Saturday, January 30, 2016

Back to Normal

Maybe the weirdest thing about the Great Shift was how quickly things got back to normal; at least that’s how it seemed to Jason. It had only been a week since the Shift, and he was already going back to work. He expected the City to be in chaos, but the subway seemed as crowded as usual; the place where he grabbed his coffee was as busy as ever; and people were out on the streets. Heck, if he didn’t know better, he’d swear he was the only one who swapped bodies as a result of the Shift.

Of course, he realized probably anyone looking at him would feel the same way. They’d probably just assume he was a normal woman on her way to work. He laughed to himself as he thought about that; he was a woman now! How crazy is that?

He was pretty thankful that he could get away with wearing jeans to his office. His job had always pretty much let people wear whatever they wanted. He couldn’t imagine if he worked in a place where women had to wear heels and skirts; he just wasn’t ready to wear stuff like that! Not in public anyway. Right after the Shift, he tried a few times at home. He had felt a little silly. He wondered how women did that. His wife had tried to talk him into it, but he said ‘no way.’

The one thing she did talk him into was a little bit of makeup. She did let him borrow clothes that actually fit his new body, so he guessed he could do a little of what she asked.

His thoughts came to a grinding halt as he stood outside the glass doors of his office. He took a deep breath, ready to restart his normal routine again.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Work, Work, Work

On the third night of his vacation, Paul had decided to explore the nightlife of the southeast Asian city. He tried to hit on a few women by buying them a drink, but they all either didn’t speak english or pretended to not be able. He was just about to call it a night when a woman approached him. She spoke english, but with a thick accent. He could still communicate well enough, and they danced and drunk for hours. He brought her back to his hotel room, but he wasn’t able to remember much after that; he certainly didn’t remember the odd medallion she had shown him.

He awoke only two hours later to a blaring alarm. The room around him was small, neglected, and in need of repair. He looked in the mirror and saw the reflection of the woman from last night. She looked much more plain without the thick makeup and clubbing clothes she had worn the night before. At first, he thought she must be standing near him until he realized the reflection was his own; somehow, he had swapped bodies with her. Then there was the note by the mirror.

It explained how she had stolen his body and his life. It explained all about the body swapping powers of the medallion. The note continued explaining the life that was now Paul’s. Her name was Anh Li. She worked 14 hours each day in a factory assembling electronics. Yesterday was one of only two days off each year that she gets off. Paul looked at the clock, knowing he’d have to get to Anh’s job, but he noted before he left for the day that she had left the medallion for him. As he worked her excruciating long day, he didn’t even have time to think about the fact that he was in the wrong body; he just thought about how bad the work was, how much he missed his vacation, and how he could use that medallion to escape this.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mom (Part 2)

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It was weird enough that Alan had swapped bodies with his mom, he couldn’t believe it could get any weirder...then, of course, it did. All he wanted to do was get dressed and go outside for some fresh air; maybe he’d drive to his own house to ask his mom, who was now in his body, some questions. But when he put on a shirt, he could help but brush up against one of his breasts. He didn’t want to think of his mom as a sexual being in the slightest, but he had to admit that it felt good. It wasn’t long before he was back on his back and feeling himself up. Distracted, Alan hadn’t heard his father come in. He hated to admit this as well, but his dad was a bit of a brutish man. Coming home and seeing his wife in such a position was going to put him in the mood, and he wasn’t going to take any excuse in the world as a ‘no.’ Yes, this was about to get a whole lot weirder.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


When Alan awoke, the first thing he noticed was the taste of lipstick on his lips. At first he wondered how much he had drunk the night before and who he had ended up making out with. However, he soon realized he hadn’t kissed anyone the night before; it was he who was wearing the lipstick for some reason. And as some long hair fell onto his shoulders as he sat up, the full horror of what had happened to him began to sink in; he had swapped bodies with his own mother! Instead of being a 25 year old guy, he was now a 45 year old woman! He had to consider that maybe she was responsible. She had dropped out of college and married his father after she became pregnant with him. It had been a tough life of scrimping and saving until he finally went away to college. Alan had become successful almost immediately. Sure, he didn’t call his mom enough, but he always sent her plenty of cash. Plus, she loved him. She couldn’t possibly do this to him; she couldn’t possibly be jealous enough to steal his life from him, right?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Witch (Part 3)

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After he collected the berries and began to walk back, Robert felt a sudden chill. The shock caused him to drop the berries. He had picked the tree clean, so his only hope was to collect what he had dropped. As he looked down to the ground for the fallen berries, he couldn’t help but admire Michelle’s body.

“I can see why she wears these heels,” He thought, “They make her legs look good...No, they make MY legs look good.”

He smirked a little thinking about it. He was suddenly feeling a strange sense of pride about this body. When he crushed one of the berries beneath his heel by accident, he smirked again. He crushed another one; this time on purpose. He was starting to think that he liked this body; he liked feeling sexy. He was about to crush another berry, but he paused. Maybe this was one of the reasons his girlfriend had warned him about there not being enough time. Maybe it was all part of the spell. Maybe the longer he spent in Michelle’s body, the more he would like it. Would that be such a bad thing? After all, he had only just started enjoying this body, and he was already loving it. How much would he love it if he had it for a few hours? Or a month? Or forever?

Just before crushing another berry, he paused. Just because he liked it, did that mean he wanted to eliminate even the slightest possibility of being able to swap back. He should probably save at least one...just in case...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Witch (Part 2)

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It was about time. Robert finally made it to the berries. It had been such a pain walking there while wearing Michelle’s heels, but his girlfriend had insisted that he didn’t have time to change them. Robert questioned that wisdom. He could’ve walked the distance he had in half the time if he had only had worn more reasonable shoes. He couldn’t imagine it would’ve taken him longer to change these damned things. And the shorts and top Michelle was wearing weren’t much better, but after the argument with Angela about the shoes, he decided not to even start an argument about the rest of this outfit. He just had to keep reminding himself that anyone who saw him wouldn’t be seeing him; they’d be seeing Michelle. He grabbed a few of the small berries from the flowering tree. There weren’t many on here; plus, it’s not like he had much room to carry too many anyway. Fortunately, not many were needed for the magic spell.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Witch (Part 1)

Sometimes having a girlfriend who is also a witch is pretty cool; other times, not so much. Robert had wished Angela had prepared better before casting her latest, a body swap spell. Robert was sure she did something wrong when he found himself next door inside the body of their neighbor, Michelle. Robert felt very uncomfortable, especially given how she often dressed in very revealing clothing. He rushed back to his own home to find Angela standing over his unconscious body. She explained she cast another spell to subdue Michelle, but she was out of ingredients to cast another body swap spell. Robert groaned. He knew what she was asking of him. Angela gave him instructions to find the berries that she needed. Robert couldn’t believe he was going to go out like this. But he took the car to the park, got out and made his way down the path where he could find the berries. Walking in heels was no easy feat, but it seemed to get easier the more he did it.