparing dinner and seemed genuinely happy about it. He beamed when he told her the food would be ready in just a few minutes.

Aja couldn’t shake it. Shortly before the swap he had been telling her about how a woman’s place was in the kitchen, and now that he was the wife, he seemed right at home at the stay-at-home wife. Could he have been behind the swap?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Nice

“If it makes you feel any better, you look quite nice today, Jack.”

“Gee, thanks,” Jack said sarcastically, “I guess it feels good to know that I’m managed the skills of making a forty-something year old woman to look good enough to please my dad.”

“That’s not what I meant,” Jack’s father sighed, “It hasn’t been easy for me in your sister’s body either. It hasn’t been easy for anyone in this post-Great Shift world. I was honestly trying to relay a message from your mom. She’s having a hard time in your body, you know. She misses the woman she was. She’s glad to see you adapting well enough, and she likes seeing her old body, well, look nice.”

“Yeah, whatever, ” Jack mumbled under his breath, cracking a little bit. He did have a soft spot for his mom. But he was still a stubborn nineteen year old at heart. He just couldn’t show it, not even now that he was a forty year old woman.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Motivation

Ever since he turned forty, Mark’s wife had been urging him to workout more and to get in shape. Mark did try a few times, but it always seemed to go the same way. He’d go the gym for a day or two, then give up for months at a time. His wife would pester him again, then he’d give it another go. It was just so hard to stay motivated.

Then The Great Shift gave his workout routine a shot in the arm. Suddenly, he was swapped into a new body -- about twenty years younger than this own. It was a lot more fit and had a lot more energy; it also happened to be female. Suddenly, however, it seemed he now had the motivation to workout much more frequently. He went to the gym for an hour every day, and he often found himself workout out at home, finding his new body could stretch in such wondrous ways.

His wife looked on in jealousy. He found herself in a new body as well. While it was about the same age as her previous one, it was also significantly heavier by at least 100 pounds. She now understood why Mark was so unmotivated earlier. It was just so hard to start.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Not Dreaming

When Ronald first woke up on that March morning, he thought he was still dreaming. It was, after all, the most likely explanation. He was in a fancy hotel room he had never seen before, but the more obvious indication that he was dreaming was the fact that he now had the body of a woman.

It all felt so real -- probably more real than any dream he could recall. Maybe all dreams felt like this, and they didn’t feel like a dream until he woke up. Of course, that was his initial course of action, to try to wake up. Nothing seemed to work, so instead he grabbed a bottle from the room’s fridge and started drinking.

He honestly couldn’t remember feeling drunk in a dream before either, but it was happening this time. Speaking of which, shouldn’t something more be happening if this was a dream? Otherwise, it would seem to be a boring one. Then again, what if he wasn’t dreaming?

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Win-Win

Evan approached the young woman in the bar, trying his best moves to get her into bed. She scoffed but made him an offer. If he could beat her in billiards, he could do whatever he wanted to her body. If she one, he had to leave and never see her again forever. Evan figured this was a pretty good bet, and began gloating as soon as he cleared the table.

Evan was smirking, but the woman’s smile seemed downright devilish. The next moment, Evan collapsed onto the pool table. He awoke feeling quite strange.

“Congratulations on winning the bet,” He heard a familiar voice say, “True to my word, you can now do whatever you want with my body.”

Evan soon realized the reason the voice was so familiar -- it was his! But how? Then Evan began to notice he had swapped bodies with the woman.

“Turn us back!” He shouted.

“No way. A deal’s a deal. Now that you are me, you can literally do anything you want with that body. A nice side effect is that I can do whatever I want to yours. As a bonus, I also get my prize as I make my exit and never have to see you again.”

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2540

By the year 2540, technology had become mundane. There wasn’t anything you couldn’t do. For instance, Xavier would look in his mirror in each morning and completely transform his look -- and that really meant a complete transformation. While most people would use the technology to appear a little younger (but still mostly themselves), Xavier took it to an extreme. Today, he decided to be a brunette woman. He didn’t have to worry about makeup, the mirror did that for him. Even his entire body was transformed by the tech. He then got into his autodresser to have the machine select an outfit most flattering to his daily body before teleporting to work.

His co-workers were certainly used to seeing Xavier show up each day looking like a completely different person. In fact, no one was really sure what he actually looked like. The only way they could tell it was him was by his still manly voice. Sure, there was tech that could change that too, but Xavier kind of like the contrast on a day like this...

