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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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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Fit

Alex had been walking by a gym when the Great Shift struck, and he ended up swapping bodies with a woman who was on her way inside. The first thing he noticed was, of course, his new gender, as he gently cupped his unfamiliar parts. And the next thing he noticed was how good he felt, like he was full of energy and ready to run up and down a hill. He guessed this woman must go the gym often, which was quite in contrast to Alex’s own lifestyle of sitting on the couch and playing video games. He was kind of assuming that maybe the woman he swapped with was less happy about the swap.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Down in the Park

Fred’s head was feeling hazy and confused; it was as though all the blood had rushed to it for no good reason. As he tried to shake the feeling, he looked across the park.

His jaw dropped in shock as he lifted a finger to point, “That’s my body. What’s it doing over there?”

He paused for a moment to look as his finger, and then asked more questions, “Why is my nail long and painted? And what’s wrong with my voice?”

He then screamed in a pitch higher than he could ever imagine he could make as he realized he was now in the body of a woman. He wasn’t the only one though. It seemed everyone in the entire park had swapped with someone else.

The hazy feeling had gone away, and now Fred was in outright panic mode. He had swapped bodies with a woman! 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Closer Forever

All the guests had left, and Robert and Jane were basking in the glow of their newlywed love in the now empty reception hall. They hardly even noticed the old lady wander in off the street.

“Do you love your new bride?” The lady approached Robert and asked.

“Of course,” He replied.

“And you want to be close to her forever? Be with her?”

“Yes, yes.” He said hoping the woman would leave.

Instead she waved her hand, which caused Robert and Jane to pass out. Robert awoke some time later, feeling quite strange. He couldn’t seem to move the left half of his body, but looking down it actually wasn’t his body at all! Then he looked over to see himself in a mirror and it got even weirder. He was a one head of a two-headed Jane! 

A few minutes later, Jane’s side awoke. She was just as freaked out as her husband.

“What did that old lady do to us? Where did she go? She needs to fix this!” Jane screamed.

“I guess she made me close to you,” Robert said, feeling very with Jane’s voice coming from his mouth, “To make me be with you. I’ll love you no matter what, but we do need to find her and get her to fix it. But we’ll need to coordinate. We each seem to only control half your body...”

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Not Easy

Ed had never realized how difficult morning routines could be for a woman. Blow drying hair, doing makeup, picking an outfit -- it was just so time consuming. In fact, being a woman for the rest of the day was also pretty stressful. He realized this was probably all part of the experiment that he signed up for, to be in someone else’s body for a month. He just hadn’t expected to swap with a woman! The other strange piece of the swap was that despite feeling anxiety and stress about it all, he also seemed to KNOW how to do it all. It was like he kept certain pieces of the woman he swapped with. He was a little worried about anything that might linger when he returned to his own body.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Not Held Back

Much like the rest of the world, Lewis found himself inside a very different body as a result of the Great Shift. When it happened, he asked a few people around the location he was now in to confirm he wasn’t the only one, then he quickly developed a plan. He recognized the area, noting it was only about two miles from where he lived; it was a reasonable walk. He could get into his house with the hidden spare key, then he’d just wait for more information to become available.

However, as he began to set out, he was impeded by his own feet. He was having some serious difficulty walking thanks to the heels on this body’s shoes. Balancing was tough, and he’d have to go much slower than he planned. He told himself he could still do it -- and maybe it’d get easier, or maybe he’d find new shoes along the way. He knew he was moving awkwardly and probably not very ladylike, even if now was most certainly a lady. As he continued to move along, he felt a bra strap digging into him, the long hair on his head made him sweat. And speaking of sweat, the leather pants were also quite annoying for that reason, in addition to being tight and tough to move in. Still, he wasn’t going to let any of this hold him back.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Miles

“Jen...I know this is going to sound crazy, but don’t hang up the phone. This is your boyfriend Neil calling.” Neil paused while Jen talked.

“I know its crazy, but I was working on an invention in the basement and something weird happened. Suddenly, I was outside in someone else’s body. I don’t know who she is or how it happened, or if it even has anything to do with my invention. But I think it probably did. I just need you to go downstairs and make sure I don’t...I mean, make sure my body doesn’t do anything crazy, like smash the device. I need to figure out where I am and how to get home, and it looks like...”

