The Hand She Dealt to Me
written by: Phyllis P. Colucci
Yes I am Fortune Teller. You look surprised, Lia. Please know that I am very good at what I do. Let me read fortune for you – for free. You come see me. For you I do tarot reading. Tarot is very powerful reading. You will enjoy the experience.
Well I don’t really believe in that kind of thing. I’m Catholic Amira, and this type of thing goes against my religion. It’s really forbidden.
But I have gift from God, Lia. I do good thing, not bad. How can good thing be forbidden my friend?
Who is your God, Amira. Is it Allah? I know, because you’re Muslim. We do not practice the same religion. We don’t believe in the same God. Allah is not my God, Amira. Still, I don’t believe Allah would approve of Fortune Telling either.
Oh no my friend. You make a little mistake here. Allah is God in Muslim religion, yes; but Allah is not my God too. I am Catholic, like you Lia. Even though my family is from Lebanon, we have many Catholics there. I am good Christian, like you. So as I say, I have gift from God in heaven. Our God, Lia. Believe me, I only work for the good, not the bad, not the evil.
Well now I’m even more surprised, Amira. I don’t know many Catholics that would choose your line of work as a career. I’m sure you do very good things for some people, but I wouldn’t like to know my future. That’s in God’s hands. God has a plan for all of us Amira, even you. What will be, will be. Now please, I really should go. I’m running late.
Wait my friend. Please. I can help you with family matter, personal matter, finance. Let me read tarot for you. I sense you need some help with family matter. I see aura around you, Lia, that tells me you are a little sad maybe? In need of a little help maybe? You have some things on your mind that cause you a little confusion? You worry much. Come…come walk back to my shop. I read for free.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Another "excerpt" from one of my novels, titled "The Hand She Dealt to Me". This novel is a work of adult fiction (mystery, suspense) with a touch of humor, and an ethnic slant.
I chose to write this novel in a "dialogue-only" format, since the storyline just pushed me in that direction as I was writing. It just seemed to flow that way. By the time I realized it, there was no turning back. It was meant to exist in that format. Hope you like it.
I retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement agency in NYC, a few years back.
Presently, I am pursuing my passion for writing, and most of my writing has that New York edge.