Monday, February 10, 2014

Life Inside the Crystal Ball

Months (and months and months) ago, I promised to do a proper post on Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance, the short story collection edited by Rayne Hall. This is the one that contains my second published story, The Watcher.

Rayne Hall collected ten short stories penned by ten writers, including yours truly. Each story deals with some aspect of clairvoyance.

We've all heard about (or maybe even visited) those who peer into crystal balls. My story, The Watcher, takes the reader inside the crystal ball itself and shows one day in Sadie's life. Sadie knows nothing of our world. Hers changes each time Seer Shinta Makmur reads a female's fortune. And sometimes those fortunes turn bad.

Other stories include:

While I enjoyed the entire collection, there are a few in there that beg to be read. Nearly eight months later, some of these tales are still vivid in my mind. At my age, that's saying something.



On an unrelated note... While I'll not make a full post about it, I will mention that on Wednesday, February 12th, this little blog of mine turns two years old. Cake and ice cream will be served during the Sponge Bob Squarepants show.  My, my, our babies grow up so fast, don't they?


32 comments:

  1. I have only just done a partial cull of my books and you are putting temptation in my way. Seers does look very, very intriguing.
    And happy blog birthday - may there be many more.

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    1. Thank you much! I've met so many wonderful people through blogging. I don't see myself stopping it voluntarily. :)

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  2. Congrats on two lovely blogging years Jeff. I love a good deal for a good book. Might get a copy later in the week. Clairvoyance via fortune tellers has taken a back seat in books to telepaths so it would be interesting to see into this crystal ball...I mean anthology.Good share Jeff.

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    1. I appreciate that, Sheena. It was a fun story to write. Different, but fun.

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  3. The Watcher sounds really interesting, I like the idea of being taken into a crystal ball. And Congrats on your two year blogging anniversary! I'm right around my 2 year mark as well. (:

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    1. We might be blogger twins and never knew it!

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  4. I can definitely vouch for this story. ;) And happy blogiversary two days early. You're three months ahead of me.

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    1. oooh, thanks for the thumbs up, Patrick!

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  5. I'll have to pick it up! Congratulations on two years of blogging.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. And congratulations to you for supporting so many bloggers.

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  6. Congrats on 2 years Jeff. Where's my cake and ice cream? Don't feed it all to the grands.

    The Watcher seems like a delightful concept. As I have over 500 books on my Kindle, I think I will have to cut back on books though. Would like to read your story though.

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    1. Actually, I fed the grandson (just one this weekend) pizza, Wendy's (always chocolate) Frosty and chocolate "mud" pie. That kid was wired! LOL I'll have to see what I can do about your TBR conundrum.

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  7. I remember that one! It was good. Congratulations on the nearly two years. If it is not chocolate cake, dragon will have some. Otherwise,just the icecream please (provided it is not chocolate too).

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    1. I do love these positive affirmations. ;-) Perhaps for you I shall make a red velvet cake. To match your scales, of course.

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  8. I'll have to get a copy and one day, you will have to sign it!

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    1. hmmm, I've never autographed a book before. You could be my "first"! hehehe

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  9. Your story has such a cool premise! And your blog is turning two years old? Happy blogoversary! ;)

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    1. Thanks for the blogoversary wish! And thanks for swelling my head just a bit. :)

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  10. Happy blogoversary! I just hit three years.

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    1. Three years? That almost makes you part of the "establishment" in this internet nook.

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  11. Happy blogoversary! I'm sending you some cyber cake. ;)

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    1. oooh, cyber cake. Sounds appetizing. Thanks!

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  12. Hey Jeff,

    I just peered into my crystal balls and I saw myself typing a comment to you. February 12 will be a momentous anniversary. Congrats to you, kind sir.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks, Gary! I suppose it will be at that.

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  13. What a clever premise! Kudos on your story. And congrats re: your blog birthday. (Imagine me blowing a noisy party favor.)
    :)

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    1. Why thank you, Melissa. I take "clever" as quite a compliment. Love the party favors!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your blog! And congrats on your story. Sounds good. Tossing confetti!

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  15. Congratulations on your short story publication!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! This one was fun to write.

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