🗣️ It’s Day 6 of the #TopsyTurvyWhatsMyLine writing challenge! Yesterday Big Rabbit made friends with a chicken. Today’s dialogue prompt is: “What did the psychic tell you?”
Here we go!
“What did the psychic tell you?” Emily asked Lucas Rathbone as he waited impatiently outside the brightly colored tent. Inside, his sweetheart Clara Jenkins – the gutsy chick from the Lucas Rathbone Mysteries by author Saffron Amatti – was meeting with Madam Geniza. Clara had shooed her beau from the shadowy space housing the psychic’s otherworldly realm.
“I didn’t get a chance to sit down.” Lucas glanced over his shoulder at the loose flap swaying in the late day breeze. “Clara said she had a few things she wanted to ask the psychic privately. I’m not sure if this is such a good idea.”
“Well, it IS the Empire, and charlatans aren’t tolerated, so I’m sure whatever Madam Geniza shares with Clara will be close enough to the truth if not full-on facts.”
“That’s what I’m afraid of,” grumbled Lucas. “Are you going in?”
“I already went.”
Emily gave Lucas a smug smile. “Yeah, I’d say she was pretty spot on.”
“How do you know?” Lucas cocked his head to the side. Emily perplexed him. Not as much as Tara, of course, with her fussing over Tommy Kilbourne, but Emily seemed to always land herself in trouble and he worried she’d scoop up Clara into one of her wild adventures. He preferred Lucie’s down-to-earth, what-you-see-is-what-you-get disposition.
(Here author T.L. Brown chuckles over Lucas’ musings. Oh, if he only knew!)
“Well,” Emily began. “Let’s just say I have a secret. No one here in the Empire knows, but Madam Geniza brought it up during my reading earlier today.”
“What did she tell you?” Lucas made a face when he noticed Tommy winning a stuffed animal for Tara at one of the carnival games. The petite blonde kissed his cheek.
“That’s not something I’m letting out of the bag yet,” Emily laughed. “Maybe in one of Lucie’s upcoming Bellerose Witchline books, though.”
…On the other side of the carnival, Lucie handed over the mysterious ticket to an event worker before climbing a set of metal stairs and entering the unsettling environment found inside the House of Mirrors…
🗣️ Oh, my… Whatever did the psychic say to Emily?
This mini challenge runs from June 21 – 27! Stay tuned as tomorrow the dialogue prompt is: “Did that man just walk through a wall?” (Now posted! Click here!)
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What’s This Mean for Door to Door & Bellerose Witchline Characters?
I’ll be dropping Emily Swift, Lucie Bellerose, Templeton, Rabbit, Tara, and the rest of the crazy crew into a story matching the dialogue “prompt of the day” from the challenge.
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