Tarot Card Anthology: Synchronicity Volume 2
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by Tina Bendoni, Michelle Hasker
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: Abigail Montgomery reads cards. And this time around she has twenty-one very special readings to do. From a woman who needs to learn the magic of love, to another who has to accept her inner beauty. A man who learns to look within himself, and a woman who has to face Death to move beyond. Will these people make the right choices for happiness? Or will they be forever lost?
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: May 2008
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [278 KB]
Reading time: 184-257 min.
THE HANGED MAN by Tina Bendoni
Eric sat back in his first class seat and took a deep breath. They'd been on the flight less than three hours and already he had gone to the bathroom four times. And it wasn't like he needed the facilities, it was only to throw water on his face. God, how he hated flying.
"It'll be alright."
Eric turned to the older woman sitting beside him. She patted his hand in a comforting gesture.
She smiled a welcoming smile. "Not to everyone, perhaps, but I am sitting beside you after all."
"I don't know why, but I've never liked flying."
"You're too grounded for flight. You prefer to keep your feet on the ground where they belong."
Eric smiled at the lady, not sure what she meant, but knowing she was trying to be helpful. It wasn't in his nature to blow her off.
"Are you going to Philly on business?" he asked politely.
"No, I'm living there for the present. I just got back from some time in California. I make the trip once a month or so. You?" The woman reached for her bag, and started searching for something. Good, maybe she was looking for a book or something and would leave him to suffer through the rest of the trip alone.
"I have business to attend to."
She pursed her lips as she found what she was looking for. It was a small bag of some sort, and held something rectangular in it. A large deck of cards, perhaps?
He was right, it was a deck of cards. But even with a quick glance, he could tell they weren't ordinary cards. Oh, God, they're tarot cards.
"I thought to keep your mind off of things if you wouldn't mind entertaining an old lady for a few minutes."
Old his ass. She wasn't even his mother's age. He rolled his eyes while she wasn't looking, and quickly turned it into a nod when she looked up.
"Don't worry," she assured him with a smile. "Just one card. I have this compelling urge right now, and since both of us are trapped here..."
He watched as she drifted off in thought as she shuffled the cards.
Eric looked down at the card she had pulled. It was the picture of a young man hanging upside down by his foot. Strange.
"The Hanged Man."
Okay, that made sense. But why they would hang someone from their foot was beyond him.
"Seems you're going into a situation that requires an assessment on your part? One that perhaps you've already made your mind up about?"
Eric didn't say anything, but he felt shocked to the core at her words.
"This card tells me that perhaps you need to look at things in a different way, or from a different angle. It's possible you need to let go of something to find what you're looking for.
"Well, you know, I may be wrong. It's not often that I am, but even I make mistakes sometimes." As she was talking, she was sweeping the cards together, and putting them back in her bag. She patted his hand again.
"Don't worry, my dear. You'll know the right choice to make when the time comes."
Before he realized it, they'd landed in Philly and were able to disembark. He lost track of his fortune teller in the shuffle, and had no chance to ask her the questions running around in his head. Not having any luggage other than his carry-on, he headed to the car rental agency to pick up his transportation for the next few days.