Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Reception (Part 4)

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After downing a few more bottles of champagne, Charlie and Angela collapsed together on a couch. The reception had been long over, but many others remained as well, not really sure what to do now they had swapped into a new body. Charlie was equally unsure.

“So where do we go from here?” He asked.

“What do you mean?” Angela replied.

“I mean, like, are we still married? Am I still your husband?”

“Of course, but now it’s like I not only married my husband but also my best friend.”

“Was that a joke because I’m in Nikki’s body?”

“Sort of.”

“I guess we’ll figure this all out with the rest of the world.”

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Reception (Part 3)

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Charlie just wanted to drink a little more so he could forget he swapped into Nikki’s body and enjoy his wedding. He thought about grabbing a beer first, but Angela told him that Nikki didn’t like the taste; if he had her body, he also had her taste buds.

Charlie figured the logic was sound, so he asked what she did like. Angela grabbed a bottle of champagne; Nikki always waited for the toast to get drunk.

Charlie struggled with the bottle, realizing he now wasn’t as strong as he used to be, but between him and Angela, they were able to uncork it. Then he poured himself a glass and another and another.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Reception (Part 2)

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Charlie immediately went looking for his new bridge, even though he figured she might’ve been swapped too.

“Oh my gawd, Nikki,” Angela said upon seeing Charlie, “Everyone has gone all crazy, saying they’ve swapped bodies and junk.”

Charlie sighed, “They’re not crazy. Everyone DID swap bodies, and I’m not Nikki. I’m Charlie.”

Angela’s jaw dropped.

Charlie interrupted the silence, “I need another drink.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Reception (Part 1)

The weeks leading up to the wedding were stressful for both Angela and Charlie, but after the ceremony they were able to unwind with some drinks. They probably had a few too many, but it was their wedding day! Then the crystal began to shake and the whole hall rumbled before being filed with a bright light. Charlie awoke a little later, feeling much sober than he had remembered being. He was worried he had slept through most of his reception, but a quick look to the clock revealed only five minutes had passed. Then he looked down to see the pink dress Angela had insisted all her bridesmaids wear, and judging from his movements he seemed to be the one that was filling it out with a very female body. He quickly discovered he had swapped with Angela’s best friend Nikki. In fact, it seemed everyone in the entire reception hall had swapped bodies, and they’d all soon learn it was everyone in the world!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


“Have you finished making repairs to your machine yet?”Vivian asked.

“Actually, yes,” Thomas replied, “But I’m afraid I have some bad news. You and I won’t be swapping back to our own bodies.”

“What? Was their some sort of problem? Can the machine only switch the same two people once?”

“I know I freaked out when I first found myself in your body. The idea of being a woman terrified me; it still sort of does. But over the past week, I’ve been looking at you in my body -- mostly I’ve just been looking at my body. My body is old, out of shape, and dumpy. Being you may still be a little scary, but it’s still better than going back. So the machine is fixed, but I’m not going to let you use it.”

“You can’t do this to me! You can’t leave me stuck in your body!”

Monday, October 8, 2018

Brain Sucker

Humanity had been on edge ever since the alien brain suckers landed on Earth. The strange creatures would suck on your head a while before moving on to a new host. The oddest part was that once they found that new host to suck on, they would leave the previous brain they feasted on behind in the new body. Daniel knew this, but now he was finally experiencing it first hand. He now realized that you don’t feel anything when they start. One moment you are minding your own business, and the next you are ripping the thing off the head of your brand new body. Daniel held the brainsucker in his new hand. He thought about killing it, but he figured that would be cruel to whoever’s brain was now inside. And so, as with many before him, he let it go. Then he found a mirror to look at himself. He was a woman now -- an Asian woman. The brain suckers didn’t seem to attack people more than once, so this was his body now.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Act Parental

“That device of yours is absolutely crazy,” Rachel told her boyfriend, “I still can’t believe we swapped bodies with my parents! And that I’m my own dad!”

“That’s not even the weirdest part.” Todd said from the body of Rachel’s mom, “They don’t even realize anything. Your dad has your body and thinks he’s you, and your mom has my body and thinks she’s me.”

Rachel went white for a second, “Then we need to go and act parental. You know what you and I were planning to do for the first time tonight.”

Todd realized exactly what Rachel was talking about. The two college students had certainly held their hormones in for a long time.

“Not a problem. You know how much I’m afraid of your parents. I’ll go in with a simple threat that I know what they’re planning. They’ll be way to scared to go through with it.”

“I hope so.” Rachel paused again, “Do you think the device will be recharged by morning?”

“I hope so,” Todd replied, “I don’t want to be stuck in your mom’s body for one second longer than I have to be.”