Palm Reader, by Gwendolyn Kiste
“Let me see your palm,” she said, and though I winced, she was too busy studying the map of my life to notice.
“You’ll have riches,” she said, “but they won’t last.”
“Why not?” I asked, trembling.
“The palm doesn’t tell all.” She smiled and closed her hand around mine.
With her, I found places I’d never seen and cuisine I’d never tasted and love I’d never known. She was the riches my palm promised. And on the morning she poisoned the coffee and laughed while I choked, only then did I understand why those riches weren’t meant to last.
Gwendolyn Kiste is a horror and fantasy writer based in Pennsylvania. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies including Strangely Funny II and Whispers from the Past: Fright and Fear as well as online at Sirens Call Publications, Danse Macabre, and Sanitarium Magazine among others. You can find her at www.gwendolynkiste.com and on Twitter (@GwendolynKiste).