"Replacements? What for?" You lick your suddenly very dry lips.
"You see, my dear, for a small price you can get a replacement. For one day, and one day only, you can trade your life for someone else’s; literally live in somebody else’s shoes. Be any of these people – be a male or a female, be popular, be rich."
"But…but why?" you ask, although, at the same time, there is a feeling that you already know. And again, a click, as if another door got firmly closed behind you.
"Ahhh…and why not?" comes from the eyes, who are suddenly looming, large and knowing. "To revenge a broken heart, to escape a painful injury, sometimes even just to have some…shall we say – fun?"
There it is. Out in the open. A possibility, a chance to escape. A break from dull, mind-numbing life in this boring little town. But there’s a catch, there's always a catch.
"And the price?" you start tentatively
"Yes, the price" said the owner. "In return – as a payment, you see – for one day, you will…"