Friday, March 27, 2020

Men Were Men and Women Were Women

Jeb had been raised in a very conservative household, and even into his 40s he held onto the beliefs that “men were men and women were women.” He didn’t understand many around him who embraced what he considered to be sinful. Things got weird for him when The Great Shift hit, however.

Suddenly, he was now a woman. At first, he tried to embrace this. He figured since he was a woman, he should be as feminine as possible. He considered his new body a “looker” as well, so he thought it made sense to show off and whatnot. This didn’t bother him as much as he thought it would; in fact, he kind of liked it. But when things settled down and social lives kicked in, the idea of dating a fella still seemed weird to him. He knew he was a woman on the outside, but on the inside, he was still a guy. He finally began to consider his views, wondering if maybe some of his friends hadn’t been so crazy after all...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sitting Down

Peter had been feeling pretty good about his life. He had just graduated college, and his dad had hooked him up with a prime interview with a financial firm. He was sure to get the job, and the interview seemed like a mere formality. He rolled out of bed that morning, put on his best suit, and picked up breakfast at the local diner. He skipped the waitress on the tip before hoping on the train. When he arrived, he asked the cute brunette receptionist if he could use the bathroom.

Walking in, the lights seemed to suddenly change. The sleek office seemed duller, and then he caught his reflection int he mirror. It wasn’t his own; it belonged to the waitress he had stiffed on the tip earlier. He began to get nervous, and it only made him more afraid to see the terrified face of the waitress looking back at him instead of his own. If this happened when he entered the bathroom, maybe all he needed to do was walk back out? But before he did that, he realized he still needed to pee really bad. But the thought of doing that as a woman -- it was too much to handle! On the other hand, if he didn’t swap back, he was going to have to get used to peeing sitting down...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Apartment

Jason wasn’t sure what caused him to pass out, but he awoke in an unknown apartment. He explored around a little, noting that the single bedroom inside appeared to belong to a woman. It wasn’t until he was out on the balcony that he noticed the biggest change. In fact, as he looked down at the large orbs on his chest, he wondered why he hadn’t noticed it earlier.

It was clear that he had swapped into a woman’s body -- probably the person who lived in this apartment. But how?

He saw a phone stuffed into the sportsbra. Maybe the internet had some answers? He hoped her phone didn’t have a password! Luckily, it seemed to be set to recognize her fingerprints, and he began to read articles being written about something being called “The Great Shift.” It appears he wasn’t the only one to find himself in a new body today...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hypnotized

Graham looked at the watch. He wondered if what everyone told him was actually possible. What if he hadn’t swapped bodies with Laura? What if he actually WAS Laura, and he had just hypnotized himself to believe that he was Graham? It didn’t make any sense! He had all his memories! He could recall his wedding day, how his first kiss made him feel...yet everyone was telling him he was really Laura -- even the person now in his body! Maybe even he wasn’t really Laura, he should try to hypnotize himself into thinking he really was. At this point, it seemed like the easier option...

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Virus: The Researchers (Part 3)

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Jim couldn’t wait to swap for the final time. He was in communication with the team of researchers every day, cheering on their progress. After two days, Yi Ji swapped for her final time, but Jim was still waiting. Finally, six weeks later it happened. He was most thankful to get his sight back, and the first thing he did was look down to see a shapely body in a little black dress and tall heeled boots. It didn’t matter. He just needed to call the lab to tell them he was going to start coming in again...but where was the phone? He couldn’t find one anywhere.

Then a burly man came in. Jim was relieved. He explained his job as a researcher studying the virus.

The man just scoffed, “You ain’t got no job as a researcher. You work for me. Now you better stop playin’, Honey, because you got a client.” Jim had a feeling he was in a bad situation and would not be able to convince this man to help him...

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Virus: The Researchers (Part 2)

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While in Yi Ji’s body, Jim worked long hours, continuing to make discoveries about the virus -- though they were still a long way from a cure of a vaccine. When he finally had his second swap a few days later, he was glad he did. The world went completely blurry. He could tell he was still a woman by the way his body felt, but he guessed he was just a little bit older than Yi Ji. The woman wore gloves and a mark -- though Jim knew those did little to prevent the virus, many in the public still wore them in an attempt to ward it off.