Neil’s heart sank as he looked at a sign, “Like I’m 3,000 miles from home.”

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Last Resort

It had been a rough day for Jason. He had been minding his own business when he swapped bodies with that ballerina on the street. They tried banging their heads together, wishing, a fortune teller, and much more. As a last hope, Jason entered a church. He wasn’t religious, but he even tried praying. It also didn’t work, so then he just put his feet up and resigned to the fact that this was his body now. He guessed that he would have to learn how to dance, as he imagined there was little else on this woman’s resume.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bolt

The rain was coming down hard. There was thunder and lightning in the sky. Aaron stood on the side of pool with umbrella. He looked over his shoulder at Deborah.

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” He asked her with a nervous smile.

“We swapped bodies last time we were in this pool when that weird lightning bolt struck it while we swam. Maybe if another bolt strikes it again we’ll swap back,” She reasoned.

“But that bolt struck on a clear day out of nowhere. It wasn’t normal. It was almost like magic. This feels like a real storm...a dangerous one at that!”

“Can you think of any other time lightning will strike? It’s been a week since we’ve even had any rain. Now maybe you’re enjoying my body. Maybe you love that one piece swimsuit and my skirts and dresses. Maybe in another week you’ll just love sticking a tampon --”

Aaron cut her off, “I get it! Let’s give this a try! But I sure hope we end up back in our own bodies and not the hospital.”

Friday, July 3, 2020

Dorm

For the first few months of the school year, no one in the freshman dorm questioned how Tony got a bunch of beer every Saturday night. But a few guys got suspicious and followed him after class one Friday night. They were shocked when he used an odd looking medallion that transformed him into a woman -- one that was old enough to buy beer! A few of the guys followed Tony to the store; the others nabbed the medallion from Tony’s room. They couldn’t quite figure out how it worked, so ultimately they gave up and threw it in the trash.

The next day, Tony panicked when he couldn’t find the medallion. One of the guys overheard him and confessed what they had done. Tony freaked out. Without the medallion, he’d be stuck like this! The guy just shrugged and told Tony that at least he could still keep getting beer for everyone.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Taste Buds

It was one of the things no one talked much about after The Great Shift; how everything just tasted different. Joe noticed it instantly. Things he used to love now tasted bland; foods that formerly disgusted him were now delicious. He guessed it made sense; after all, he (much like the rest of the world) now had a completely different set of taste buds along with a completely different body.

Still, when the fast food joint reopened by his house, he hoped his fond memories would win out over his new tongue. However, one bite and he was instantly disappointed. The burger was no longer delicious; it was gross. He scowled. He could live with being a woman, but how could he live hating the foods he once loved?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mixer (Part 4)

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The next day was Sunday, and Greg reluctantly put on another one of Karen’s conservative outfits. He headed straight to the store in order to buy more comfortable stuff to wear. He might still have to dress like this during the week, but he could at least wear something relaxing on the weekend, right? Shopping in the women’s section felt weird.

As he looked, he felt the phone in his purse vibrate. He had a message. He knew the number; it was his own. Karen was texting him about the body swap; she was not happy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mixer (Part 3)

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Waking up the next morning proved to be difficult. Not only was Greg dealing with quite the hangover, but he also had to come to realization that he had swapped bodies all over again. Last night had felt so hazy -- not even so much a dream as almost completely non-existent. He tried to remember what had happened to cause the swap, but he couldn’t. Another visit to the mirror, and he once again recognized the face. This time the name Miss Won popped into his head -- or Karen.

After some coffee and breakfast, he dug through her closet to find something to wear. Greg realized he probably shouldn’t have been surprised to find a wardrobe that seemed to really suit a high school teacher, but that’s exactly what he found. He felt so stupid wearing a dress, but it also seemed he didn’t have much of a choice. He was just glad it was Saturday, and he could just hide out in Karen’s home and hope to swap back some time in the next two days.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Mixer (Part 2)

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The atmosphere was obviously different from the kegger Greg was just at. The wine mixer was held at someone’s apartment in the nice part of town, classical music was playing, and there were conversations about politics and PBS shows. Greg just retreated to the corner to sit at the kitchen table. He tried downing the wine quickly like a beer at first, but soon settled on a more eloquent sipping.

