Saturday, July 13, 2019

What the Hell?

“What the hell?” Both Ryan and Julia said in unison as they opened their eyes as they picked themselves up off the floor in the wake of the Great Shift. They both wondered why they were looking at themselves before realizing the true horror of being in each other’s bodies.

The were simply two strangers who had been working out next to each other at the gym. Ryan had been admiring Julia’s body -- hoping she wouldn’t notice he was checking her out -- but he certainly didn’t want it like this. Meanwhile, Julia was weirded out about being inside the body of the guy who she thought was sort of skeevy by the way he stared at her. She didn’t want to give him her number of tell him where she lived, but she was also realizing she probably wouldn’t have many options otherwise...

Friday, July 12, 2019

Research (Part 4)

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After leaving the library, Arthur was feeling in a better mood than he could ever remember. He dropped off the books but was no longer in a hurry to crack them. Instead, he bought himself a treat and took great pleasure in the ways people smiled at him and treated him with such warmth. He had to admit that being in Zoe’s body was actually pretty great. In fact, he was questioning whether he even wanted to try to swap back. Why should he go back to being an ugly nerd who everyone treated like dirt when he could be a gorgeous woman who was treated well everywhere he went?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Research (Part 3)

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Arthur began to pick the books up off the floor. Unexpectedly, a second set of hands began to help him. The hand remained extended, offering to help Arthur to his feet. Arthur refused, shooing the smiling man away. He was still crouched with the books on the ground, trying to fathom what had just happened. As an unattractive nerd, people generally just weren’t nice to him, but with Zoe’s attractive body? Well, the world suddenly seemed a lot different. He thought about his day, and he realized that while in Zoe’s body, people had actually been nice to him. He hadn’t noticed immediately because he really wasn’t used to it. But people had held doors for him, they smiled at him. Was being Zoe all that bad?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Research (Part 2)

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Arthur was no stranger to carrying stacks of books from the library, but doing it while wearing heels was another story. It felt like any second he was going to topple over. He thought about putting a few back, but he was sure they were all essential for his research. It wasn’t long before the books fell out of his hands and onto the floor. He cursed softly to himself as he crouched down to pick them all back up.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Research (Part 1)

Arthur needed to figure out what went wrong, so he the first thing he did was go to the library to get some books. Well, maybe not the first thing. The first thing that happened was he got yelled at by Zoe. It wasn’t his intention to swap bodies with her; she just happened to be nearby. The device he made was simply supposed to enhance his body by giving him bigger muscles or a more handsome face. As an unattractive nerd, these were the sorts of things Arthur hoped his invention would do to him. It seemed that instead of picking a subject of Arthur’s choosing, it picked one at random; instead of merely copying parts onto him, it also copied his parts onto the other target, and instead having copied parts onto him, it also copied his parts onto the other target. There wasn’t much he could say to calm her down or tell her how it worked. But he did tell her he was sure he could fix it; he just needed to do a bit more research to make sure things worked and avoid additional problems.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Gone Wrong

Dr. Henry Leithauser had been monitoring the work of his team careful. He was sure they could run their first test without incident. However, as soon as they flipped the large switch on the room-sized device, Henry knew something had gone horribly wrong. He found himself in a park a few blocks away, but the weird part was he was in an entirely different body. Temporal displacement was a possible bug with the device, but it shouldn’t have been this extreme. Luckily, the body he now had seemed to be in good shape; in fact, she had seemed to be out for a jog at the time, so he ran back his lab as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the lab did not appear to be in great shape by the time he got there. Flames were shooting from the building, and fire trucks surrounded it. He could only watch it burn, as he knew explaining who he was would only confuse most of the people working to extinguish the flame or those observing...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Swap Class

Ethan paused to take a break for the third time on his way home. For one, pedaling with heels was difficult. Getting off his bike and resting every once and a while just made sense. But he bigger reason was he wasn’t sure how his parents would react when he got home. Sure, they knew he was taking Swap Class and he was going to arrive home in a different body, but they probably didn’t expect that body to be a 35 year old woman! It turned out that this semester there was an odd number of student taking the class, and because Ethan was the only one over eighteen, he had to be the one to swap with the teacher, Miss Douglas. This was probably way more extreme than his parents were expecting. They had warned him against taking the class, and now he probably was going to hear it from them non-stop. Though if he was honest with himself, he was actually enjoying this body.