He knew hie eyes were open, but he couldn’t really make out anything. He could tell where lights were. He could maybe see a shadow of movement or perhaps the color of something if it put it a mere inch or so from his face. But he knew this condition, he was blind. He knew he wouldn’t be able to help in the lab like this. He was sure he could adapt, but it would take a while to learn. And before he could do all that, he was likely to swap again. He only hoped it would be into a body that would be able to continue the research without impediment.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Virus: The Researchers (Part 1)

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Once people began to swap bodies, the public began to panic. Everyone wanted answers. Scientists brought answers as soon as they could. Jim worked as one such lab. He traced the swapping back to a virus. Others on his team started piecing together how it worked. The virus was highly airborne. It would infect a host, grabbing vital pieces of DNA from that host. Then that person would transfer it to a second host. That second host would have to reinfect the original host with their own DNA. The virus would then attack the brain, essentially swapping the two hosts brains. Only a few people showed symptoms besides swapping, and a person only seemed contagious well before swapping. No individual could seemingly swap more than three times, no one seemed to be immune, and nothing seemed to prevent the passing of the disease.

In fact, after about two weeks of working in the lab, even Jim fell victim when he swapped with his fellow researcher, Yi Ji. It aligned with their theory that the first swap was always someone in close physical proximity. Despite his now female body, Jim knew he had to focus to get as much work done as possible. There was no telling with who or when he’d swap next. He had to squeeze in as much work as possible before it happened.

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Virus: Patient Zero (Part 3)

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Over the next few weeks, Nick started reading online and watching TV to find out that he wasn’t the only one who had been swapping bodies. Scientists had discovered a virus responsible for the strange phenomenon. As of right now, no one had swapped more than three times. Nick realized his next swap would probably be his last. And it happened soon enough.

He couldn’t have been more disappointed. Nick once again swapped with a woman. He didn’t know her well, but knew she worked in his office. He knew it was going to be difficult to adapt. She wasn’t the athletic type like he had been. She wasn’t older than his original body as well. She wasn’t as attractive as the previous two women he had been. It all felt like a big let down.

He went back online to search. Maybe somebody else had swapped a fourth time...or a fifth? So far, nothing. Then a year passed. The world was swapped all around, but still no more than three times per person. Nick knew he was stuck. It was time to learn to cope with it.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Virus: Patient Zero (Part 2)

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Nick didn’t spend much longer in the hospital. Figuring he wasn’t really equipped to help out as a nurse (despite looking the part) nor did he care much if he was fired (not his body, not his problem), leaving seemed to be the best option. He did check up on his former body before he left. The doctors seemed to be having quite a commotion about his body’s brain patterns; they seemed to be very different all of a sudden. Nick realized why, but he didn’t feel like speaking out.

He spent the next few days alone in the nurse’s apartment, trying to isolate himself, hoping whatever body swapping disease he seemed to have would just go away. It didn’t. Within a week he found himself in yet another different body, this time a blond woman. He didn’t get sick first this time -- so presumably this woman was fine enough in the nurse’s body. But how did he possibly infect her? Then he looked at his reflection; she seemed familiar. But he hadn’t run into her in the last few days or even at the hospital. It was earlier back when he was a guy, back when he felt perfectly fine. He had hit on her at the grocery store. It hadn’t been too long before he felt sick though...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Virus: Patient Zero (Part 1)

Dedicated to those struggling and suffering in the world right now.

Nick was always an adventurer, traveling to distant places to hike, climb, and camp. On a recent trip, he explored the rainforest and was convinced he had seen things no human had before him. He was, in fact, right; however, in addition to the sights, he also contracted a virus never before known to humanity. For the first month of infection, it showed absolutely no symptoms; Nick was simply a carrier passing it on to others.

It wasn’t until he became violently ill from the virus that he became concerned. He called 911 and was rushed to his local hospital. The doctors and nurses couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. Nick soon fell into a coma.

But a moment later, he was awake, but not in a way anyone could’ve ever predicted. The virus had infected a nurse, allowing the most truly dramatic advanced symptom to take hold, resulting in Nick swapping bodies with her. As he walked the halls, he wondered if he should tell the doctors. Would they even believe him? What sort of virus was this anyhow?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Make Up

“This sh*t isn’t hard at all,” Ted mumbled to himself, “Why does Amy complain all the time about putting on makeup? She looks so good like this. If I’m stuck in her body, I’m going to lather this sh*t on every time I go.”

As he said the words aloud, a slight fear settled in.

“God, I hope I’m not stuck in her body forever. Fun is fun, but come on? Forever? Naw, she’ll chill out and swap us back soon enough. I mean, she only found out about how I slept with her friend, she still has no idea about the time I slept with her sister. She’s forgiven me for worse infidelities.”

