I was invited (well, not personally, but still…) to join the Fandango’s Friday Flashback!
Fandango scrolls back, every Friday, and gives a second chance to a post he had published on the same date, years before. I thought it was a great way to remember some of the stuff I did a while back, and I decided to participate…
So here it is!
Written on April 29th of 2018, here is the first part of a fiction story loosely inspired by one of my all-time favorite movies, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
I hope you’ll enjoy it (again), and I wish you’re safe and well, wherever you are…
She was sitting in the dentist-like long chair, her head covered with sticky electrodes. There were far more screens, and electronic devices she couldn’t even name, than she could have imagined. The crowd of doctors, nurses and other specialists was quite impressive, and when the room went dark, and she was blinded by some kind of spotlight, she finally had a doubt.
You are sure this will work, aren’t you? I mean, I trust you, doctor, but I just want to be sure I’m not going to fuck up my whole past!
Most of the people getting ready for the procedure weren’t even paying attention to her, but Dr Weinster turned her way, smiling as he always did, and tried to reassure her.
We’ve been in the business for eight years now, Miss, and you would have heard about “Fresh Start” in the news if we didn’t know exactly what we’re doing!
Dr Weinster’s clear laughter seemed quite frank and honest. She trusted him, but still she was giving the whole team access to her brain, and she just couldn’t be totally comfortable with that.
Ok, Maud. A quick recap, and we’ll be ready to proceed. So… Once we’ve sedated you, you’ll wake up in your bed, at the precise date you’ve provided us with. You’ll relive the same events, and it might seem a bit disorienting, since you’ll have clear memory of your current life. You won’t have any control over your actions, until that precise choice you’ve decided to change. Now remember, when we… I mean, when “you” come to the turning point in your life, you’ll have the last word. If you make the same mistake… There is no refund.
Very well, then… I guess we’re ready to go!
Maud felt a dizzy feeling taking over, as the nurse at her side smiled to her gently.
Count backward to me, starting from ten, Maud.
Her mouth suddenly felt dry, and she could barely keep her eyes open.
10…. 9…. 8….
To be continued…. This is loosely inspired by a movie I really like, “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind”.
You can visit the original post here. And if you’d like, you can also catch up with Part 2 and Part 3. There originally was supposed to be a part 4… So let me know, if you’d be interested in a conclusion to the whole story. Who knows, I just might wrap it up 😉