He seemed to be the only one in someone else’s body. Or if they were, everyone was certainly acting really well at being normal -- or as normal as he guessed these people would act. 

He sat for some time. From time to time, he’d chuckle due to the amount he had to drink or just by reflecting on the sheer absurdity of the situation. The crowd had thinned out considerably before anyone noticed him sitting all alone.

The host offered to get his coat and purse. Greg responded with the truth, that he was a 19 year old boy trapped in a woman’s body and that he didn’t recall where he lived. Another guest chalked up the crazy talk by assuming Karen had too much to drink -- which was also the truth in a way -- and offered to help get Greg home to Karen’s apartment. Greg accepted.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Mixer (Part 1)

One minute Greg had been chugging beers at a frat party and the next he found himself applying lipstick in the bathroom of a wine mixer, looking into a mirror and seeing a face that was not his own. He could taste the lipstick, which was no worse than foul cheap beer he had just been drinking. And it didn’t take him wrong to recognize the face.

She had taught at the high school he had graduated from not all that long ago. What was her name? Miss Wu? Miss Wong? Something like that. He had never had her, but some of his friends did. She was a young teacher and considered a bit of a pushover. Despite being young, she was still older than Greg had been. He guessed he was now about ten years older, and -- of course -- now a woman. But it didn’t make any sense. Why did he suddenly swap bodies with one of the teachers at his former high school?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Walk-In

Adam stood in awe after walking into Esther’s closet. It was huge, and every inch was packed with clothes, shoes, and handbags. He was trapped in her body for a week, and he was glad he was’t going to have to worry about laundry. He hadn’t been concerned about picking out an outfit until he saw all this; now he understood why Esther had given him so many instructions. Of course, he could only remember bits and pieces of what she said. He was going to have to text her to figure this all out. This was going to be more complicated than he imagined.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Family Dinner

Carl definitely regretted telling his best friend Edwin about the odd necklace he had found. You put the thing around your neck, touched a piece of clothing to it, and you became the last person who wore that clothing. Edwin had asked Carl for way too many favors with this thing. It was one thing when Edwin used it on himself, but for the latest favor he had begged Carl to transform himself into Edwin’s ex-girlfriend, Miriam, to attend a family dinner. Carl had never used the medallion to become a woman before, and he reluctantly agreed. While it felt weird having a woman’s body, the dinner was even weirder.

Most of Edwin’s family were jerks to Miriam; it was no wonder she broke up with him. The worst part was that Edwin would laugh along as they cracked jokes at her expense. Carl knew he technically wasn’t Miriam, but he still felt like he was the one being attacked -- because in a very real way he was. He couldn’t wait for this dinner to be over with. Once he was back to his own body, he was going to tell Edwin that there would be no more favors -- ever.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Going to Kill Her...

“I don’t care if that’s actually my body; if Jean doesn’t swap back the next time I see her, I’m going to shoot her,” A very angry David said to his friend Max while brandishing a gun, “After I shoot her, I’ll probably kill myself because I can’t stand being a woman anymore. Between menstrual cycles and bras and guys hitting on me, I can’t take it anymore.”

“Calm down, dude,” Max replied, “It can’t be that bad, can it?”

“Hey, man, if you want to try it, we’ve got the spell book. All it takes is two willing parties. Jean’s body can be all yours.”

“Okay, okay, I get it. I just hope threatening her with that thing works. I don’t want to be cleaning both your guts off the floor if you actually go through with this.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hitchhiking

After the Great Shift struck, Jim found himself awakening miles from home on the beach inside a woman’s body. He had no ID, no phone, and the only thing he was wearing was a skimpy bikini. He didn’t know who he was now, and the only thing he wanted to do was get home  in order to figure things out. Without many options and deciding his new body was fairly attractive, he decided to try to hitchhike. At first, he would look for men driving and try to signal to be picked up, but he quickly realized the flaw in his thinking -- people that looked like men might not actually be men thanks to the Shift, much like him. So he started signaling to women too until finally someone stopped.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Skeptical

