Saturday, June 23, 2018

Emergency Landing (Part 2)

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After enough time passed, Edward was fairly convinced this wasn’t all in his head. He somehow became a woman. As he sat on a rock and questioned to himself what was going on, a member of Exchange Island’s stagg came alone and identified him as a passenger of the plane that had just landed.

They explained the body swapping powers of the island. Next, Edward was told about plans to get everyone off the island. It was apparently going to be quite a challenge to coordinate not just a few extra people on each departing plane but also the extra swaps. That’s when the worst news hit for Edward. Based on the vacationer he swapped with, they wouldn’t be able to get him off the island for at least six weeks. He was going to stuck in this body for that entire time.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Emergency Landing

When the plane suddenly dropped in altitude and the oxygen masks came down, Edward was sure the transpacific flight he was on would surely be his last. Luckily, the plane stabilized and the pilot announced they were going in for an emergency landing. The unexpected stop was going to be at a place called Exchange Island, and when they landed things went from bad to weird.

Like everyone else on the plane, Edward swapped bodies with someone upon landing. He found himself on the beach in a woman’s body. He held his head, wondering if the landing had been a dream and this was all just in his head from a lack of oxygen -- or his brain going on a wild trip before he suffered a fiery death. But it all felt so real! Even the new weird on his chest and the feeling of the bikini strings on his skin.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Anything but Good

Nothing was going to stop Justin from attending the concert he had been looking forward to for months, not even his parents grounding him. He just needed to devise a plan for sneaking out that wouldn’t get him in any more trouble. In fact, if his parents checked in on him right now, they’d find his body sleeping in bed. That’s because he used a spell he found on the internet to steal the body of his older sister. He had waited until she had gone to sleep then cast the spell. He slipped into some clothes he had seen her go out in from time to time, and then snuck out of the house. If anyone was going to get into trouble tomorrow, it was going to be her! Thinking about that made Justin smile. She never got into trouble; for some reason their parents never seem to catch her doing any sort of bad thing. She wasn’t a goodie two shoes, but their parents sure thought she was. Luckily, tonight was about anything but being good!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

All the Time

“Wow,” Mei said as she examined the nails of her latest customer, “You must get manicures all the time. Your nails are gorgeous.”

“Actually,” Sam said averting his eyes, “This is my first time in a nail salon.”

“Then you must take very good at home.”

“Not really, no. And believe me, if I told you why, you wouldn’t believe me.” Sam didn’t know how to explain that he wasn’t in his own body, that he had swapped bodies with his girlfriend, that he hadn’t actually ever stepped foot in a nail salon before, but his girlfriend had gone all the time. It was a practice she insisted he keep doing for as long as they were swapped. Maybe if he had to keep going back here, he’d explain it al, but he was honestly still haven’t a hard time wrapping his own head around it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Andrew had been walking to the store when a burst of light engulfed his vision. The next thing he knew, he was behind the wheel of a car going 60MPH on the highway. He calmly and carefully pulled off the road with his heart racing. It took a moment or two of calming down before he realized he was not only in an unfamilar luxury car, but he was also in an unfamiliar body! He turned on the radio to hear all sorts of reports about something being called “The Great Shift.”

In some ways the reports were comforting; it was good to know he wasn’t crazy. In others they were disturbing; if literally billions of people were affected, it seemed very unlikely this would be reversed any time soon. That meant he was going to be stuck in this woman’s body for the foreseeable future. He had a lingering hope that maybe it was all some sort of elaborate dream that he’d wake up from at any second, but it all seemed far too real for that to be a possibility.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Options (Part 2)

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Scott knew he was going to have to explain this to his wife, but what was he going to say. Fortunately, he had two days to figure it out. He sat and thought about a story he could tell her -- some mix of lies and the truth -- but he concentration was broke by sounds coming from the other room. It didn’t seem possible. She wasn’t supposed to be home yet, but who else would be in there making noise? His heart started to race faster. He knew he was going to have to come up with something, and he was going to have to come up with it quickly...

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Scott sat and the bed and thought about what he was going to do. He had used the Medallion of Zulu countless times when his wife went on business trips. He had been all sorts of people over the years. It had always gone off without a hitch, but he really screwed up this time. After turning himself into this woman, he ended up losing the medallion. He had always been so careful; how could he have lost it this time?

He thought about his options. He had already tried to locate the lost medallion, but it had been fruitless. He had searched every place he’d been; everywhere he could have left it. He could try to find another way to transform his body back to normal, but he had never even dreamed of such a thing before he obtained the medallion, and every sort of internet search just turned up pure fantasy. He could try to explain the situation to his wife, but even if he was completely truthful, it still sounded like a lie. Whatever option he went with, he only had two days before she got home. He needed to figure this out fast.