Saturday, June 29, 2019


Marcus remembered being old and sick in the hospital. He knew he was going to die; he was just waiting for when. What he didn’t expect was coming back after his death. He was in a graveyard, tripping over headstones in heels. He was certainly in someone else’s body -- the body of a young woman. But he wasn’t sure if she had been attending his funeral or someone else’s. He wondered if he was even buried in this cemetery, as he began to look around to see if he could figure it out. He didn’t get too far before an old man came by and asked Marcus where he had run off to. He still didn’t know much, but he soon came to learn his new body was a golddigger; the old man was her husband. At least he had someone to guide him through this new life, even though he felt like it may be an uncomfortable one for him.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Happy Ending (Part 5)

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The woman came in complaining. She complained about her job; she complained about how she couldn’t find a husband; she complained about Jason’s outfit. Jason hadn’t considered swapping with a woman at all over the course of his four years stuck as Joon, but he began to ponder swapping with this woman as he massaged her. She was probably about as old as his original body. She had come in with designer clothes and an expensive purse. He also figured a few years in Joon’s body might humble her, make her appreciate what she had -- so he took out the stones.

Soon the woman’s body drifted off to sleep. Jason found himself getting tired as well. He awoke a little while later now inside the woman’s body, feeling more relaxed than he could ever remember. He saw Joon’s body passed out in a chair. The massage parlor owner was sitting there. “So this is who you picked,” The owner stated, “I think you picked wisely. You are welcome back at any time, but I think if she sees you, she will want to kill you. Now you probably better get dressed and leave before she wakes.”

Jason smiled. This wasn’t the type of happy ending he expected, but it was certainly a happy ending that was well deserved.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Ending (Part 4)

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After four long years, Jason had finally made enough money to swap with one of his customers. He couldn’t count how many times he thought about what Harvey had to have done with this body to get through raising the money in only two years. He didn’t want to think about it. He just wanted to think about whose body he’d take now that he could!

At first, he assumed he’d swap with the next person on his massage table. Even though the man lying there reminded him of his own body, he didn’t swap with him. In fact, he didn’t swap with anyone that day. No one seemed quite right.

At times he even considered staying in Joon’s body, but that didn’t really feel like that seemed right either. It took about a month before he finally found someone he wanted to swap with...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy Ending (Part 3)

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For the first few weeks, Jason wore sweatpants and avoided any sort of verbal contact with the people he was giving massages to. The tips were low, and he calculated he’d need to work for ten years before he could save up for the swap. So he modified his approach and started to wear skimpy outfits and flirted with the guys (and even some of the women). It certainly improved his tips! However, even at this improved rate, he’d still be stuck doing this for the next five years.

He imagined what Harvey had to do in order to be able to save up after only two. He could only imagine some of this things this body had done; things that he certainly didn’t want to do! In fact, there were a few times when a client did touch him inappropriately, and he protested. It usually meant a bad tip (or no tip at all), but there were just things he was going to flat out refuse!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Happy Ending (Part 2)

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Jason sat up suddenly when he heard someone coming. An older woman entered, explaining she was the owner of the massage parlor.

“You probably have a lot of questions,” The woman began, “The woman’s body you now inhabit is named Joon. She came to this country illegally some years ago. I offered her a job and an opportunity. The basic fee of the massage would go to be to pay for room and board. Any tips she could also pay to me to save up for an enchantment. Once she saved enough, I would enchant the stones used in the massage so she could swap with a client. About two years ago she saved up and chose to swap with a man named Harvey. I made the same deal with Harvey. He hated being in Joon’s body. He did anything to earn higher tips such as wearing skimpy outfits, allow men to touch him, whatever they wanted. He had saved up just enough right before you arrived, so he swapped with you. So I make you the same offer. Keep in mind that you may refuse, but if you do, Joon’s body lacks the papers to apply for most jobs, you will likely be deported by immigration, you will have nowhere to live.”

Jason sat nervously, feeling scared and confused before he finally answered with a thick accent, “I agree to your terms. Please let me stay, Ma’am.”

The older woman smiled.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy Ending (Part 1)

At age 40, Jason knew he wasn’t as young as he used to be. He’d often head to massage parlor to ease his aching back. He got a suggestion from a co-worker to visit a place on the edge of town. There didn’t seem to be anything particularly special about the place, but he noted how gorgeous the woman behind the counter was. Then his masseuse arrived to lead him into a private room; wearing a short pink Asian-style dress, she was even hotter. She smiled and spoke in a thick accent with quick bows. He considered asking about the place’s “happy ending” policy, but he was honestly too intimidated by her beauty to bring it up.

It was probably the best massage he ever had. It wasn’t too hard but it perfectly eased any pains he was feeling. Then was she was rubbing some warm stones on his back, it was so soothing that he fell asleep.

When Jason awoke, the lights were on and his clothes he had taken off for the massage were missing. However, he seemed to already be dressed -- except he was clothed in the short pink dress. It wasn’t just the clothes; he had the masseuse’s body! While he was happy to not be feeling the pains of his former body, the amount that he didn’t know about this new body or how he got it was instantly alarming...

Sunday, June 23, 2019


“Oh hell yes!” Melvin exclaimed, “I’ve paid out more than a pretty penny to visit Exchange Island over a dozen times, and I’ve been waiting to get a body like this! This is amazing! I feel bad for the person stuck in my scrawny, pale, nerdy body, but I always feel bad for whoever gets my body.”

Of course, this time Melvin felt particularly bad for the person stuck in this body, because this time he’d be activating his invention. If all went according to plan, the device would emit a pulse that would ensure everyone on the island kept the bodies they were currently in. He had perfected the device a few visits ago, but he was just waiting for a body he’d enjoy being stuck with in order to test it. Of course, that meant everyone else on the island would be stuck too, but he didn’t care that much. And the impact should only be limited to current visitors, allowing future vacationers to enjoy the island’s legendary effects.