Payal had told Kyle she had no idea how they swapped bodies. While Kyle told Payal he believed her, he was actually quite skeptical. For starters, Kyle knew he had a pretty desirable life. His parents were rich and he was only a few weeks away from graduating law school. On the other hand, he had heard Payal complaining about her family flying a man over for her arranged marriage that she desperately wanted to avoid. Plus, she worked as an assistant in the library -- the salary was low, but it gave her access to an insane amount of information. Kyle was sure one of these books had to have some sort of magic spells about body swapping or something. Or maybe it was from something they kept in the back. He wasn’t sure, but he was sure he’d find it. After all, the last thing he wanted to be was still stuck in Payal’s body when this dude came over to marry her!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Idle Wish (Part 3)

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None of the wishes seemed to be working. Jonathan realized he was stuck and knew this was his new life now. He quickly began to ponder the positives. For starters, he wouldn’t have to worry about the terrible time he had been having at work. Also, this body was quite attractive. He wonder what his job was like, what his life in this new body would be like. How would he even figure any of it out?

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Idle Wish (Part 2)

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It still didn’t seem logically possible, but if a wish had caused this, maybe another wish could fix it. Jonathan closed his eyes tightly and wished to be back to normal. He wished to return to the body he had five minutes ago. He wished to be a guy again. He kept thinking of different ways to word the wish, but nothing seemed to work. He was still absolutely stuck in this body, and there didn’t seem to be anything he could do about it.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Idle Wish (Part 1)

It had been a particularly bad day at work for Jonathan. He showed up late, lost a big account, and got a warning that he was on thin ice. It was just for a brief moment that he wished he could be someone else, live a completely different life. And just as suddenly, he became someone else. He looked down at his now slender arm encased in yellow fabric. This arm wasn’t his; this body wasn’t his! His haphazard wish had actually come true. He was someone else -- a woman! Whoever heard of such an idle wish actually coming true? It seemed impossible, yet here he was in an entirely new body.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Vestigial Thoughts

“Hello?” A voice inside Irwin’s head asked, “What’s going on? Why can’t I control my own body?”

“Curious,” Irwin said aloud, “You’re still here.”

“How are you saying that with my mouth? With my voice? Who are you?”

“Allow me to explain. You and I are both participants in a fantastic experiment, merging the best of ourselves into one single entity. For you, it was mostly your, uh, physical attributes. For me, it was mostly my mind with it’s superior intellect. I must say that after I completed my experiment, I did not expect my optical orifices to be inseparable from my brain. And I certainly didn’t expect your vestigial thoughts.”

“So you expected my thoughts to just sort of die off? You killed me and stole my body? And now I’m just a voice inside my own head? A head YOU are currently in control of?”

“You need not be so terse in your descriptions. I assure you that I did pan to dump the leftover together eventually.  My body would likely be...adequate for you.”

“I know nothing about you, but I am absolutely sure I do not want to be you!”

“I’m afraid you will have no choice in the matter...”

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Insider Trading

Julie ran down the hill to the dock, as she looked on in horror upon seeing her boyfriend toss the medallion into the river. There was no way she could get there in time to stop him.

“Michael, what the hell are you doing?” She screamed.

She watched Michael turned around to brandish a smile that was almost unsettling, considering it was actually on her own face.

“When I showed you the medallion and asked you to switch bodies with me, did you actually think I wanted to be you? To be a woman? To feel our intimacy from this side? I needed to lull you, get you to fall asleep after a night of passion, then come down here and toss the damn medallion to keep us stuck like this forever.”

“But why? If you don’t want to be a woman? Or me? Why would you do this?”

“Because the SEC is on their way -- with the police -- with the FBI. I did a lot of insider trading that finally caught up to me, and now they’re coming to arrest me.Or should I say, coming to arrest you. I am now technically completely innocent, since they’ll never believe any kind of crazy body swapping story. That leaves you to face the consequences of my crimes, and I can just continue on as you. It’s not what I wanted, but it’s better than jail.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Adjustments

“So first you complain that I am dressed too prudish, then I go into the bathroom to make some adjustments and now you’re saying I look too slutty?” Christopher complained, “Jesus, Jen! We’ve switched bodies, and I’m doing my best, but you’ve got to grant me some leeway here! You should just be glad I figured out how to put on a bra this morning! All of this is very complicated for someone whose never done it before!”

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Stoked

Grant thought robbing a convenience store was going to be easy. In hindsight, his first mistake probably was doing it in broad daylight. He hadn’t even actually robbed the guy before the police showed up. He was pretty sure that he was going to be arrested or shot. But it also seemed fate would intervene, and it would be that moment that the even which would come to be known as The Great Shift took place.

