I completed and published CRYSTAL BALL PERSUASION, on my birthday, September 18th – a story of a Gypsy who found herself at odds with her life and as a result, acted on a years old premonition as soon as it became possible. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 4. Why chapter 4,…
Magic? Coincidence? Heaven-sent? Who cared at that point. I knew I had aced it, compounded the humor and named my characters VERY appropriately.
‘Recite: “Before this night is over, whatever you have done to others will surely come to circle you.” (Now name the exact ailment to be suffered three times, and place a bay leaf for protection under the bare feet of all who are witness to the curse.)’
The theme of gypsies has been with me for many years. I have researched, embraced and have delved into what makes a ‘gypsy soul’ all in preparation for something I didn’t originally plan on – a novel about a gypsy.
The only sort of air-conditioning this gypsy really needs comes from the sea. It provides oxygen, food, infinite beauty and endless entertainment. My time ‘on the road’, though short, was highlighted by the sea. So much so that my skin improved, my circulation, energy and calm.
Unfortunately, I can’t bring myself to acquire an opal even if it promises to add inspiration to my life. I am just that bit superstition and tempting fate is never a good idea. In fact, now that I have completed this post, I’m going to delete that gorgeous temptress of an opal from my laptop!
It ended up he did have a story. One that touched my very soul and one that has stayed with me to this day, two and a half years later.