One of the annoying things about life is that there are some awkward and painful situations which you would rather avoid or duck out of, if you had the choice. With life you can’t opt out of the bad patches. You have to live through the uncomfortable times, endure the sleepless nights, the stress, spend all your time worrying and feel like you are a shadow of your former self.
You know the difficult situations I am referring to; ending a relationship, catching your partner having an affair, going through a divorce, dealing with a difficult neighbour, sitting an exam or ditching a toxic friend.
Wouldn’t it be great to find someway of not having to deal with these eh?
Imagine if you could pay someone to live out those uncomfortable and awkward situations in your life for you?
Just think how much easier your life would be. You would be able to concentrate on enjoying yourself and sleeping like a baby at night as those niggling life problems would disappear.
That mind numbing relationship would no longer exist, your husband would have accepted your divorce request, the first date with the stranger would have gone remarkably well, the abusive husband would not touch you again, the neighbour who plays their music too loud and scares your kids would have moved out, you would have passed the exam with flying colours and you would have an excellent first week in your new job.
My name is Cindy Fontaine and I am The Fixer. I fix your life.
I am given access to your mind and body for a period of time to live out your life as you, fixing everything that is wrong with it. I clear up the rubbish in your life.
My assistant, a clever scientist, puts you to sleep and gives me access to your mind and body. Once the awkward problems in your life are fixed I transfer ownership of your mind and body back to you. You are left with a trouble free life and a tiny scar on your neck. This is where the clever scientist enters your body to gain control.
I have a quality Fixer pedigree. I am good at problem solving, negotiating, arguing, fighting, diplomacy, lying, cheating and ultimately being very successful. I have excellent manners, I am fluent in over 10 languages, I thrive on little sleep, I can operate effectively as a man or a woman and because of the many lives I have led I am a great addition to a dinner party.
Give me your mind and body for a couple of weeks and I will turn around your finances, sort out your love life, overhaul your wardrobe, get rid of that stalker sat outside in his car, dump your loser of a partner, ditch your toxic best friend, catch your wife having an affair and sleep with your boss to get you the promotion you deserve.
In return you just need to look after that pink scar on your neck, keep a bandage on it for a while, and make a payment to my Swiss Bank account.
I will always give you back your mind as I like myself too much to get attached. There is a lot of legal paper work which is signed beforehand. It is a legal agreement between us stating that I will carry out your wishes in the specified time and that I will give you your mind back on the agreed time and date.
Believe me, after a few weeks of controlling someone else’s brain and body I am desperate to get back to my own skin.
When you have been put to sleep by my assistant I become you. The clever scientist gives me complete control of your body and mind.
I am then presented with a briefing folder, which sets out the timeframe and actions that I need to complete. This is written by you, the client. The rest of my team assess the actions beforehand as there are a few things I won’t do as a Fixer.
My new hands always tremble with excitement as I carefully open the folder and scan my task. I am always on the lookout for something new and adventurous.
Sadly the majority of tasks I get nowadays are relationship related and this is getting dull. No one it seems wants to tackle the emotional stuff anymore; the painful break ups, messy divorces and the ending of passionate affairs.
These are a piece of cake for me as I have no emotional attachments to the people I am severing ties with. For all I care your loved ones can get down on their knees and beg till dawn about how much they still love you, don’t want you to leave or plead with you not to chuck them out of the house. Its not going to change anything. If you say its over, its done.
Ten minutes ago my life as a fixer changed. There must have been a mix up. My team tell me that they never agreed to such a request from this client. The change over room is unusually silent and all eyes are on me. I am now Harry, 42 years old and an accountant from the city.
Everyone is shocked at what was in Harry’s folder. The legal agreement was signed. There is no going back.
I have been tasked with killing his wife to fix his life problem.
It might be continued. 🙂
These blog battles are run by the one and only Rachael Ritchey.
The word this week was scar.
Genre: Science Fiction
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