Grant couldn’t have been more stoked to be in a different body in a different part of town. Heck, he didn’t care that it was the body of a woman; he was just glad he wasn’t going to die today! He did a quick celebration before taking stock of his new body. She must’ve been out jogging or something, and she seemed pretty athletic. It wasn’t going to be too bad; he could work with this.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Underground Salon

With his barber closed, William didn’t know where he was going to get his hair cut. His wife suggested an underground salon she had been going to, and William reluctantly agreed.

It was definitely fancier than his barber and surprisingly more relaxing, too. He nearly fell asleep as they washed his hair before his cut, but once he was in the stylist’s chair he ended up passing out.

He awoke some time later feeling a jolt of energy around his brain. There was some sort of domed device above his head. Then in front of him he saw what appeared to be a mirror; but he told himself it couldn’t be, because his wife’s friend, Barbara, seemed to be staring back at him from the other side.

He scowled and Barbara seemed to do so at the exact same time. A few more slight motions later, and he discovered that Barbara wasn’t mirroring hi, he had actually become Barbara! There was something about this salon that his wife hadn’t told him, and now his brain had been swapped into the body of one of her friends!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Shoes

Phillip had no idea how he swapped with a woman walking down the street. The first he tried to do was find some identification in her stuffed oversized bag, but something else caught his eye first. Alongside some rolled up yoga pants were a pair of sneakers; he quickly sat down to put them on. They were going to be extremely more comfortable than the heels this woman had been currently wearing. As he did so, he couldn’t help but marvel how much smaller her feet were than his own. He wiggled the painted toes, and it felt so odd knowing he was the one controlling them.

After the brief detour into footwear, he started digging more into the bag to see what he could find...

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Just Passing By (Part 2)

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Jason thought about looking for this woman’s kid now in the man’s body. However, he took a few steps and quickly learned that walking in heels wasn’t easy. He only made it as far as a nearby bench before he needed to sit down again. He decided that the kid wasn’t his problem, right? After all, he may have been in the mom’s body, but he wasn’t ACTUALLY a mom. And the kid was now technically fully grown anyway, right? And even if those weren’t factors, there were still these damn heels to deal with. And where would he even start? The kid had run away, and there were tons of confused people around.

It felt like he had to keep telling himself a million excuses, as he was sure this woman’s hormones were fighting to want to protect her child. It was one of the many weird feelings he was having inside right now...

Friday, June 12, 2020

Just Passing By

Jason was merely walking by a playground when he suddenly felt woozy. His head was spinning and his balance felt off. He needed to sit and found himself resting his butt on a swing, which now seemed much closer than it should be. He tried to regain his composure, but somehow couldn’t quite go back to feeling normal.

Eventually, a gentleman with a mustache approached him with tear-stained cheeks. “Mommy,” The man cried, “I’m scared.”

Jason was weirded out and snapped, “Get lost creep.”

The man ran away crying even harder, and Jason tried to clear his throat. Something seemed wrong with his voice. He coughed putting his hand up to cover his mouth, seeing the painted nails on his fingers as he did so. It was all coming together in his head. With all the strange feelings, he realized he was in the wrong body. And it seemed so was this woman’s child...

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Premium Package

Jeff was glad he paid for the premium package on his trip to the ski resort. Along with a few other perks, one utilized the latest body swapping technology in the event of an accident. Sure enough, Jeff broke his leg almost immediately. For the first injury, you could pick any available body. Jeff selected a guy that looked like a body builder, but soon discovered he a muscular body wasn’t nearly as flexible as his own and ended up with a sprain.

However, it seemed for subsequent accidents, you didn’t get to pick your bod -- you were assigned one. That’s how Jeff ended up as a woman for the majority of his vacation. He mostly stayed in the lodge with it. He didn’t want to risk another injury. After all, he wasn’t enjoying being a woman, but he was also sure you continued to get less desirable bodies if you cycled through more and more. Even if he had to be a woman, at least he was a young and attractive one! This was something he was reminded of fairly constantly with a barrage of pick up lines from other dudes in the lodge. He couldn’t wait for the vacation to be over, so he’d be back to his own body -- even if he’d have to deal with the broken leg once he did!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Psychology

Elliott was attending college on a football scholarship, but he needed to keep his grades up in order to maintain it. He was sure that wouldn’t be a problem if he didn’t spend so much time at practice. His psychology teacher told him he could participate in an experiment for extra credit. That’s where he met Sun.

