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Daily Prompt: Life Line


Daily Prompt: Life Line

by michelle w. on August 12, 2013

You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us HANDS.

world handsI’m not really interested in having my fortune told, I don’t believe in all that mumbo jumbo – but this is a long flight to Singapore and I am going to sit next to this lady for a few hours. What’s the worst she can tell me? That I am going to die? We are all going to die at some point.

I hold out my hand, palm upwards. The lady goes quiet, closes her eyes, grasps my hand in both of hers and squeezes. Then she releases my hand and opens her eyes.

She’s performing this strange ritual rather publically in the middle aisle seats. She makes no eye contact, no reassuring sounds or words, she stares at my palm and slowly starts tracing the lines with the smooth skin of her own index finger.

“Your fate line is very faint and your heart and life lines are long. You express your emotions freely but you are selfish in love.

…. You have suffered an emotional trauma.

Your head line is short but you are very creative, you enjoy adventure and have enthusiasm for life (fairly obvious I would have thought as I am on a plane!)

Your life will be full of momentous decisions. (Better neat my indecisive nature then!)

Your life line shows that you have plenty of vitality and strength (I’m still listening to you aren’t I?)

You are a self-made individual, you had aspirations from early childhood. Your palm is ‘Fire’ (that links to my zodiac) and this means that you are; spontaneous, enthusiastic and optimistic, sometimes egoistic, impulsive and insensitive. (Nice!) You are an extrovert, (well that one’s easy!) You do things boldly and instinctively.”

She stops for a moment and looks up at me.

“Do you recognise yourself?”

“Yes thank you, very accurate.” That is what I said, but I couldn’t help thinking she had taught me nothing at all.

Daily Prompt: This is Your Life

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  • Daily Prompt: This Is Your Life

    by michelle w. on January 11, 2013

    If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.


    I was so tempted until I got to the end of the sentence! For me, this prompt is easily answered – NO, no I wouldn’t. I won’t even have Tarot Cards read because I don’t want to know the future. I’m sure if it wasn’t good we might think we would do our best to change that. Would you really have the strength? I think I’d get messed up mentally if I knew even what next week involved. I wouldn’t have believed in last week had I been told but because I wanted it – I like to think I made part of it happen. I believe in destiny, I have also been stuck for years on one spot because I took no action.

    In 2 weeks I have started a blog, submitted writing, blown the dust off my manuscript and bought my 2nd property! If I had read that I would have been convinced it was a work of fiction!

    I’d love to read the early years, the parts I cannot recall, the patchy memories pieced together over sepia photographs of childhood. I remember hating having no sister and now thinking back it felt great to have two brothers. Unsettled though youth was, it was safe, the next couple of decades have been a challenge – if I was reading the book I’d need plenty of Kleenex for the 1st part.

    I like reading other people’s lives, but I think I’m best off just living mine!


    How about you?