Hello Everyone and a warm welcome to you. Thank you for stopping by last week to view my reblogs. This is another way to show you who else I like to read. Today I’m sharing my gratitude for all the support you’ve given me for my book, ‘Awakened by Fate‘. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Jackie is a woman living life according to her own rules. She’s married, but it’s the unspoken, open kind. She can have as many female lovers as she likes, she just can’t talk about them.
After a bizarre encounter turns her world upside down, things slowly begin to change. She finds herself in desperation as she searches for answers. What she discovers is nothing is delivered in a neatly wrapped box.
Now that everything has been brought out into the open, she finds she can’t run away from her truth anymore. With her new life, comes new responsibilities, and a different outcome than what she was expecting.
Jackie isn’t alone in the story. She meets several new people who help her along her journey.
Later at home, Jackie began her night with a soak in the Jacuzzi and a glass of wine. With the sage incense burning, she lay back and allowed her mind to wander. Soon she fell into the rhythm of the rippling water. Within an instant her worries about work were out of her thoughts. The only thing that mattered was being in the here and now.
Her solitude was interrupted by the ring of her phone. Smiling, Jackie pressed the answer key.
“Hi Jackie, are you busy now?” Lisa asked.
“No, I’m just having a relaxing evening at home. And you?”
“Getting ready to get into my Jacuzzi.”
Jackie smiled to herself and replied, “Oh, wow! How’d you know I’m in mine?”
“Oh, it just came to me. Since everyone is out of the house, tonight would be a perfect night for a soak.” Pausing a moment, Lisa continued, “Anyway, I just called to tell you that next Thursday, my friend, Jen, has an art showing at the Illusion Gallery in West Hollywood. I was wondering if you’d like to go with me.”
Jackie’s eyes lit up. She and Kyle had been there years ago, and she really liked the art.
“Lisa, I’d love to go with you. What type of work does your friend do?”
“She is a contemporary artist who adds photographs to her work. If you would like, I can send you a link to her web site.”
Jackie rattled off her email address.
“Oh, I haven’t told you this yet.”
“For some time now I’ve been dabbling in some artwork myself. I do sculpture and would like to show you a piece that I just finished.”
Jackie felt herself tense up. Now she understood the image she had witnessed at Lauren’s party. Still she was baffled. “That would be great. I’d love to see your work.”
“All right. While you’re here I’ll show you something else I’ve been playing with.” Lisa then explained her love for African masks.
“This is so wonderful. Tell me more about your African safari vacation,” Jackie said.
Jackie and Lisa spoke for a little while.
Jackie shuddered. After a quick debate, she decided not to confide in her. After all she didn’t know Lisa very well and didn’t want to burden her with her problems.
“Listen, the reason for my call was that I wanted to know what you were doing next Thursday. If I’m not mistaken, don’t you have that day off?”
“Well, I was wondering if you’d like to come over and see my sculptures.”
Energetically, Jackie replied, “I’d love to come over and see your work. Recently a friend took me to an art gallery and they had one sculpture artist.
“I just love working with plaster. Sometimes I paint them. Tribal looks are my favorite. I have a picture of one that I recently sold that I’d like to show you.”
“I wished it was next Thursday already. I know I’m in for a real treat.”
“It’s a date then. How about around 6:00 p.m?”
After Jackie hung up the phone, she went to the kitchen and refilled her glass. Plopping on the couch, she thought about her vision she’d witnessed of Lisa.
I wonder if Lisa is going to hit the big time? Why else did this come to me?
“I know, why don’t I try a meditation and see if anything comes forward,” she said aloud.
It didn’t take her long to get relaxed, since she was already drunk. Closing her eyes, she began deep breathing. Soon the white glowing screen materialized. At first, all she saw were colored shapes. Then people started to materialize.
Suddenly, Jackie saw herself among the crowd. Loud voices and music were all around her, clear as day. The smell of beer and smoke filled the air. With awe in her eyes, Jackie looked amongst the people huddled in front of the Bowtie Club.
A group of people emerged from the bar and walked over to the curb. One person met eye contact with Jackie and gave her a strange look. Jackie looked away, not caring what it meant. Looking around, she recognized a woman whom she used to know down at the corner. Jackie moved in closer.
A chill crept up her legs, so she walked more briskly. Once at the corner, she met eye contact with her friend. However, the woman just kept talking like nothing at all. No matter how much Jackie waved, she could not get her attention. Disappointed, she turned to walk down the street. When she got to the corner, she turned and continued walking.
Out of nowhere came the loud barking of a large dog. Frantically, she bolted down the street as fast as she could. To her horror, the dog chased her!
I’ve got to get to safety, and fast too!
The next thing she knew, she was back in her living room and rubbing her legs, trying to get warm and out of breath. She tried to rationalize what had just happened and had no success. And then a dog reacted to her. Frightened, she left all the lights on and before she went to bed.
Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to visit next week. I’ll be presenting my review for Breanna Hughes‘ ‘Stunted,’ which has been receiving rave reviews on Amazon.
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