Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pros and Cons

Instead of panicking after the Great Shift hit, Rick tried to do an inventory of the pros and cons of being in a different body. Being younger and more in shape, those were both pros. He wasn’t sure whether to put being a woman into the pro or con category. The biggest con was that he had no idea who he now was. Of course, he decided that he could easily do something about this. The woman was carrying a purse; that seemed like a big pro as it likely contained a lot of information. However, he never imagined how much crap a woman could keep in one of these; he decided to add that to the con category. It took a while, but he finally found her license, a set of keys, and a smartphone. She had gotten a lot of calls in the short time since the Shift, but the ringer had apparently been on mute. He thought about calling his own number, but her phone was locked and he had no idea what her password could be -- clearly a con.

Friday, October 9, 2015


Ron knew he probably should’ve been more suspicious when Lin offered him a cup of tea. Her mixture of interests in practicing magic and being a prankster often resulted in some strange situations. But even given that, how would he have ever imagined she’d cook up a body swapping potion? She had taken a small sip just before handing it to him. When he took a sip of his own, the magic happened. Suddenly, she was in his body and he was in her. She quickly ran out the door. Ron realized he was in no condition to chase after her, given the dress and shoes Lin had chosen to wear today. He sighed as he looked down at the tea. It was probably all part of her prank. He didn’t even want to think of what she was doing to embarrass him while she was in his body. But as he thought about it, maybe he could get the last laugh. She’d probably need to make him drink the tea again in order to swap back. What if he refused? Sure, he’d be stuck in Lin’s body, but she’d also be stuck in his -- and have to deal with whatever mess she was causing now. He was thinking he was finally going to turn the tables on her for once.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Out of Body Experience

Max was trying very hard to relax and remember what he had learned in that stupid yoga class his girlfriend had dragged him to. He hadn’t even wanted to go, and he hated it at first. But near the end of class, they did this meditation thing that he started to really enjoy. As the instructor guided, Max felt like he spirit was floating outside of his body. It wasn’t until they were all guided back that he found that was literally what had happened, and unfortunately his spirit had landed on the body of someone else in class. He was shocked to be in the body of a woman. He tried to explain to his girlfriend who he really was, but she was panicked as she leaned over his former spiritless body. He didn’t know what to do at first. Mindlessly, he found the woman’s locker out of instinct and changed into her pink dress. He wandered around for several hours before coming up with a plan. If meditation had gotten him into this body, meditation could gey him out. He sat down right where he was, trying to duplicate his original out of body experience.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Early Retirement

Finding that weird Medallion a decade ago turned out to be a pretty good deal for Dave. His life had taken a sharp downturn after acing his freshmen core classes. He had just barely earned his diploma. But this Medallion would give him a chance to shine again. At the start of each year, he’d find an incoming student who was desperate and rich enough to switch bodies with him for the year. He’d do well in their core classes and switch back at before the summer started. He’d charge a hefty fee for this service, enjoy cafeteria food and dorm living, and even squeeze extra cash from the parents of the people he swapped with. For the first time this year, the person requesting his services was a woman. Being Sarah was certainly an interesting and different exprience. He would show up to her classes and sit in the back, knowing this stuff by heart at this point, he knew he didn’t actually have to pay attention. Instead, he did some math on a notepad, figuring out that with the money he earned this year, he may be able to retire once he switched back. “Not a bad deal,” He thought as he leaned back in his seat.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Be Kind Rewind

Jim had rewound the video several times over. It showed the last few moments of him being in his own body before he switched with Helen. He was hoping he’d see something that would tell him how she managed to do this. If he could figure it out, he might be able to figure out a way to reverse it. But there didn’t seem to be any clues. One minute he was standing there next to her, then the swap happened without a beat dropping. He rewound yet again. What was he missing?

Monday, October 5, 2015


The remote had already given Todd hours of entertainment. When he first found it, he had pointed at his girlfriend, and pressed a button. In the oddest of twists, he found himself in her body, and she was in his. She started screaming. Finding a pause button, he managed to freeze her in place. For a while, he was content to keep using the thing to switch people’s bodies, causing a bit of chaos downtown. But when he returned home, things got really interesting. By pressing a few other buttons, he turned his old, small TV into a gigantic new HD model. He was able to upgrade just about everything he owned. He soon realized there was very little this remote couldn’t do. In fact, he was so distracted by the possibilities, he had completely forgotten that he was still in his girlfriend’s body and that she was still frozen in his body upstairs.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


“Well,” Thought Ben, “It seems as though I will have Pamela’s body at least until the spring thaw.”

After the two had used the Medallion of Zulu to swap bodies last night, she had dropped it into a small pond. Neither expected the freak snowstorm that happened soon after. They awoke to a winter wonderland...and found a very frozen pond. Ben could see a bright shimmer of the medallion shining through the ice, but it was still pretty deep under there. He really didn’t mind. He had enjoyed being Pamela thus far, and he was sure he’d continue to enjoy her body for the next few months. Pamela, on the other hand, was a bit less happy with the predicament. Ben watched as she attempted to break the ice to get the medallion out, to no avail.