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Smart Ass

A Shift Book: Epic Five

By Jay M Horne

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2011 by Jay M Horne

Re-Cap:

In our last episode, our shifter found himself once again behind the mind of a first-grader. But in that event he had been fighting to keep the kid’s reputation in order by not dropping a bomb in his britches in the middle of class. It had been a full 48 hours since then when we pick back up on his antics….


It had been a rousing week in the office, and I had enjoyed a good night’s sleep before getting back on with my work. You stare too long at these monitors and everything starts blending together, including your days. Not only is the constant discerning of differences a diligent task, but also the stress that’s involved with shifting into and out of these bodies a very meticulous thing.

That bit of restfulness during my unconscious nighttime hours is probably the most blissful reward of the job. If not only because the way the superconcious effort of the labor make us look forward to it that much more. There are quirks though. Shifting, in it self never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think I have experienced every last thing on the planet, some person’s body that I shift into, surprises me all over again. Just like yesterday; I was getting exceedingly bored with the same old situations. You know, nearly every person puts on their pants the same way, shops the same way, and even has the same conversations! But the last one of the day really surprised me.

With one push of the big Shift Button, I found myself behind the eyes of a juvenile who was busying himself folding two T-shirts into small delicate squares, and smoothing them wrinkle free. At first I thought this was going to be quite routine, a get in and get out look at what had caused the spike on the screens, but of course, things are never as they seem.

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