Monday, March 16, 2020

Gifted

Lawrence had known Kara ever since they were kids. She was always better than him in every way he could imagine. She was smarter, more talented, better looking by far...even when he tried really hard to excel at something new, she’d take a single try and blow him out of the water. The worst part? She was also much nicer and also more popular. Even when Lawrence became a loner nerd in high school; Kara was nice to him, stayed his friend, and defended him against the other popular kids. She stayed in touch through college, and he tried to stay polite. But, frankly, every time he talked to her he felt annoyed and jealous. She had to have some flaw, right? He wished he could be perfect like her!

Then one day he awoke in a large, unfamiliar room. The nails on his hand were painted. He rushed to a mirror to see Kara’s face looking back at him. He was Kara! He had her body! But he wondered as he looked over at the piano, did he also have her abilities? He sat and began to effortlessly play; it seemed he did! He thought about if Kara was now stuck in his body. For a second, he wanted to laugh; but it quickly faded into a feeling of concern. He also seemed to have Kara’s unbelievable niceness. He knew he had to call her to see if she was okay. But the person on the other end of the phone seemed to actually be Lawrence and not Kara stuck in his body. He stopped short of asking directly, lest being thought of as insane. As he hung up, he realized he now had the most amazing gift in the world.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Treat

Jeremy heard an annoyed grunt as he poured some soda into his cup.

“What’s the problem?” He turned around to ask his girlfriend.

“You’re going to make me fat! I’m going to have to buy an entirely new wardrobe!” She complained.

“Relax. It’s been a month since the Shift, I’ve been drinking soda everyday, and your pants haven’t gotten any more difficult to squeeze on each morning! Besides, on your insistence I got the salad instead of the burger. I really wanted that triple bacon cheeseburger, you know? I can at least treat myself with a soda!”

“Fine. Just don’t complain to me when my pants no longer fit and your first to wear one of my flowing dresses or a loose skirt.”

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Disgust

The moment it happened, John felt a feeling of disgust. He had swapped bodies with some chick! The thought it was repulsive. That meant between his legs he had a -- he didn’t even want to say it! He could feel his body move in uncomfortable ways as he walked. He felt the strap of a bra digging into his shoulders and back. How did women deal with any of this!? He didn’t care that he was in public and making a scene! He didn’t care people were filming his freak out! He just wanted his own body back!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Other End (Part 2)

A few seconds later, Edward looked at his surroundings. He was certainly no longer at the beach, but inside a rather sterile office. He was feeling excited that the teleporter had actually worked and he celebrated until he remembered what the woman was saying right before this thing started to work. She mentioned swapping.

Then he looked down. He had become a woman!

“What the hell!?” He screamed.

“Were you not told about the swapping?” A man asked.

“I guess it was mentioned, but you made me a chick! I thought this was a teleporter!”

“You signed the release, Ma'am -- er, Sir. It clearly stated that it only teleports minds and not the physical body with no guarantee about the type of body you’ll end up with.”

“Well, I want to go back!”

“You’ll have to wait for the next participant.”

“She ran off with my body!?”

“It was all in the release, Sir.”

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Other End

Edward couldn’t help but notice the odd device set up on the sidewalk not far from the beach.

“What the hell is this?” He asked the woman tending to it.

“It’s a teleporter,” She said.

“Seriously? Cool. Are you guys demonstrating? Can I use it?”

“Yes, you’l be teleported to our corporate office, but --”

“Naw, whatever it is, I’m in.”

“Okay, but you at least need to sign these consent forms.”

Edward quickly signed and then waited. Finally he asked what he hold up was.” “Any second now,” The woman explained, “We’re just waiting for someone to agree to swap with you on the other end.”

“Swap with -- ?” Edward was cut off as the teleporter began to activate.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Internship Program

No one at the company could understand why Jack Greyson was so interested in the intern program this year. As a CEO, Jack was well above micromanaging the selection process for interns, yet he had asked for names, pictures, and profiles for all candidates. He even personally selected six that he demanded be offered an internship. Many suspected with his advanced age that Jack was going crazy. On the interns first day, they received a tour, which Jack interrupted. Jack ended up showing the young college students around the offices, but in the middle of it, he dropped dead on the office floor. Doctors were rushed in, the interns were rushed out. But it was too late. Jack was dead. Or was he?

It would be a few days later when the will was discovered. It seemed Jack left his entire fortune to a young woman named Shannon Callaghan, one of the interns he had selected. Everyone was puzzled...except for Shannon, or perhaps she should be called Jack.

