MISSING (any gender, late 30s to late life)
I respect all my clients-- all my potential clients-- as individuals. Even so, Mrs. Harris, many people have a similar reaction when I tell them my price. If you're like any of the others then
Perhaps you wonder if I can really find your son.
Perhaps you wonder if my promise is too good to be true.
Perhaps you wonder why I will find him when the whole state of Maine couldn't.
These are important questions. And I will tell you right now that my track record won't give you any kind of guarantee. There are plenty of psychic finders who ALSO have an immaculate track record... and THAT is why they start to get arrogant and sloppy.
What's MY guarantee then? My guarantee, Mrs. Harris, my guarantee is PASSION for finding those who are missing.
I know how a missing child affects a decent community.
I know how everything seems the same but now has a kind of stink on it. As if you were dropped on another planet and everything was constructed to look exactly the same, but you know it's not home, you just KNOW it.
I know how everybody is looking just a liiittle more carefully, now: Looking around, looking at each other, looking back, seeing if they can find in EACH OTHER the traces of evil that made this horrible disappearance happen.
Your child may be suffering. He may not be, let us hope not.
But I know you are suffering.
And I know that this community is suffering.
And I will not stand for that.
If I have to strain my powers to the point of getting nose bleeds and migraines
if I have to go for a month without sleep
if I have to make myself a menace to everyone who might be withholding information
if I have to fight
If I have to kill
If I have to go to prison for doing so, I WILL FIND YOUR SON and you and this community will know HOW he disappeared.
And time is short.
I urge you to think carefully about the payment but also think carefully about the instincts that made you reach out to me.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes. If you would like to use this piece, please credit: "Courtesy of Matt Haynes and The Pulp Stage"