Saturday, July 14, 2018

Who (Part 2)

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Jacob bravely opened the door. The room wasn’t quite as crowded as he had expected, but it was full of commotion. He wondered for a moment if others had swapped bodies as well, but it mostly seemed like the talk was limited to typical party conversation. There were all sorts of photographers and Jacob swore he saw a famous model or two. But the one person he definitely saw was his girlfriend, Emma, and he was intensely grateful to see her. He could explain his situation; how he found himself in this body. Maybe she could figure out a way to help him. They could work together. He just need to explain to her who he really was...

Friday, July 13, 2018

Who (Part 1)

Jacob sat on the couch in the small room thinking. He wondered how he got here; he wondered whose body he was in. He didn’t know how any of this happened. One moment he was studying for his upcoming finals in for his freshman year of college, and the next he was in this room -- in someone else’s body -- a woman’s body! He could hear a crowd behind the room’s only door. Maybe someone in there had answers, but he was more than a little nervous to be seen like this. Then again, what choice did he have?

Thursday, July 12, 2018


When Claire and Adam got married, the wedding was beautiful, but the reception was ruined when The Great Shift struck halfway through. Ted ended up in Claire’s body, his own daughter’s body! And it seemed everyone was looking to him for advice.

“According to what a few of you have been telling me,” He addressed the group, “The news is saying this is widespread, worldwide. Fortunately, we’re not the only ones stuck in the wrong bodies. But we also need to look out for each other. We need to account for everyone who is supposed to be here. I know Adam, who is now in the body of the flower girl Anna, is making a list of all the guests and keeping track of who is who. The person I’m most worried about is Claire. Obviously, I am in her body, but she doesn’t seem to be here among the guests anymore. She does know where to find us, so I hope she thinks to come here and meet us if she can.”

Ted then stepped aside and took a deep breath. This was certainly the last thing he wanted to worry about today, and he certainly didn’t feel comfortable being in his own daughter’s body. He had to stay strong for the sake of everyone else, but it was anything but easy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fair Trade

On paper, it seemed like a fair trade. Joe was working a low wage job in rural West Virginia when he agreed to an experiment to swap bodies with someone halfway around the work with a similar net worth. He was a little skeptical about signing up, but the incentives made it more than worth it. The details about who he was going to swap with were kept vague even leading up to the point where he was escorted into a chamber designed to facilitate the swap across the long distance. When he finally found himself in the new body, he was shocked to discover he was now a woman! And then he started to learn more details. She was a princess of a country with a very low GDP. Even his meager means made him one of the richest people here; it seemed inconceivable, but he quickly grew to love his power and relative riches. It took him no time at all to decide he didn’t want to ever swap back. Even if her net worth was equal to his, this country was so poor that his money went extremely far. It didn’t seem like a fair trade at all!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


After a long twelve hour flight, Eric was very ready to start his vacation on Exchange Island. Unfortunately, instead of swapping with another guest on the plane; he swapped with the stewardess. This body didn’t have enough luggage for a two week trip and didn’t have a room reserved at the resort either. But it got worse, because it turned out Eric wouldn’t even be able to use that room even if she had. Seeing as he swapped with the stewardess, he was expected to make another trip to the mainland with this body and then come back once again to Exchange Island. It was another twenty four hours in the air before Eric would finally be able to relax, and this time he’d have to make the flight while serving drinks and giving a lecture on safety features. He tried to complain, but it was listed in the possibilities of the contract he signed when he booked the trip. All he wanted to do was start his vacation, and instead he just got a lot more work!

Monday, July 9, 2018


“Do you know where your brother went, Miss Nguyen?” The police asked.

“No,” Tuan lied, “He left a few days ago. He didn’t tell me where he was going. Is he is trouble?”

“It seems that way,” The officer replied.

Of course, Tuan knew exactly what trouble he had caused. The money he had stolen was secure, and he was sure the police would never find it. Of course, it was obvious that he was the one who stole the money, and he needed to hide. That was where the second part of his plan came in. He had a medallion that allowed him to transform his body with merely a piece of clothing. He hadn’t planned on being a woman, but the police had responded so fast. The dress was the first thing he could get his hands on. After the transformation was complete, he put the dress on, and answered the door. He pretended he was his own sister, and so far the police seemed to be buying the whole thing...

Sunday, July 8, 2018


After the body swapper was invented, many countries put heavy restrictions on their use. James hoped he’d avoid those laws by visiting a small island nation it the Pacific. He offered a local woman a relatively low price of $50 to swap with her for 24 hours. She eagerly accepted. After a day, he returned to the hotel and waited for her in the lobby. When she finally arrived, he smiled and asked if she was ready to swap back now.

The woman in his body pretended to be confused, “I have no idea what you are talking about? Do I know you?”

James’s smile turned into a frown. Suddenly he realized those regulations might have some benefit. As right now, he was likely going to be stuck in this woman’s body from here on out...