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Three young girls go to a psychic after pooling their allowance money together. It’s been thirteen years and none of the prediction have come true until today. They face turbulent times in their lives that will make them stronger and bring them back together. The power of true, unceasing friendship and love conquers all. And the help of a psychic along the way doesn’t hurt.
The predictions a psychic made thirteen years ago bring three young women at the height of the most critical moments in their lives back together. Through their friendship, these young women learn about love, life, and cherishing what matters most.
Enjoy an excerpt:
Diane and a woman are sitting across from each other at a round table with a deep burgundy cloth on it. Diane, who is in her early fifties, and the woman, in her early twenties, are engrossed in a serious conversation with intense eye contact. Diane, who has short, gray hair, is trying to reach an understanding with the dark-haired woman.
I see the path people take during their lives as if they were movies on a screen. It could be the words spoken by one, a touch given, or a simple stare that gives me insight into a person’s life. I try to be an adviser to my clients, but I can only tell them what I see, not what they want to hear. I have been in the same location, in the same small town, for over 20 years. I moved up North after my mother passed away. In her honor, the honor of the lineage I share, I continue our work. I come from a long line of healers. There was a time when our folks could not get to a hospital—we had to learn to heal ourselves based on traditions passed on from the motherland. My people used remedies from the earth, things like black tourmaline crystals, raw honey, herbal roots like John the Conqueror root, and plants like Rose of Jericho to heal. Sometimes we are healing life situations, sometimes we are healing health. We learned old wives’ tales and used our secondary vision to lead us to solutions for others. Along the way, I was taught something many grapple with. You see, people can change their short-run destinies, but they can never change their fate.
The woman leaves. Diane heads toward the curtain that covers the doorway of the back room. She pulls the curtain to the side and walks through the doorway. On the other side of the curtain, there is a small kitchen area and a table. On top of the stove sits a teapot. Diane, who is wearing a red apron, reaches in the cabinet and takes out a teacup and a saucer. She pours tea in her cup and has a seat at the table.
What has been disturbing me since I woke up this morning is a dream that I had last night. My dreams are like a compass. They tell me the direction things are going.
Diane moves her fingertip around the teacup rim very slowly and watches the tea steam.
Recalled to me was a reading I did for three young girls almost twelve years ago.
Twelve-year-olds Rachel and Vanessa are standing with eleven-year-old Cassandra at the door of the shop. Diane walks from behind the curtain of the back room.
“Hi, how may I help you young girls?” Diane asks.
“We want a reading,” Vanessa says. She has long, wavy brown hair.
“Yeah, the sign outside says a reading is ten dollars,” Cassandra says. She has long, dark curly black hair in ponytails.
“Calm down, Rachel. Just act cool,” Vanessa says.
Rachel, who has short blonde hair, puts ten dollars on the table. The money is in singles, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
“Well, I don’t usually do groups,” Diane says.
“Oh,” Rachel exclaims.
The young girls all look at each other.
“We can leave,” Rachel says.
“What?” Vanessa says. “Give us a moment,” she tells Diane.
The girls huddle together.
“Look, guys,” Cassandra says. “I need to find out my designer destiny. Will I grow up in the life of riches, wearing Gucci everything?”
Vanessa replies. “Even more important than your Gucci dreams is my career. At age twelve, I don’t have a career yet. This is serious. My parents are all over me. All my cousins already know what they want to be when they grow up! Rachel, don’t mess this up. This family holiday, I’m coming prepared with an answer for the career question.”
Vanessa approaches Diane as the group’s spokesperson. “So, can we still get a reading?”
About the Author: Tanille is the co-author and creator of the children’s green book series “Jordan & Justine’s Weekend Adventures.” She is also the author of the new media young adult novels with music “Cameo by Tanille,” and “Broken by Tanille.”
The Undercover Starlet Journal is a title Tanille created to inspire young women and has extended Undercover Starlet into brand extensions that appear throughout her novels. Tanille has been writing music and books since age 16. She earned an MBA at 21 and graduated magna cum laude.
Readers of her latest young adult romance novel “Broken by Tanille” get free music downloads of her new Pop R&B hits “All of Me,” “Feel It,” “Baby Comeback to Me,” “It’s Not Okay,” and “What’s a Girl to Do” all written, performed and co-produced by Tanille.
The Undercover Starlet Reading Project is a new project we’ve launched, tasked with inspiring young teens in urban communities to reads and express themselves. We are committed to going above and beyond to reach youth with inspiring messages.