Posted by: Author | April 1, 2019

Tuesday Tales- April 2, 2019- Alone

This week, the authors of Tuesday Tales are writing to the word prompt alone. I am still working on the paranormal book. The heroine is on the phone with her mother talking about the hero. By the way, all the characters in this story have Beatles related names.

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new TT Feb 2018

“You stay away from over there, missy. You got the gift like your grandma did. You don’t wanna be attracting no spirit to follow you home and make trouble in your life.” Her mother coughed. “You hearing me, Stella girl? No nonsense, ya hear?”

“Settle down, mamma. I’m not planning to go back. I was wondering how I could help the man who wants to buy the place. He’s a nonbeliever and I’m worried he’s going to get himself hurt.”

“You need to steer clear. Even setting up a ritual to pray for his protection could drag you down.”

Stella sighed. She should’ve known her mother would flip, but she had some of her grandmother’s candles and other items used in ritual that might be of use in casting a protective net around Max Edison. She’d learned the work from her grandmother even though her mother feared it.

“If you’re asking for Grandmother’s box, no. You can’t have it. You need to forget that idea right now.”

When her mother got that tone of voice, Stella knew the pope himself could ask her for the box and she’d say no. Not that the pope believed in Voodoo. At least she didn’t think he did.

Stifling the snort that picture that thought brought to mind and disappointed in the call, Stella sighed. “Go watch your show, Mom.”

“Promise me you’ll leave this alone.”

Knowing she couldn’t do that, Stella made a noncommittal noise and said, “I’ll see you all at Sunday dinner.”

“Promise me.”

Stella glanced up at the kitschy black cat wall clock with the moving eyes and tail. Saved by the time. “You’re missing the first puzzle on Wheel. I’ll let you go.”

“This isn’t over, child.”


  1. Nicely done. Love the pope imagery. I’m pretty sure he’s not into voodoo!

    • LOL  thanks. I’m pretty sure he isn’t either.  

  2. I love the push and pull between mother and child. So realistic. The child won’t heed the mother’s words and there might be Hell to pay — or the child could prove right, which would embarrass mom. Love this dilemma. Great job!

    • Thanks Jean.  And yep, someone is going to be wrong here.  LOL  

  3. It’s not over till mamma says so! This scene engaged me, and I look forward to learning more about what’s going on and what happens. Love the Beatles tie in. Fabulous job with the dialogue!

    • Thanks Flossie. That means a lot.

  4. Well done! Such an engaging scene.

  5. I love the banter between the two of them. Mamma has set her foot down but I doubt Stella is listening. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

    • thanks Tricia. I love banter!  🙂  And Mamma is sure not going to be happy with Stella!  LOL

  6. Wonderful interaction between mother and child. Loved the touch of a “kitschy black cat wall clock with the moving eyes and tail”.

    • Thanks. My aunt and uncle had one of those clocks when I was growing up. I loved it.


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