He had planed it all. He had discovered the secret of immortality; he had just needed to find a few host. The intern program was perfect for this. He made his choice and prepped his will. Then it was just a matter of having his soul leave his own body and take over Shannon’s. It all worked out perfectly, and he couldn’t be happier to be a pretty, young college junior with a multi-million fortune.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fooling Around

Alex and Lei had been dating for months, but had never been able to fool around with each other without their parents around. They figured they were both eighteen -- legally adults -- and should be allowed to do whatever they wanted; their parents, of course, disagreed. It was Lei who suggested trying magic; Alex was skeptical. But she insisted they use a body swap spell she found to swap with her parents. The spell would leave her parents in their body unaware of the changes.

Alex reluctantly agreed to try, and Lei cast the spell. He was surprised that it worked, but something went wrong. Instead of swapping with Lei’s dad, he was now in the body of her mom. Meanwhile, Lei was her own father. She suggested they still try fooling around, but Alex wasn’t sure. It would’ve been weird to be Lei’s dad, but being her mom was a bridge too far. He suggested that he and Lei swap with each other, but they tried to spell again and it didn’t work! Alex was worried he was now trapped int he body of a 50-year-old woman!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Building Your Case

“If you must know, Mr. Conklin, they aren’t real,” Reid Watts explained, “I was visiting a gentlemen’s club when the Great Shift occurred, and I swapped with one of the dancers. Despite your drooling over my appearance, I am still one of the best lawyers you’ll be able to get for your case -- which brings us back to the topic at hand.”

Reid continued, “Obviously, many people have had trouble claiming their lives since the Great Shift. The person in your original body claims to be unshifted, and many others have claimed to be you. Undoubtedly, they are all after your vast fortune. Luckily, the law has established many protections to ensure proper possession of assets. I even had to prove my own case first before assisting hundreds of others.

“Now, the first question is going to be about why it took you so long to come forward. Finding yourself in a remote village of a third world country certainly begins to cover that, and it looks like -- Mr. Conklin, could you please not stare at my chest like that. My eyes are up here, thank you.”

Sunday, March 8, 2020

No Promises

Lucas wanted to ignore the ringing sound coming from the purse now slung over his arm, but it kept buzzing and vibrating enough that he finally gave in.

“’Sup,” He snarled.

“Raquel, thank goodness. Are you okay?” The voice on the other end asked.

“So that’s this chick’s name? Yeah, I’m not her. I mean, I AM her, but I’m not her.”

“Oh, God, I had hoped she wasn’t affected by this weird body swapping thing. But I guess she was; I mean, I guess you were. I guess you both were. Please don’t do anything weird to my girlfriend’s body!”

“Honestly, Bro, with a hot bod like this, I can’t make any promises...”

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Worst Day So Far

It had been two days after his eighteenth birthday when Jim’s dad showcased his new invention that resulted in Jim swapping bodies with his own mom. The week after that had been tough, but today was especially bad for Jim. He arrived at the football field a half hour before practice ended; it was early enough to see how things were going, but not so early as to seem like he was just there for pick up time. He was actually surprised to see how well his mom was doing out there. He had hopes in the back of his head that she’d be screwing it all up. It would’ve made the news he had to tell her that much easier. She was doing great in his body while he was doing terrible in hers. In fact, he had done so bad at her job today that he had gotten her fired. It wasn’t going to be easy to tell her. Of course, it got even worse when they both got home and their dad had even worse news. He wasn’t going to be able to fix the body swapping machine for at least several months. Jim and his mom would be stuck in each other’s bodies.

Friday, March 6, 2020

No Man Had Ever Returned

While most of the tallest mountains had long been scaled by great mountaineers in the past, several of the most dangerous peaks still remained to be conquered. Edgar Potts had traveled to a remote section of the Earth to climb a mountain where the locals told tales of how no man has ever returned from the summit. This was just the sort of challenge Edgar was looking for! He assembled a small team of locals and began to ascend. It took several weeks to get near the top -- much easier than Edgar actually expected -- but with literally steps to go, his team stopped in their tracks. They refused to go to the top with Edgar. He tried insisting, hoping they would share in his glory, but they all held back. About an hour later, Edgar returned to his team. He sat down on a block of ice stunned. It was another hour before he spoke. He described stepping onto the summit, feeling the warmth of the sun shining on him, then he felt a burning and he realized his body was changing. There was nothing he could do as he transformed from male into female. The rest of his team rolled their eyes. They had tried to warn him from the beginning. No man had, in fact, ever returned from the summit. The gods had transformed every single last one into women as soon as they dared get that close to the heavens. Edgar may have been an outsider, but he was no exception to the rule and the magic of the land.
While most of the tallest mountains had long been scaled by great mountaineers in the past, several of the most dangerous peaks still remained to be conquered. Edgar Potts had traveled to a remote section of the Earth to climb a mountain where the locals told tales of how no man has ever returned from the summit. This was just the sort of challenge Edgar was looking for! He assembled a small team of locals and began to ascend. It took several weeks to get near the top -- much easier than Edgar actually expected -- but with literally steps to go, his team stopped in their tracks. They refused to go to the top with Edgar. He tried insisting, hoping they would share in his glory, but they all held back.

