Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bad News

“Please, Mr. Banks, could you run us through what you know and what you remember?”

“I don’t know what you expect to get from me,” Harold Banks replied, “It’s my first day on the job. They barely got my computer password set up and running before it was time for lunch. Then when I was walking back, I get knocked unconscious and I wake up and I’m this chick. Then you guys brought me in here and started asking all these questions.”

The two men questioning whispered amongst themselves before one replied to Harold.

“HR does request you avoid the term ‘chick,’ Mr. Banks,” one of the men said, “However, we might owe you a little explanation without accepting responsibility or guilt, of course. You seem to have gotten caught up in work that we may or may not be researching, and you ended up swapping bodies with one of our other employees.”

“Great,” Harold sighed, “Look I’m not going to sue. Let’s just fix this, okay?”

The men’s eyes lit up when Harold said he wasn’t going to sue, but somehow he had the feeling bad news was going to follow...

Friday, August 10, 2018


Arnold was truly amazed at the software in front of him. It didn’t make sense, but as he modified values on the screen, his body adjusted in real time. Sliding the age bar down, he shifted a decade younger into his twenties. Switching a box and he changed himself from male to female. He continued to make all sorts of adjustments until he transformed himself into his idea of an ideal woman. He chuckled briefly before looking for a reset to get back to normal -- except there didn’t seem to be one. He tried just moving everything back to normal, but he couldn’t seem to find some of the values -- most importantly: gender. Things got worse when his computer froze...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

You Need to Let It Go

“Do you really expect me to take a bath wearing a swimsuit?” Jason asked.

“Yes!” Chloe replied sternly, “I’ve blindfolded you every time you needed to change clothes or go to the bathroom, did you really expect this would be any different?”

“I think you just need to start accepting the fact that the Great Shift is permanent and that these are our new bodies now. You need to let go.”

“No! That’s stil MY body. This thing will reverse itself or maybe it’s just sort of terrible dream.”

“It’s been three days and bilions of people have swapped bodies. They aren’t going to solve this thing overnight, and it’s likely they’ll never solve it at all!”

“Until they solve it, you are going to do exactly what I say!”

Jason just rolled his eyes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


As she got out of her car, Pamela suddenly froze. She was worried, and it only got more worrisome when her body started moving again -- only she wasn’t controlling any of the movements. She wanted to scream, “What’s happening!?” But she was unable to move her lips to speak.

“I’ll tell you,” She heard her own voice say responding to her thoughts, “I’m taking control of your body.”

“You can’t!” She thought as loudly as he could.

“I’ve already done it. For the moment, you are a voice in my head, but soon enough even I won’t be able to hear you. You’ll just be along for the ride, and believe me, it’l be a ride. I’ve always been curious what it would be like to be a woman.”

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Having the umbrella your holding get struck by lightning is the sort of thing you would expect to kill you. Devin sure expected that it would kill him. He certainly didn’t expect the lightning bolt to branch out and strike two people at the exact same time resulting in a body swap. Yet here he was on the street staring at himself. He shifted uncomfortably in the tall, high heeled boots now on his feet. He didn’t know what to say; he wasn’t even sure he wanted to hear what he sounded like. Considering he had swapped with a woman, he imagined it to be much higher pitched than what he was used to. The woman seemed to be looking back at him, equally unsure of what to do next...

Public Defender

Tyler sat in his jail cell smiling. He was pretty sure he had just committed the perfect crime. Sure, he was arrested for it, but that was actually part of the plan. He had already requested a lawyer, and now all he needed to do was wait. His heart sank a little bit when his public defender arrived. He couldn’t believe it -- a woman! He knew he didn’t have much choice. She was going to be the only one he’d get close enough to for long enough to enact the next part of his plan.

It was on their third meeting when he felt the time was right. He looked at the red dress she wore, feeling a little uncomfortable at just how short it was. The public defender could tell Tyler was looking at her and began to make her exit. That’s when Tyler made his move to cast a spell to swap bodies with her.

He just kept up her momentum to exit. He walked out of the cell and then out of the jail a free man -- er, woman -- while leaving the public defender inside his body to rot in prison. He looked up her ID in her purse and went back to her house. He smiled as he sat on the stairs. Tomorrow, he’d pick up where a lot of the loot was stored then he’d jet off someplace where the cops could never catch him. Sure, the body swap spell only worked once, so he was stuck in this body, but he started to think that might not be so bad...