The Fortuneteller

The Fortuneteller

A Poem by storiestotell

Emeral lights glowing.

People screaming as rides

turn them around, over and upside down.

Sweet cotton candy cling to sticky fingers.

Foods of all kind scent the air.

The carnival is a fun jamboree.


Dark tent with eerie music playing.

Beads of assorted colors clatter

as the first costumer enters.

A gypsy emerges from the darkness,

Purple scraf keeps her fire red hair tied back.

Long earrings dangle.

Finger nails click the crystal ball

She knows the bewitching hour is here.


Shaky hand puts sliver coins into the pot.

Fortuneteller looks at his palm.

An evil grin forms on her lips,

an ex-boyfriend was he.


She leans over, bossoms jiggle in his face.

He looks into cold enthralling eyes.

Unable to move he waits for his fate.


Inventive idea she has.

Lightning flashes across the room.

She rubs her hand over her crystal ball,

mouth drops open.

"You will die tonight," she says.


Hellion face turns to laughter.

Ex-boyfriends epic courage falters,

he runs out and jumps on the ferris wheel.

Fortuneteller waves at him in a friendly gesture.

She watches as he falls to his death.


The fortuneteller stares in amazement.

"Guess I got this one right!"


© 2011 storiestotell

Author's Note

Tell me what you think! Worte the for a group. Had to use the words : Bewitching, Enthralling, Inventive, Silver, Hellion, Epic

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Very bewitching tale..loved the last and God bless..Kathie

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great work..!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

A good twist in the carnival of fate...

Posted 9 Years Ago

LOL the power of suggestion. Wonderful imagery I could almost taste the cotton candy and geez I felt the fear of the gypsy. Great write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

The description is epic and the ending is awesome:)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very well crafted and crafty, indeed. A very enjoyable read! Nice work!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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LOL! at the ending haha - she got one right! I bet he was hoping she didn't that's for sure - you pulled us in to your tapestry of words here - and let us float and drift into the story - from the carnival atmosphere to the more sinister fortuneteller with her tricks and strained omniscience - nice!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Fun write. Good job on using all your assigned words in an intelligent manner.

Posted 9 Years Ago

you're craft is evolviing superbly; you delved into contrast of movement and emotion, nice tension building and story line

Posted 9 Years Ago

the malcontented lover is avenged would make a good tale for "tales from the crypt"

Posted 9 Years Ago

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21 Reviews
Added on June 1, 2011
Last Updated on June 4, 2011
Tags: Carnival, Cotton Candy, Rides, Gypsy



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