Sun wanted Elliott to participate in a body swapping experiment. She’d have his body for the next few weeks, and he would have hers. With his body, she’d be the one attending football practice, and he’d be in her body, giving him time to study. Elliott was sure there was something more to it, but agreed because he could use both the extra credit and additional study time.

Being Sun was weird for him. He was probably less than half his former size, female, and Asian. It was a lot to take in, but he was immediately thankful for not having to practice all the time. The very next test he aced. 

A mere three days later, Sun had broken Elliott’s arm in practice. She demanded he swap back early.

Elliott wondered if his reaction to this was what was actually being monitored, but he still couldn’t help but laugh. He didn’t want to go back to his own body early; in fact, he didn’t want to go back to his own body ever. An injury could ruin his career as a football player, but in Sun’s body, he actually had a better guarantee for a solid life. And he knew she couldn’t swap back in the lab without his consent. He was the nerdy Asian girl now, and it was going to stay that way!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Pool (Part 2)

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“Something must have happened when we were both in the pool.” Neil concluded logically.

He jumped to his feet and began to climb the ladder back down in, but he turned to the side to see the woman with his body hadn’t budged.

“We should both go back in to try to reverse this,” He said, expanding on his original statement.

“I get it. That makes sense,” The woman replied, “But I’m not sure I’m ready to go back yet. I mean, come on, I can try out being a GUY! How weird is that? There’s so much I want to do before we give this a try!”

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Pool (Part 1)

Neil knew he shouldn’t have sneaked into the university’s pool after hours, but he missed his chance earlier in the day. He was an excellent swimmer, so he surprised himself when for some reason he started struggling and gasping for breath.

He awoke on the side of the pool with someone giving him mouth to mouth. What was more surprising was that person appeared to look exactly like him! It took a minute for him to notice the changes to his own body. It appears he wasn’t the only one at the pool that night, and for some reason he ended up swapping bodies with the woman who was there!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Shape

James was going to miss this tomorrow. Today was his day on Exchange Island after two wonderful weeks. He had hoped to swap into a motivational body that would inspire him to lose weight. And that did sort of happen, but not in a way he ever would’ve guessed. When is plane landed on the island, he did end up swapping into a physically fit body -- it was just one that happened to be female! Despite this, he still liked the way he felt. Even though there was no way he’d be able to get his own body into the same shape, it was still nice to know how a fit body felt. He went out jogging every morning, visited the resort gym frequently, and tried out plenty of exhausting activities -- pushing this body to the limit. As he took his final jog of the trip, he knew he didn’t want to stop doing any of it. That meant he’d have to get his original body into shape...

Saturday, June 6, 2020

ETA (Part 4)

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The next few times Chen went to check in on Dave, he wasn’t home. She thought this odd, because he had never not been home. The next time she saw him was actually when she was on her way to get groceries. Her jaw dropped at what she saw.

“What the hell are you wearing?” She asked.

“What?” Dave replied, “You told me to ditch the overalls.”

“Yeah, but my body is practically naked wearing what you have on! And where the hell did you get it!? I don’t own anything like that!”

Dave shrugged, “I went out and got it.”

“Shouldn’t you be spending time fixing that device of yours, so we can swap back to normal?”

“Everyone needs a break. And I think I look cute.”

“You mean MY body looks cute? And where are you off to now anyway? Another break?”

“Something like that. When I went out shopping a guy asked me out on a date. I thought we’d hook up.”

“No way you are hooking up with anyone! That’s my body!”

“Well, not right now it isn’t. And until I do fix my device, it’s not going to be yours. And, quite frankly, you aren’t giving me much of a reason to rush with this attitude of yours all of a sudden...”

Friday, June 5, 2020

ETA (Part 3)

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“I know it’s upsetting, but I need the time,” Dave begged.

Chen sighed, “Okay, but I have one small favor to ask.”

“Anything.”

“Could you maybe try wearing some of my clothes instead of yours? The overalls and bandanna look on my body is, well, it’s not my style.”