About an hour later, Edgar returned to his team. He sat down on a block of ice stunned. It was another hour before he spoke. He described stepping onto the summit, feeling the warmth of the sun shining on him, then he felt a burning and he realized his body was changing. There was nothing he could do as he transformed from male into female.

The rest of his team rolled their eyes. They had tried to warn him from the beginning. No man had, in fact, ever returned from the summit. The gods had transformed every single last one into women as soon as they dared get that close to the heavens. Edgar may have been an outsider, but he was no exception to the rule and the magic of the land.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Truth

“I get that y’all think I’m Becca; that you don’t believe my story about swapping bodies with her,” Waylon explained, “But I challenge you to climb this fence and head over to that little shed in there. There’ll be some weird thing that’ll zap you, and you’ll end up back outside of the fence in the wrong body. So, seriously, if you doubt me, just go in and try it for yourself. You’ll see I ain’t lying.”

Waylon wasn’t surprised that his friends looked hesitant. They still didn’t believe that he wasn’t Becca, but none of them wanted to take the risk that he was telling the truth.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Waiting

When Greg found himself in a new body as a result of the Great Shift, he didn’t panic regardless of the chaos around him. He didn’t swap too far from his apartment, so he went to the door and rang the buzzer.

There was no answer.

So he waited. He figured the person in his body would return soon enough. Maybe they checked their own home as well. Greg began to consider his options and looked through the purse he had held at the time of the Shift. The address on the ID wasn’t far. Maybe he should check to see if the woman whose body he now had was waiting for him there with whatever body she had now? Or maybe he could just use the keys in this purse to enter so he could change out of these leather pants...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Enjoying a Vacation

Teleportation pods were installed in about half a dozen places at first, but within a short time period there were hundreds all over the globe (and a few on the moon and Mars as well). It was simple, you sat in an object that looked like a chair, type in your destination along with your departure and return time into the keypad on the armrest, then the pod would get to work. It would search for another pod at the location specified, once two people matched, it would transmit each person’s brain into the other’s body. This allowed for instant transit across many miles.

Of course, there was no guarantee about the body you’d end up in. Byron was using the teleportation pods for the first time and was a little surprised to find himself in a woman’s body. He was probably a foot shorter, over a hundred pounds thinner, and pasty white. He chuckled to himself imagining this woman now that she was an overweight, balding black man. He was enjoying this vacation already.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Report to HR

After a year of working with her boss’s sexist and racist comments, Jodi finally reported Tony to HR. The next day, she noticed he wasn’t in his office. Around lunchtime, Jodi felt a hand on her shoulder, and she heard a voice say, “I came here to apologize.”

Jodi swung around in her chair, expecting to see the woman from HR. Instead she saw a woman with a face that looked remarkably like her own.

“What the hell?” Jodi asked.

“Oh, sorry, you must be very confused.” The woman said, “It’s me; it’s Tony. HR told me about the report, and then they used the DNA of you they have on file to turn me into a copy of you. And I’ve got to say I’ve learned my lesson. The way some people treated you, myself included, was completely unacceptable.”

“They told you it was me who reported you?” Jodi asked before pausing to add, “Wait, they have my DNA on file?” Then adding an additional, “They can turn you into a copy of me?”

Tony nodded, “They have everyone’s DNA. They do it for temporary learning exercises like this. At least, I HOPE it’s temporary.”

