Seven M.

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6/15/2018 1:02pm

So the Graybodies procedure is like this: I got a notification that somebody wanted a “ride.” That’s their shorthand for a rental appointment. It was for right after I got off work (you put your hours of availability into your bio) and you’re supposed to find a public place, like a park bench. I didn’t have time for a shower or anything, but I took off my orange vest and put it in my cubby and went to the restroom and splashed my face and rinsed my mouth out.

So anyway I found a bench near the gardens at school, sat down, and pulled out the app. It was late afternoon and it looked like it was going to be a pretty sunset.


I touched YES and a weird design appeared on the screen. It was complicated pattern, like tiles, and it looked like there should be a pattern but the more you looked at it you realized there wasn’t a pattern, that it was just random, but maybe no there was a pattern. It was confusing.

I looked up and it was dark. I checked the time and it was 10 o’clock. Did my ride not show?

I checked the app.


FARE: $125
SUBTOTAL: $106.25
TIP: $10
YOUR TOTAL: $116.25



Uh, wut?

I realized I felt queasy. Like I ate too much. And my fingers were greasy and crumby... like I had been scooping up handfuls of onion rings?

And there was milkshake on my shirt.


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6/12/2018 8:50am

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So I filled out the form. Now to go stab more garbage around campus.

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6/11/2018 9:03am

Have you seen the new billboard on the side of the road that leads up to school? It's got a big picture of an old guy's face on it. He's got a big smile and sunglasses and it says:

Todd rented your body for his 40th birthday party.
Todd rented your brain for his 40th birthday party.
He rented a ride with his 40th body.

Give it up today! #graybodies

Has anybody done this? I'm only making minimum psychic wage with the grounds crew and could use to pick up a few more bucks.

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6/8/2018 8:53am

When you see one piece of garbage to pick up, it seems you can always find another. You get attuned to garbage foraging, and understand the paths it likes to take. Not that it has a mind of its own—make no mistake: garbage is dead. If there’s a “garbage spirit” that animates garbage and gives it force, it’s us. We make so much of it that it just gets everywhere and fills the nooks and crannies and gets ground down to the molecular level. Then it’s *really* hard to pick up. Without electron tweezers.

So if somebody tries to sell you one of those Garbage Talismans to protect you from the Garbage Demons, use it against yourself. And definitely don’t throw it away.

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6/5/2018 8:53am

I got the grounds all around the THE SUMMER SUNNYTIME KICK OFF AND ::f r i e n d:: forcefield picked up real good. Spic and span! You’d never know there’d been a big party there, except for the enormous forcefield bubble around the party-grounds. Still looks like a rager inside.

But it seems there’s always more garbage to pick up. I’ve got my poker and my sack and am following the trail. The big pieces are easy, but if you stop and look closely, the pieces get smaller and smaller, till they’re ground down as small as bits of leaves and grass. It gets hard to tell them apart at a certain point.

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6/2/2018 12:48pm

I smashed up the psychic grounds maintenance golf cart on my very first day. @Janitor Pete said it wasn't my fault because how was I supposed to know about the force field?! I took a load of garbage from the crafts tent out to the dumpsters and I was driving back when BAM suddenly there was a force field and I drove smack into it and messed up the front axle. It sure looks like they're having fun in there--what a dance party! It just won't stop! But all the paper cups and greasy paper plates are sure stacking up.

5/31/2018 3:43pm

Turns out my first maintenance job is emptying trash cans and picking up garbage at the THE SUMMER SUNNYTIME KICK OFF AND ::f r i e n d:: tonight. Which means I get to wear an orange vest and walk around with a poker and a trashbag. And I get a lanyard. Which is kind of lame that I can't just kick off and enjoy the summer. But if it's all happening all night, where is the sunnytime? Speaking of I better take a nap now so I can stay up all night.

5/29/2018 9:55pm

Hey! Look who's employed for the summer! I got a job picking up garbage along the road that leads up to campus. @Janitor Pete says I can stay in the econo-cabin by the lawn maintenance barn and eat in the summer-staff cafeteria. This is gonna be great!

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5/28/2018 9:19pm

With the end of the school year coming up, I'm looking for a way to stay on campus for the summer. Anybody got any ideas for summer work? Preferably including room and board? Anything in the entrepreneurial sector @BioEngine Corp.?

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5/26/2018 8:37pm

Today I see that all the doors in the world are now two feet wider than before. What an excellent idea! Why didn’t we do this before? And why am I the only one that’s noticed?

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