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The Evolution of Tarot Tales

Tarot Tales has undergone a few changes from inception to execution. The metamorphosis may not yet be complete. ∞ The original concept of Tarot Tales was a series of stories within a story. The encompassing story was loosely a murder … Continue reading

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Done with Tarot Tales

I am done . . . with the first draft. Now the fun begins because tomorrow I will start the second draft. ∞ Not to say I don’t enjoy creating first drafts. Letting my imagination run wild is an exhilarating … Continue reading

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The Moon (Tarot Tales)

An ancient superstition and a modern abduction have combined to make Gawen’s life a living hell. Will he be able to save his son or will the infant suffer the same depraved fate that Gawen’s brother did many years before? … Continue reading

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Strength (Tarot Tales)

A woman woke up at the bottom of a graded mine entrance with no idea how she got there. She was alone. She tried to move but her legs but they did not work. ∞ Would she be able to … Continue reading

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The World (Tarot Tales)

The world changed, transformed itself, into an entirely new configuration once each year. Only that which were within enclosures—buildings, walled towns or villages—stayed the same. But without, once the Change finished, it was all different. ∞ Knowing the Change was … Continue reading

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The Hierophant — Part II (Tarot Tales)

And now, the conclusion of this three-part story. ∞ We are back with the Hierophant and his audience of graduating students. He has given them the why of their existence and now he will relate the how. ∞ Tune in … Continue reading

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The Hierophant – Part I (Tarot Tales)

On a distant planet, the Hierophant, the Keeper of the Secrets, is facing a dilemma: When addressing the first graduating class should he disclose the true history of the planet and its occupants, or not? ∞ In this first of … Continue reading

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The Tower (Tarot Tales)

Three intrepid adventurers have come to an uncharted and supposedly cursed island to look for treasure. They soon find it is like nowhere else they have ever been: refreshing morning rain showers, intoxicating breezes, anomalous vegetation and an impenetrable circle … Continue reading

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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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