Patsy knew taking Terry’s ring was a bad idea, but she couldn’t help herself. It called to her, it … it wanted her to take it, didn’t it? She couldn’t shake the feeling of dread in her bones. What if her mother gave it to her, or if it was a family heirloom? Patsy’s heart hammered in fear, but she was determined to keep it. …
Terry tugged at her hair, desperate to get the knots out and get out the door. She was late again and this time she wouldn’t get away scot-free. Andrew had it in for her.
“I should have just slept with him. Then I could be late as hell and he wouldn’t mind’ she mused.
Pulling on her shoes she ran out the door, throwing a bag over her shoulder. Hauling ass she made it to work at 30 seconds to 8. Terry opened the door to Pets N More as quietly as she could and snuck behind the counter. Splashing water from the cooler onto her cheeks she tried to look as though she had been there forever, it worked. Andrew walked out of the stock room, clipboard clutched to his chest.
‘Oh Terry, I thought you were late.’
She shook her head, keeping her breathing in check and smiling.
‘We have new stock’ pointing behind him and then to the shelves, she knew what he wanted.…
The legend say:
In ancient days in a village 150 miles away from Xi’an, China lived a medicine woman. Her name was Nian Zhen and she was highly respected in the area and very powerful.
Nian Zhen used herbs and crystals to heal, punish and advise the believers who came to see her. She could see things and always spoke the truth, often upsetting those who came but she could not lie.
A rich and selfish farmer’s daughter came to see her, bringing several admirers with to put on a show. She believed that she was more important, educated, and beautiful than anyone else, including Nian Zhen.…