Always Get My Man

by Memphis Vaughan, Jr.

Just like a detective or a cunning private eye, I always get my man. It usually takes creativity and time but in the end, I still win. Most of my prospects think they're smarter than I am but in the end, I still prevail because they underestimate whom they're dealing with.

Usually it's so easy to seduce them and win them over. Those types I can conquer with my eyes closed. But I especially enjoy pursuing the ones that I have to work the hardest to captivate because that's what makes my job so alluring.

So you're wondering how I employ my techniques. I don't know if I want to give away my trade secrets but you're probably already familiar with my exploits. I won't hesitate in using any tactic to accomplish my mission. However, greed, lust and vanity are my best weapons. I've found that almost everyone will succumb to one of those. Many say I'm beguiling, yet others call me deceitful, a trickster or heartless but you have to be ruthless in my business. Otherwise, I couldn't maintain my stellar track record.

The competition tries his best but he's fighting a losing battle based on my current success rate. Every day many of his best clients fall by the wayside and I'm there to rein them in. Occasionally, they may call out his name but it's me they adore.

I even tried recruiting him many years ago but he babbled on about "man does not live by bread alone." Try telling that to a starving man.

The way the world is these days, maybe he's ready to concede and join forces with me. Yeah, it's a bit hot over here but hell, you've got an eternity to get used to it.


This piece was written for a 300-word fiction contest.

Always Get My Man by Memphis Vaughan, Jr.

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