Salamander, by Magenta Nero, is this week's Scary Sunday Tale. This is one of those stories that grew on me. The more I read, the more I saw of me in it. Perhaps this is good, or maybe not. Okay, it's not. Damn me anyway! Read the story for yourself and see if some of Magenta's words apply to you too.
I have only included a snippet below. Go to the link above and read this great story and more of Magenta's super tales. You'll love them all.
Salamander“Fulfill your divine potential. Connect with your higher self and spirit guides. Manifest the life you want,” read the brochure.
It sounded like a good idea at the time, but sitting there, in a circle of misfits, Jess regretted going along and wondered how she could politely excuse herself.
A woman with long white hair rang a little bell to announce the meditation was about to begin. People hushed their soft chatter. They nestled on their cushions, getting comfortable.
“Okay. Let’s begin. My name is Isadora. I will be leading the guided meditation with you tonight.”
Isadora glanced around the room, smiling warmly. She wore long flowing clothes in shades of pink and white. Her neck and fingers were adorned with gemstones. Jess hated her immediately.
“Let’s close our eyes. Begin by taking a deep breath. In through the nose, out through the mouth. And another deep breath in…and out. Allow all the thoughts and worries of the day to slip away. Become fully aware of your body. We’re going to count backwards from ten and you will gradually feel more and more relaxed. Ten…”