Saturday, October 20, 2018

Convincing (Part 1)

Jeff had a slight smirk on his face as he walked into work. Of course, he wasn’t walking into his own office, he was walking into Bethany’s. He had used a magic spell to steal her body, and now she was tied up in his basement inhabited his body. He didn’t know how long he could convince people he was her for, but he was pretty proud of himself for the time being. At the very least, he’d have to let Bethany go soon, but he hoped he could release her while saying no one would ever believe who she really was or something dramatic like that. If he could pull this off today, he told himself he’d be in the clear.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Meet Up

Eric hadn’t seen his body since shortly after the Great Shift, when just about everyone on the planet swapped bodies with someone else. That was about three years ago now and he had adjusted to being in Megan’s body. He still had a nagging curiosity about how his former body was doing, so he called up to arrange a meeting.

He was more than shocked to see his body covered in tattoos, all up and down the arms. He knew he had told the person now inside his body to think of his body as their own, but he still had such a negative reaction to seeing his former body covered like that. Even if it wasn’t his anymore, he still felt so violated. It was worse because they just couldn’t shut up about them. Eric sighed, saying that meeting up again may not have been such a good idea after all.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pink Tax

Andrew had been nervous about signing up for the psychological study at first. He knew it entailed swapping bodies with another participant of the opposite gender and living their life for six months. However the start of the study was remarkably smooth. He swapped with a Asian woman named Hiromi. She was smart, young, and attractive. Settling into her life was a breeze. But as the days passed, Andrew noticed something weird. Women’s items just seemed to cost more than men’s. When he noticed his usual $20 haircut would now be more than twice as expensive, hat was the last straw. Instead, he bought a pair of scissors and looked at himself in the mirror. How hard could it be to cut his own hair? Plus, he’d save a lot of money. This didn’t seem like a bad plan at all...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Inside the Box

Carl was giddy with excitement when he arrived home and saw a large box waiting for him. After eight long weeks, his order had finally arrived. He opened up the box and inspected the contents. The android body was exactly to his specifications. It was now merely a matter of uploading his brain and downloading it into this new body. He had long dreamed for being a woman, but only thanks to advanced in biotech and robotics was that finally able to be a reality. When he finally clicked on the confirmation button, he instantly found himself lying on the ground inside the box amongst the Styrofoam packaging. He hadn’t even bothered to take the android completely out of the box. It didn’t matter; he could now lift himself out. It was remarkable how real this body felt, despite technically being artificial. Then he looked over to his own lifeless body slumped on the chair. That click was the final step in finally making his dreams come true, and he was looking forward to every moment.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Promised (Part 2)

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Considering he was now in the body of his own daughter, Harold pretended to be her when he met up with her fiancĂ©. They discussed the wedding later that day before parting ways to get ready. Harold got himself into her dress, and then a woman arrived to do his hair and makeup. It seemed normal enough until Harold overheard something about “The Great Shift.” Then a few wedding guests started arriving. The numbers were thin and he didn’t recognize anyone. Everyone started talking about a world wide body swapping phenomenon.

Harold suddenly realized he was in a tough place. He wasn’t the only one who had swapped bodies, and he had already pretended to be unswapped with his daughter’s fiancĂ©. He was going to be stuck pretending to be his daughter for the near future. He couldn’t tell anyone the truth now. He’d have to continue this charade not only for the wedding but for the foreseeable future as well.

Monday, October 15, 2018


Last night Harold went to bed looking forward to his daughter’s wedding. She had been nervous about something going wrong, and he promised that he would do everything in his power to make sure things went smoothly. Of course, he never expected to wake up the next morning in his daughter’s body.

He opened up her phone and had the camera face himself, shocked that he now had his daughter’s face. Then he tried to call his own number but got no response. He had promised her nothing would go wrong, and he figured if that meant him having to go through the ceremony as her, then so be it. He could figure out how to swap back to his own body later...

Sunday, October 14, 2018


“You need to relax,” Marcia told her husband, “This is a vacation; you’re on the beach. Don’t be such a prude.”

“I get the point of Exchange Island is that you spend some time in someone else’s body,” Brett said timidly, “But I’m still getting used to this. I already feel like I’m showing so much skin; I don’t want to run around here in a bikini or anything. Maybe give me a few more days to get used to this all...”

“In a few more days we’ll be on a plane back to the mainland. You need to learn to enjoy yourself. You got a body that any number of people probably would’ve killed to have while they are here, yet you’re just so nervous about the whole thing.”

“Maybe I got this body for a reason. Maybe it’s because I DO care. I don’t know. Maybe I’m overthinking this...”