Saturday, February 17, 2018

Uneventful (Part 2)

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It took him about an hour, but Ralph was glad to make it back to his truck. It was a lot more difficult than he had anticipated to walk in heels, and his feet were killing him. On the way over, he talked with a lot of people who had also swapped bodies. Whatever happened, it seemed he wasn’t the only one experiencing this strange phenomenon.

He decided that given the circumstances, he could forgo the rest of his route today, and just take the truck back to the post office. However, whoever swapped into his body seemed to have locked it up tight and taken the keys! Unable to get into the driver’s seat, Ralph sat on the back bumper, not quite sure what his next steps would be. He certainly didn’t want to walk around more, and he didn’t want to abandon his truck either! For the time being, he just decided to wait, hoping the person who swapped into his body would return.

Friday, February 16, 2018


For the past thirty years, Ralph had what he would describe as a fairly uneventful life. He’d wake up, go to his job at the post office, deliver the mail, and then come home. It was a little repetitive, but he was happy. But one day on his route, something strange happened. As he drove his truck around town, a flash of light overcame him. He felt like he manged to pull over safely, but he soon realized he wasn’t even behind the wheel anymore..or, for that matter, even in his own body.

It was a bit of a shock to find himself in a young woman’s body wearing leather pants, high heels shoes, and a shirt that exposed a bare midriff. It was certainly the most exciting thing to ever happen to him in his entire life! But he didn’t care too much about excitement; he just wanted to get back to his truck to finish up his deliveries for the day so he could get home on time...

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Luke wasn’t sure how his sister Jennifer had even swapped their bodies in the first place, but he was growing impatient. After the initial swap, she refused to swap back with him unless he attended her final semester of classes for her. Then he had take her final college exams. Finally, she told him that she wouldn’t swap back until she got the grades back to ensure he did a good job. But now it was late June and he was still stuck in her body. Enough was enough!

He approached her with a look of frustration, folded his arms, and demanded to have her swap back now. Jennifer looked nervous for a moment before she finally confessed that she didn’t have a way to swap back, the spell was good for one use only. She hadn’t realized it at the time, but she messed up! They were stuck!

Luke was annoyed. He wanted to be angrier. All he had thought about as long as he was her was about getting back to his own body. However, now with that possibility gone, he began to reflect more on his time as her, and he realized that he actually enjoyed it! He may have been annoyed, but he couldn’t stay too mad!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


John had no idea what to think when he looked down and saw his hand. Instead of the dark skin he usually saw, his hand was pale. And not only that, it was also thinner and much more...dainty? He quickly shoved his hands into his pockets as his mind raced to understand the situation. For some reason, he was now inside the body of a white woman! At first, he smiled. He thought about the various forms of systematic racism he had experienced in his life, and he couldn’t help but think that was all gone now. He thought about it a little more, and his smile began to fade. Then again, being a black man had been such an integral part of his identity, it was hard to imagine how he was going to adapt to this. And not only that, he knew women faced disadvantages of their own. He couldn’t wonder how those would affect him now. Of course, he still hadn’t even begun to think of how or why he was suddenly in a new body...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Frozen Treat

It was a fairly nice day, so Miles decided to go for a walk in the park. As the day went on it got hotter, so Miles stopped for an ice cream. The woman before him in line was taking forever to decide. He was even more annoyed when she simply ordered a vanilla cone. He quickly ordered his own ice cream and began to lick.

He hadn’t eaten too much of the frozen treat before he started to felt woozy. He thought he had collapsed, but he seemed to remain on his feet. That’s when he saw a familiar body on the ground. He had indeed collapsed, and there was his body. But he didn’t feel like a ghost. In fact, he still felt quite solid, and there was a taste in his mouth...vanilla? Even more shocking than seeing his own body collapsed was when Miles looked down at his own body. He had become the woman he had been standing behind in line! He was her with the same revealing top, jean shorts, and vanilla ice cream! It didn’t seem at all possible! What was in this ice cream that caused this!? And why was his own body still not waking up!?

Monday, February 12, 2018

What Might've Been

It had been a few weeks since the Great Shift, and things had gone back to being relatively normal. Despite swapping into new bodies, people continued on with their lives. But for someone like Nathan, there was always the lingering thought of what could have been. On his way to work, he sat down on the train. He looked to his right to see a woman in a school uniform sleeping next to him. He hadn’t minded swapping into the body of a woman, but he couldn’t help but feel a hint of jealousy, thinking it would’ve been nicer to have swapped with a body a little bit younger than his own instead of one that was a little bit older. As his jealousy grew, a snore caught his attention. To his left, another woman slept. This was one was significantly older. Suddenly his jealousy faded. He realized he could have swapped into a body that would’ve been quite a bit worse. He guessed he should be happy, but it was hard not to think about all that might’ve been..

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Command (Part 2)

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Kevin often grew weary of the things he was made to do. They often didn’t make much sense; he just did them because he had to. For about an hour each day, he was told to stand still and hold a paper between his knees. And each and every day he complied, just standing there unflinching for the hour.

But one day, he finally felt a muscle twitch and relax. The paper fell to the floor. He leaned over and picked it up. He paused briefly, realizing he hadn’t been told to pick it up. He did it on his own. He could wiggle his fingers; he could once again move in any way he wanted. He was still stuck in a woman’s body, but he was free! Fre from the control. He looked around him to see the lines of women, still holding the paper between their knees, still stuck in the same hell he had been in for months. He didn’t know how he was able to escape or where he was going to go, but he was just so thankful to finally be free!