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Madam Esmeralda sat waiting for the next sucker to enter her tent and have their fortune told with one gaze into the mystic crystal ball, a piece of junk she'd found years before.

A man entered and sat down as she gave him her usual spiel and then gazed into the ball. Only this time she saw something. It frightened her and she jumped up and tried to run out of the tent. The man rose from the chair and grabbed her, slowly pulling his knife from his belt.

For the first and last time, Esmeralda had glimpsed the future.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Great stuff Christopher. Unlike Esmeralda, I didn’t see that coming until it sunk in.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    And I’m wearing a seersucker shirt as I read it...

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    Christopher about 1 year ago

    Thanks, Neville. The title was an afterthought. I posted it as "The Seer" but then realized I had used the word "sucker" in the first line so I changed the title. "The Seer Sucker" has more than one connotation, which appealed to me.

    Thanks again.

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