Gitches: Downloadable

The Story

Professor Heisner, a renowned specialist in his field of genetic modifications and utilization of technology to enhance human existence, starts a DNA download clinic called Restructure to serve his clients needs.  Restructure, his new facility allows clients to attend the clinic and for a price have their DNA restructured through technology downloads which are implanted straight into their human bodies.  He quickly hires a consultant to service his client's needs called Talitha, who is tasked with managing the requirements of three new clients that have sought out the services Restructure provides in order to request a number of bodily enhancements.

Due to their complex lives however, some of the clients quickly start to realize that having the body you always wished for has its own problems as they attempt to overcome the historical and new obstacles in their lives with their newly acquired physical assets.  Talitha whilst guiding them, quickly starts to question her own satisfaction with her own physical form as she becomes more deeply submerged in the deep depths of superficiality that her work entails.  Some issues she rapidly discovers throughout her work, lie far beyond the scope of solutions that a simple DNA download can provide and as she starts to unravel secrets that Professor Heisner has not yet revealed to her about Restructure, Talitha quickly learns that not all of Professor Heisner's work is as simple as it seems as her moral boundaries are challenged.

Both Professor Heisner and Talitha are subsequently presented with huge complexities that they could never have possibly envisaged as human dynamics create contradictions and complications that neither could have predicted.  The boundaries of safety are also pushed as the Professor strives to meet his clients needs and as things start to spiral out of control, Professor Heisner starts to lose his grip on the most organised and precious area of his life, his research.

The Easy Way to Restructure Your DNA.  Written by Jill Thrussell

Glitches Series:

The Glitches Series explores the possible facilitation of technology and things that can potentially go wrong when technology behaves in unexpected manner due to Glitches, it also includes an underlying exploration of how human beings control and interact with that technology when 'the end justifies the means' approach is applied to technological developments and their implementation and examines how that can result in both negative and positive outcomes.


Teaser Trailer

Genre: Sci-fi


“I endured an accident when I was in my twenties. Dean explained. I skidded on some oil on the road and ended up with a spike through my leg." He paused for a moment thoughtfully before he continued. "Will the DNA Download cover the scar on my leg? Or will it simply be engraved into my skin no matter what?" He asked.”  ~ Jill Thrussell

A sigh with relief embraced her body for the first time in a while; throughout all the superficial meanderings Talitha had encountered with her clients to date, her session with Dean today was like an ice cool breeze on a hot summer's day as she found some moments of deeper significance and clung to the sentiments of empathetic satisfaction those moments ushered in. ~ Jill Thrussell