Damien Angelica Walters

When the Lady Speaks

(Originally published in What Fates Impose.)


The first thing you need to know is this: She lies. They're pretty lies, tasting of raspberries and kaleidoscopes and promise, and she smiles when she spins her tales as if that makes it more acceptable. Others will tell you you're a fool for paying, for listening, for daring to believe a fortune teller, but you know in your heart of hearts that they're the fools because lies are often just another variation of the truth.

The truth is, her lies have nothing to do with you.


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