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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.


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.

Phyllis P. Colucci

Phyllis P. Colucci

OCTOBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
I am a freelance / indie writer (fiction, poetry, blog), residing in Brooklyn, New York.
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.
Phyllis P. Colucci
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