Image credit: Vera Petruk/

Image credit: Vera Petruk/

I will read your fortune. Sit quietly and concentrate on what you want to know. Sometimes we don’t really realise what our true questions are, so let them rise. The cards will know, and tell their story, but you may not understand if you have not appreciated why you truly came.

The Devil card is central to you. This question is somehow about bondage, or the secrets we keep. I see you understand at least a little, so listen carefully. This card is dangerous,and dark. It knows more than you know, and more than I can ever see.

Your fortune is linked to death, but not your own. The cards show a dance, a game, which you might play. Do I see blood upon your hands? You can let me know, your secret’s safe with me. We are bonded by the rules of fortune’s game – a confessional of sorts, if you will, though the gods that take their tributes here are not the same. Not the same.

Your future is your past, and your past your future. The cycles of time and the Wheel, of fortune good or ill. All these Major Arcana rise to greet you. There is something you must do. Something you have come to do.

Sweet Death, the card of choice and liberation. Do you seek my forgiveness for what you have come to do? If so, take it freely, you and I can only ever be what we are. And fortune has favoured and blighted us both just the same.

My life for yours. I read my own cards this morning my friend, something they say you should never do. It brings a curse they say, and this time, it has brought me you.

We cannot escape our fortune, you and I. You have come to kill, and I have come to die.

But I will read your fortune, just once, before we go.

(c) Helen M Valentina 2016

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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2 Responses to Fortune

  1. Another where the narrator is ready to die. The offer of a card read to the executioner is pure genius. Good job.

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