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Open

Mike was unbelievably thankful when stores began to open up again after The Great Shift. The body swapping even caused chaos and confusion throughout the world. Mike found himself in a hotel room thousands of miles away from home in a woman’s body. It also seemed her suitcase was filled with nothing but short skirts, revealing tops, and very high heels. None of it was comfortable. He wanted to go home, but transportation options were all shut down. Even buying things like sweatpants were out of the question, because stores were all shuttered. It took a few days for things to get back to normal with basic needs like grocery stores and restaurants opening first. The department stores soon followed, and Mike was so happy to buy even the most basic things to fit his new body while suiting his own personal tastes.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day

Logically, it made no sense; scientifically, it seemed impossible; but every time Leap Day rolled around, Herbert found himself in someone else’s body. More specifically, he was in the body of a Asian woman named Mi Rae exactly one quarter his own age. Celebrating his own eightieth birthday this year, Mi Rae was now twenty. Over the years, he had gone from resenting the day to looking forward to it. It felt great to be young again -- even if it was for just a day, and even if he had to be a woman for that time. This year, as he found himself becoming Mi Rae once again and feeling her long, smooth, still dark hair, he realized he didn’t ever want to go back to being Herbert once the day was over. He wanted to be young again for good. Could he find a way to stay as Mi Rae?

Friday, February 28, 2020

Pink Fog (Part 3)

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Things settled down fairly quickly in the weeks that followed as people adapted to their new bodies. There were a few scattered reports of pink fog appearing in rural areas, but nothing like what had affected the city.

Jason was among those who had adapted to his new body. He knew he was a woman now, but he still wasn’t fully comfortable with that fact. When he bought new clothes for himself, he stuck to jeans and pants, leaving the only dress he owned being the one he had found himself wearing when first swapped into this body. The same with shoes; he bought only sneakers. He did adapt to carrying a purse, as the pockets of women’s pants did seem ill-suited to holding anything; though he tended to forget it just about everywhere. He also had a lot to learn about his new anatomy. He had a scheduled appointment to see a doctor, but was hesitant to actually go in, opting instead to wander just outside and look at some store fronts. Each time he did something that acknowledged his new gender felt like he was also reconciling with the fact he’d never get his own body back. Each step was depressing in a way, and this next step of seeing a doctor was a big one.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pink Fog (Part 2)

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Jason walked around the city to find that it was in a total state of chaos. He wasn’t sure how many people the pink fog had affected, but it was a lot. But the chaos wasn’t just because of people who swapped bodies, it was also because of the people that didn’t. They didn’t understand something big had just happened, and the idea that a good number of people weren’t who they appeared to be was a tough concept to wrap their heads around.

Jason looked down the block to see a man attempting to embrace a blond woman -- presumably his wife or girlfriend’s body -- only to have the woman try to punch him. Meanwhile, a rather burly gentleman -- presumably the man’s actual wife or girlfriend -- broke up the flight before embracing the man.

He saw more than a few people crying like toddlers or babies as well.

His own situation of becoming a woman now seemed downright manageable compared to everything else he saw.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Pink Fog

The strange pink fog started out small. It spread over a couple, then a small group. It continued from there until its haze spread across a few miles at its maximum reach. Despite the odd color, no one had any clue about the pink fog or what it could do. That is until it started to dissipate.

As the fog retreated, people began to randomly swap bodies with other people leaving the fog’s reach. Jason had been at the edge of the fog’s reach and walked out; suddenly he realized he was wearing heels and a dress. He could taste something fruity on his lips -- the fog had swapped his body with a woman!

He thought about rushing back in to attempt another swap, but by the time he turned around, the fog was contracting much too quickly for him to catch up. He knew he was stuck! But he certainly wasn’t the only one. People all around the city now had new bodies.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Stone Fragment

“So to the right of that tree, you can see the boulder,” Arthur explained, “I chiseled a small fragment of it off, and that’s what you encountered in my lab. If you touch that rock, you should both swap back to your own bodies.”

“Thanks, Arthur,” Mei said, “I certainly haven’t minded a younger body, but it just isn’t fair to Rachel for her to be stuck in my older body. Are you going to take another piece of it for your tests?”

“Absolutely. I just need to stand clear to not get caught up in your swap, then wait for you clear the area in order to not trigger another one.”

“It would be so much easier if Francine just returned the piece she stole from you...along with your body, of course.”

“I still have no idea why she did it, or what her plan is. But finding this stone that has the ability to swap bodies when two people touch it is so groundbreaking and exciting that I can’t dwell too much on the fact that I know have Francine’s body. I’m more upset by how much effort it was to come out here to get another fragment!”

Monday, February 24, 2020

Need to Know (Part 4)

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The text messages from Lea quickly tapered off. She’d only respond with short, dodging answers when Chuck asked questions, and those eventually stopped as well. It didn’t take long for him to fall into a pattern of being a bit of a shut in and drinking.