“Sure, yes, consider it done.” Dave said with a smile that Chen was nearly alarmed by, but she decided to keep that to herself. He had been so agreeably so far....

Thursday, June 4, 2020

ETA (Part 2)

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When Chen arrived the next day, Dave didn’t seem ready to swap back at all. She sort of expected him to be set up in the living room with the device ready to go. Instead, she found him in the basement putting together something that didn’t look nearly as impressive as what he had completed yesterday.

“Some bad news,” He said without looking up, “The test failed.”

Chen was at a loss for words, but Dave continued. She could tell he was upset. “I ended up frying both my cats’ brains. It was...unpleasant. I’m glad that wasn’t us though. I hate to say this, but it’s probably going to at least be another few days.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ETA (Part 1)

After three very long days, it looked like Dave was almost finished. Chen had to admit that her neighbor had been pretty apologetic about his malfunctioning invention that resulted in them swapping bodies. He had been working all day and night to fix the thing -- it had literally caught fire shortly after the swap -- and she checked in every few hours to see how it was going. Dave always explained in detail. The technical details went over Chen’s head, but she perked up when he told her he’d likely be able to run a test in the morning and possibly be ready to swap back as early as tomorrow afternoon. She watched him work for a few more minutes, still somewhat fascinated to see her own body move without her being the one to move it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Couldn't Be THAT Bad

Jack realized he was pretty fortunate to have swapped bodies with Wendy as a result of the Great Shift. For starters, she was also in his body, and they were also pretty good friends. She gave him a rundown of some things and joked that he might be unprepared when it came to picking out shoes, since she owed a lot. He rolled his eyes; it couldn’t be THAT bad, could it? 

A few hours later, he arrived at Wendy’s house. Well, she was right about the shoes. He laughed as he opened up a second closet to discover it was even worse than what she described. He wondered how it was even possible to own this many shoes, and if it even mattered. Some of the differences between pairs were so insignificant.

He ended up picking out a pair of red heels to wear.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Freaky

Max was distraught when the Great Shift struck and he wound up in the body of a nerdy Asian girl, who sat in the front row of his college statistics class. Without a word, he slipped out back to her off-campus housing, not wanting to be around people. She luckily lived alone, so he knew he wouldn’t be disturbed. He quickly became surprised as he dug through her closets. The oversized sweaters and ill-fitting jeans that he often seen her wear were there, sure, but there was also a wide array of leather dresses, corsets, and freaky stuff like handcuffs and whips. He knew he had to try some of it on, and when took off her glasses and looked in the mirror, he was surprised that the nerdy Asian girl he now was appeared to be quite hot and more than a little bit freaky.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

A Deal

“Look, Elise, you’d better learn to act properly in my body for as long as we’re swapped unless you want everyone to see this,” George threatened as he stuck his finger in his nose.

“I’ll do my best,” Elise said nervously, “But you need to act like me, too.”

“Then we have a deal. We need to pretend to be each other until we can figure out a way to swap our bodies back.”

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Girlfriend in a Coma

Using the Medallion of Zulu to swap bodies with Zoe for twelve hours seemed like a decent idea at the time. After all, it was a once in the life time opportunity for Jared to spend time experiencing what it felt like to be a woman, and he’d be back to his own body in no time. He didn’t expect his own body to fall into a coma in that time, and to make matters worse, Zoe hadn’t told him where she put the medallion for safekeeping. He realized he was going to be her until his own body woke up...

Friday, May 29, 2020

I Agree

Jacob was up late one night when he stumbled across a site called “Body Roulette.” He laughed at the pitch about dreaming to be someone else. Thinking it was some sort of role play chatroom, he clicked a bunch of buttons marked “I agree.” Eventually, an image of a busty woman came on screen with the words “You have been matched.” Jacob chuckled, thinking he was going to have to pretend to be this woman. However, one final click and he felt a pain stinging through his body. The next thing he knew, he felt a giant weight on his chest. He felt a moment of regret, placing his hand to his head for a facepalm. But then a smile crept onto his face. This wasn’t pretend; this was going to be a whole new, strange experience.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nightmare

