The Power Of Palms

The Power Of Palms

A Story by Zoe

    There were lines on his face, lines of books on his shelf, lines of customers outside his tent, lines on tree trunks beyond the silky walls of his tent, and so forth; but the lines that interested him the most were the ones on the palms of the lady sitting opposite to him. 
     "How now, sir?" anxiously beseeched the lady, after the palm reader looked at her hand with great deliberation. 
     "Hmm...interesting...very interesting. I see that you and your life have undergone many changes in the recent past...?" said he, wanting to sound more and more contemplative. 
    "Eh, well, yeah...I have" Seriously? Isn't that obvious from my protruding tummy.
    "I knew it!" he exclaimed, snapping his fingers. He then continued examining her palms. 
    "I perceive you're having difficulty dealing with life aren't you? You're experiencing certain things which you have never experienced before" 
     It could well be estimated from the lady's youthful looks that her belly had tumefied for the very first time.
    "Hell, yes" replied she, whose restlessness grew with the palm reader's every sentence. "Perhaps if you could just foresee my future..." she implored in her softest of voices, throwing glances at the modified part of her body. 
    "You should've told me before, madam! Nevermind, nevermind. Give me a bit" he said in an irritated tone and went back to the lady's hand. 
    "I apologise. You know I just-" 
    "Hush, madam! You need to maintain silence. I...I can see it. Hush" 
     All of it seemed more like a game of pretence to her, though she found it better to keep her mouth shut. 
    "I sense the presence of four people, that is to say- the doctor, the nurse, your baby, and you, during the auspicious time of nativity" he theorised, staring straight into her eyes. 
    Is this some kind of joke? "Tell me something else!" she grumbled; her annoyance reaching its limits. 
    "Calm down, madam. Calm down" he sweat nervously. 
    "Okay, hold on, I got something else..." he continued, "Hmm...I see...I see a lotus! And it's peach-tinged petals. The petals- they...they slowly unfold...and what they reveal is the head-" 
     Before the palm reader could break the so-called suspense, he was thrown back onto the ground along with his chair by the mighty hard blow. And the victorious lady stomped out of the purple and gold tent, showing him the true power of palms.

© 2017 Zoe



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BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love a broad who can slap the silly outta some asshat! This made my day. I see by your profile that you are very young and already demonstrating incredible talent. I will be expecting to see you on the New York Times Best Sellers List in five years, young lady!

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Zoe

1 Week Ago

Oh gosh, THIS made MY day! Thank you so much, Carol. I truly appreciate it :)



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I must say I've slap a many with these wrinkled hands. thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Hours Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

21 Minutes Ago

Thank you for your time, Roxane!
I went to many Palms readers. More for the cards. Sometime we don't want to know the truth. I was saved by one. I enjoyed the story and the ending. You create situation and wild end. Thank you Zoe for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

3 Days Ago

Thanks so much, Coyote! I appreciate the review.
Coyote Poetry

2 Days Ago

You are welcome Zoe.
Rofl... Wow... Zoe... Your work has become as engaging as a published short story... I am almost envious as to how people can make such vivid and easily-read interactions... Marvelous, and I am not just blowing sunshine at you... You have an incredible talent for writing... Superbly penned... Loved it

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Silente

3 Days Ago

The grass is always greener, eh? Cause I would absolutely love to be able to write my book with this.. read more
Zoe

3 Days Ago

What you write is no piece of cake either. I'm literally flattered by your words...Thank you again s.. read more
Silente

3 Days Ago

Of course...
Hahaha. This was so good and riveting pulling the reader for more and more details. You know and have skills.

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

3 Days Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate it! :)
Sami Khalil

3 Days Ago

You are most welcome.
With places remembered ~ Or forgotten,~ Flying through landscapes ~ That never were.. '

Wonderfulyl created story, great language.. then thatr clevertwist at the end (Not saying more, your secret's saft with me.!)

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

4 Days Ago

Lovely lines. Thank you, Emma, for reading and reviewing. Really appreciated.
I love that ending. The so-called "psychic" totally deserved to have a little sense slapped into him. I was getting more and more annoyed with his antics, and the ending is a great conclusion.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

4 Days Ago

Thank you, Clifford! I truly appreciate it
I LOVE THIS PIECE.

For such a short piece, you bring us into a world which has been brilliantly executed. The dialogue was really well execute and totally believable. I alos enjoyed the brief thought - this is EXACTLY how a normal person would think. (Little details like this always go a long way. Once again you have presented the reader with a piece that is has us engaged from the first line.

Zoe, you are going to go far in the world of writing - KEEP WRITING and I will keep reading.

Brilliant twist at the end- Loved It!!!

100/100

Mark.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

4 Days Ago

Thank you so very much Mr.mark! Coming from you, it does mean a lot. Glad you liked it!
Oh, what a wonderful story! You begin with all the different 'lines' immediately engaging our interest. The account of the session with the palm reader was so well told. Then the end. I roared with laughter! Your play on the word 'palm' was brilliant!

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

4 Days Ago

Thank you so much for reading and your kind words, Aunt Astri!
Lol! What a great plot twist. I didn't see that coming and nor did the unfortunate palm reader it seems. Never mess with a pregnant woman! Very impressed with this short story. One of the best I've read in a long time. Thank you for sharing! :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Andronicus. I appreciate it! :)
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love a broad who can slap the silly outta some asshat! This made my day. I see by your profile that you are very young and already demonstrating incredible talent. I will be expecting to see you on the New York Times Best Sellers List in five years, young lady!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Week Ago

Oh gosh, THIS made MY day! Thank you so much, Carol. I truly appreciate it :)

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