Lance used to text him a lot too (thinking he was Lea) with messages that ranged from flirting to obscene. These became less frequent as well as Chuck kept coming up with excuses to avoid Lance. In fact, by now they were almost non-existent.

While he certainly couldn’t complain, he began to think about his situation a lot. Did Lea even want her body back? Was he happy being him? Maybe he should just embrace that he was now Lea? At this point, it didn’t seem like a bad plan...

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Need to Know (Part 3)

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After the bath, Chuck got dressed in some of Lea’s clothes by carefully following her instructions. He wasn’t planning on going anywhere, he just wanted to get used to the habit. It was a little easier than he expected, but he was wondering if he was just getting used to things -- Lea’s body no longer felt as strange as it did earlier either.

Once he was done, he decided to look through Lea’s kitchen knowing exactly what he wanted to do next. There was no beer in her fridge, but there was a bottle of wine chilling. It would be perfect. he began to down the whole thing. Maybe he would get drunk enough to just pass out; maybe he’d wake up and learn this was just some terrible nightmare. It felt all too real at the moment, but as the alcohol made it’s way through his body, he began to have more and more hope that it was all just a dream...

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Need to Know (Part 2)

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The first text Chuck got was pretty simple. It contained Lea’s address with some quick directions. By the time he arrived at her place, she had sent him countless more. There were texts about how to do makeup, how to take care of her hair, what to wear, what not to wear, how to pick a matching purse, what to do at the gym for a workout, and so on. Chuck realized there wasn’t a single text about how to do Lea’s job or what Lea’s job even was.

Maybe it wasn’t time to stress about any of this yet. Maybe he should just relax for the night. What did women do to relax? Take a bubble bath or some shit like that? Chuck laughed to himself as he imagined taking off his clothes and slipping into the bath. He had to do it eventually, right?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Need to Know (Part 1)

Chuck wasn’t surprised when he answered to door to find his roommate’s girlfriend there. Lea came by often even when Lance wasn’t around. Chuck told her he expected Lance any minute, and she could hang around until he got there. What Chuck didn’t expect was to suddenly swap bodies with Lea.

He sat down on the couch to get his bearings. Lance liked well-endowed women, and Lea was no exception. Chuck felt weird having her curves and had to stop himself from feeling his new body up considering Lea was standing right there with his body.

“We need to figure out a way to swap back and fast!” Chuck exclaimed, “Lance is going to be home any minute, and I know how quick he leans in to kiss you.”

Lea thought for a moment. “You need to go back to my place,” She said, “If Lance tries anything with you, it’s like he’s cheating on me. I won’t stand for it. I don’t know if we will figure out a way to switch back soon...or ever. But I do know Lance gets here and starts kissing you I will be mad. I’ll text you anything you need to know.”

Chuck reluctantly agreed as he stood back up, teetering on Lea’s heels, and hustled as quickly as he could out the door.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Twisted (Part 5)

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Jeff did his best to adjust to living Cynthia’s life. He wore her clothes; he went to bed with her husband; he hung with her friends. He hated all of it. He’d often regret leaving the prison with this body, thinking if he stayed longer he might’ve escaped with a better body.

Then one day while pumping gas, it dawned on him. What if the experiment hadn’t been swapping bodies inside the prison? What if that small hope of escape had been planned by whoever was running the test? Would he take the escape despite this very different body (which he obviously did take)? And what if they were still watching him now? What if this body was just a different type of prison and a different type of experiment?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Twisted (Part 4)

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Escaping from the facility ultimately proved to be difficult. By the time Jeff was able to figure out a clear path forward, the way back now seemed impossible to track. He had hopes of leading the authorities to this place, but that now seemed exceedingly unlikely. Besides, what was he going to tell them? That he was imprisoned and had his brain switched with multiple people against his will? It sounded insane. He’d be locked in a mental institute for sure. Ultimately, he decided to play dumb, go the police and pretend to have amnesia.

It took some time for the police to match Jeff with a missing person, Cynthia Hendrix. While Jeff had been trapped in that prison for some time, Cynthia had only been missing about a week. She lived with her husband in the suburbs. It was an awkward and difficult adjustment for Jeff. He had to deal with being a woman, having a husband he was an absolute stranger to, and friends who knew more about his current life than he did. The amnesia angle seemed to help him out here, but he was still stuck in a life he never would’ve chosen for himself.