Byron awoke with hair in his face. He couldn’t figure out where it came from. He brush it aside, but it seemed to follow him as he moved his head. The mystery was solved when he looked in the mirror to see the face of his ex-girlfriend looking back at him. He screamed. This was a nightmare. He had broken up with her because she was clingy and needy, but now he was stuck with her in way that was much closer than he could have ever imagined. He had her body! He had her stupid long hair hanging from his head -- her head? He was a her! He was her! He couldn’t stand it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

French Class

On the night before what should’ve been his last day of high school, Kyle prayed for a way to fix his grade in French. He was failing and needed a miracle to pass and graduate. A miracle is exactly what he got when he awoke the next morning inside the body of his teacher, Miss LaSalle. He immediately opened up her grade book and pushed his scores just a little bit higher. Feeling like this fulfilled his prayer, he expected to immediately swap back, but that didn’t happen. Instead, he ended up going to school in Miss LaSalle’s body. It was weird for him to be sitting in the front of the classroom with forty eyes staring at him. He was glad not much was expected on the last day of school, because failing one year of French wasn’t exactly a great experience for being a French teacher. It also gave him the whole summer to get back to his own body. After all, he was expecting to start college in the fall, and he was pretty sure he couldn’t go like this! Plus, if he was still like this, he might need to actually learn French for real.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Conor was just an average white guy from the suburbs. He would never admit it, out loud but walking through certain neighborhoods in the city made him feel a little unsafe. He tried to fight these internal biases, but he could never fully do it. It wasn’t until the Great Shift happened that he was forced to face these feelings head on. Suddenly, instead of sitting on the couch of his four bedroom house in the burbs, he was in a one bedroom apartment in exactly one of the neighborhoods he felt unsafe. Then he looked in the mirror and realized neither the word “white” nor “guy” properly describe him anymore. He grabbed the purse by a hook and put on the high heeled shoes that sat by the door and ventured onto the street. Despite this new body, he was no less nervous. And, in fact, the chaos of everyone screaming about being in a different body made him even more stressed out. He quickly retreated back into the apartment, hoping it would all sort itself out somehow soon.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Revenge

Nick felt quite proud of himself. It hadn’t been hard to use the old magic books he found to cast a spell that transformed him into an exact copy of his former classmate, Amanda. He hadn’t seen Amanda since high school, but even two years later he still had memories about how she had been completely mean to him. He teased and mocked him, found ways to humiliate him, and was just generally cruel. Now he had a chance for a bit of revenge. The first step was done; he was her! Next he had to track her down. For the third step, he was going to use the books to turn her into him then the tables would be turned! He could make fun of her just like she had done to him. But it wouldn’t stop there! With the books, he could do so much worse to her. While he had never been all that attractive, he could cast a spell on her to make her especially ugly or age her rapidly or just cause some extra pain. This was going to be good!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Unchartered (Part 2)

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Nigel eventually took up the resort’s offer, and got an assortment of clothes for this body and one of the nicest suites in the hotel. But his problem was a little more complicated than just swapping into the wrong body. He had planned this trip because he was old and sick; his doctors hadn’t given him long to live. He had heard rumors that if your original body died while vacationing on Exchange Island, you kept the body you swapped with. And that’s why he scheduled this trip to be a year long, and that’s why he chartered that flight with a very exact group of young men. He wasn’t even sure if could leave early, and if he did, he wouldn’t have time to pull this off again before he passed. The other option would be to just stay here in this body, and let his former body pass. Then he’d be stuck like this, stuck as a woman.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Unchartered

Nigel Brooks had planned his trip to Exchange Island perfectly to ensure an optimal result. The 80-year-old billionaire chartered a personal flight with only a handful of young professionals just out of college, all of them handsome, fit young men. It would ensure he would swap with one for the entirety of this expedition. But after he arrived, instead of swapping with one of the men as planned, he found himself on the beach with dried salt in tangled hair and holes in tattered jeans. The most shocking aspect of it all was that he was a woman! He could only presume that she was in some sort of boating accident off the coast at around the same time his plane had landed.

Well, this wasn’t what Nigel had signed up for at all! He stormed to the front desk of the resort, demanding a different swap. The staff were helpful, but they explained it didn’t matter how this other person came to the island; they couldn’t control the swaps. They offered Nigel some clothes and insisted  he take one of the nicest rooms. Nigel was furious. He talked about how much money he paid to be a young man again for a time. The last thing he wanted was to be a woman! He began to cry.