There's a TV serie iZombie, wherein the protagonist - a zombie - eats the brain of a murderer, or victim, and gains some of their motivations and personality and flashes of their life. Luckily, she works in a morgue and finds a cop that trusts her 'hunches to solve crimes. So, can't use that twist, but you get the idea.
1000 words max, due noonish, Friday, August 30th.
Image from here.