Saturday, September 5, 2020


Karen thought she couldn’t have been more horrified when she looked down to see two large, masculine, dark-skinned hands with fingers reacting to her own movements. That is until she looked up from them to see her own face smiling back at her.

“Hope you enjoy my life,” Karen couldn’t believe she was hearing her own voice say those words, “Because I sure as hell am going to love being your entitled ass.”

“How --? Why --?” Karen could only seem to say single words, still quite unused to the deep voice she now had.

“You got me fired! You know most people don’t complain about coffee being too hot. They just say thank you and wait a little longer or add a little more milk. But not stuck up bitches like you. Luckily, my grandma was a witch and taught me a thing or two. Thanks to a little spell she gave me, you’re going to be broke and out of a job, and I’m going to be driving around in a luxury SUV.”

“But I have a husband! And a child!”

“Being a man myself, I’m pretty sure I know what one likes. Your man will be in good hands with me. Plus, I’m sure I’ll raise your kid in a way that doesn’t turn them into the same type of spoiled brat that you grew up to be. Now, if you don’t leave me alone, I will call the police. And I promise you, considering you have my body now, you don’t want that...”

Friday, September 4, 2020

Field Report

Tim had always been a natural in front of the camera. Despite being the younger field reporter, no one ever doubted his ability. When the Great Shift struck, the control room immediately went to Tim to check in. He was well enough, close enough to the camera and his original body to file a report. But much like the rest of the population, Tim now had a new body. It was older than his had been, not to mention Asian and female. When he spoke in front of the camera, for the first time his colleagues could hear he was shaken and nervous. Nearly everyone attributed to the stressfulness of the event itself.

However, as the months passed, Tim’s confidence never seemed to return. Instead of being the confident, tall, well-spoken blond man, he was now a nervous, shy, mumbling Asian woman. He would tell himself he was still who he was, but he never could seem to recapture his magic.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Day at the Office (Part 4)

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As Kelly left, Daniel sat down. The first thing he decided was that he was keeping the boots on. They were fine; he didn’t see what the big deal was. Chicks just wear things like this, right? Then he decided not to cancel any of her meetings. If Kelly could handle conference calls, so could he, right? Maybe he wouldn’t even agree to swap back when Kelly finds a way -- if she even finds a way! And that’s when he got a brilliant idea.

The flaw that swapped them had to be in the code somewhere. With Kelly’s password that she had given him to login, he could find it in even if it was in one of the restricted sections. Then he could move it some place she would never find it. They’d never be able to swap back. He’d be the boss for good!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Day at the Office (Part 3)

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“So, what’s the plan for the day?” Daniel asked.

“You’re going to look around my office. I should have some shoes around here somewhere for you to change out of those boots. Cancel any meetings on my calendar. Just please try to lay low.” Kelly replied, “I’m going to go to your desk and try to see what I can do about recreating the accident in order to get us our bodies back.”

“But I -- ” Daniel tried to interject.

“Just leave this to me. I got this. I’m the boss, after all. Right?”

Those words stung Daniel. Technically she wasn’t the boss right now; he was. And maybe he could enact some revenge on Kelly’s arrogance. He sat down at her computer to go about his plans.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Day at the Office (Part 2)

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Only a few minute later, Kelly came into the office. Daniel turned around.

“Oh, hello, Daniel,” He said, “Shouldn’t you be out in the open office area?”

“Cut the crap, Daniel,” Kelly sneered, “No one’s here yet; we don’t have to pretend --” She paused as she took note of what Daniel was wearing and quickly changed topics, “Didn’t I tell you explicitly NOT to go into the back my closet to find something to wear?”

“I must’ve misheard yesterday. I thought you instructed me to take things from the back to wear for work.”

Kelly seemed frustrated but also curious. She spoke softly, “You can probably get away with the leather skirt in the office, but those boots? I’m surprised you could even muster a slight heel.”

“I think it’s just muscle memory from having your body. It was kind of phenomenal how not difficult getting ready was. Also, just how often do you wear these sort of boots to have no problem walking in them?”

“Well, I don’t wear them to the office!”

Monday, August 31, 2020

Day at the Office (Part 1)

Daniel arrived to work feeling better about a day on the job than he had for months. He stood at his desk and signed onto his computer, thankful that the password worked. Technically, it wasn’t his desk, his computer, or even his password. Right now, he wasn’t even in his own body! Because of a test that was run yesterday and a small flaw in the software, he ended up swapping bodies with his departent’s supervisor Kelly.

While he wasn’t thrilled with the idea of being a woman, the idea of being the department’s supervisor had some appeal. The start-up he worked for was in a rut, and his job as a junior level programmer wasn’t exactly putting him in a great pace for upward mobility. Thanks to swapping bodies with Kelly, he was enjoying the feeling of seniority. Plus, he was sure he could do her job better than she could. She always just seemed to sit around and do nothing. At least he had the know-how to help the team with any sort of tech if they needed it.

Yep, he was sure this was going to be a great day.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Second Date (Part 2)

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Jack continued to data Anna for a few months, but it eventually fell apart. Jack wasn’t sure if Anna just wasn’t his type, or if it was just too weird to date someone acting quite girlie in his own body. He supposed he wasn’t much different himself. Anna had previously had a closet full of skirts and dresses, but now that her body was his, he mostly wore jeans and rarely put on makeup. 

Jack wasn’t even sure if he wanted to date guys at all, but he kept doing it for one reason. After a first date where he’d let the guy pay for a dinner or a movie, Jack would eagerly suggest the spot for a second date, the museum. He knew it was a long shot, but he hoped for another incident. He prayed before the date that the spirits would shake up the wing again, and he’d someone find himself in another new body, a guy’s body.

It never happened.

Jack would then spend the rest of the time walking through the museum with his date. He’d look at paintings that he had now seen many times. And after walking around for an hour or two, it would be time to leave. Most of the guys he dated thought things went pretty well; they’d expect a kiss or some were so bold to even ask Jack to come back home with them. But no matter what, Jack would end it right then and there; no one would ever make it past a second date.