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The Hanged (Man) Woman (Tarot Tales)

I know the card says “The Hanged Man” but my Muse has insisted I change it to “The Hanged Woman.” And since she provides my inspiration, I listen. ∞ Miranda, the old crone of the kingdom, was beside herself with … Continue reading

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The Fool (Tarot Tales)

The director of a chemical research laboratory has given his drug-addicted son the run of the facility. Enough said. ∞∞ Word for Today: Leitmotif — The leitmotif of Mason’s stories was always the same — love conquers all. ∞∞∞

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The Hermit (Tarot Tales)

Who:     Two astronauts and a robot What:     An encrypted letter home Where:   Lunarbase 5 When:     Late 21st Century Why:       An AI has become sentient during a solar flare Solution: ??? ∞∞ Word for Today: Adventitious — Margaret said to her … Continue reading

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The Emperor (Tarot Tales)

The aging emperor awoke from his haunting dream realizing a decision had to be made. He soon must choose his successor, and that was an impossible decision.  Of his four children, his daughter was the best, but a female could … Continue reading

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Temperance (Tarot Tales)

Can you imagine waking up one morning and finding you could eat anything and everything and not gain an ounce? Well, that’s Martin’s dilemma — all right, wrong word, his situation — when he awakens to a ravishing appetite. He … Continue reading

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Justice (Tarot Tales)

Let’s take a trip out to the Oort Cloud to visit a fascinating world in this two-part story. We will meet some creatures called Shimmerers whose main purpose in life is Comet Scheduling and Control. But every society needs a … Continue reading

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The Magician (Tarot Tales)

First, take two jocular friends who occasionally meet to exchange salutations and tidbits of gossip. Add a coven of crones, an enchanted prince, a dimwitted king and a mysterious magician. Place in settings of a bazaar, a Harvest Festival, a … Continue reading

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The High Priestess (Tarot Tales)

It was the dream of a lifetime. Pamela had just completed her undergraduate studies, and was looking forward to graduate work in cultural anthropology, when the head of the department approached her with a unique offer: A year living among … Continue reading

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The Lovers (Tarot Tales)

Kurt and Margot had a small private wedding with only a couple of friends as witnesses. Their marriage had been their greatest dream. ∞ On their wedding night, however, they encountered their greatest nightmare.  Would they survive? ∞∞ Word for … Continue reading

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It seems I have been repeating myself. When I began posting again, after surgery, I failed to look back to see what subjects I had covered previously. It seems two of my more recent posts are duplicates of ones I … Continue reading

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