Author: Christopher Stone
Length: Short Story (40 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (October 29th, 2013)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Magic, metaphysics, and a chance encounter with a gypsy fortuneteller, coalesce to irrevocably change three lives.
Christopher Hartman and his live-in, Beau, can’t understand why their successful magician friend, Marco, “Abracadabra,” Scarpucci, is insecure in his personal life. For months, he has been crushing on Sam, a dancer, several years his junior. But Marco can’t screw up the courage to ask him out. Christopher plots, but fails, to successfully intervene.
But when Marco intervenes, convincing Christopher and Beau to see a gypsy fortuneteller, the lives of the three men are irrevocably altered; in a way that changes their beliefs about the very nature of reality.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=CSABRCAD
Review: A cute short story with a surprising twist of fate! At first, I thought this trio of friends was going to lead to a story of polyamory, but I was way wrong!
When a fun afternoon outing of live theater, lunch and fortune-telling turn into shockingly accurate predictions of Christopher and Beau’s future, they both can’t wait to find out what the gypsy wrote in the note that foretold Marco’s! Only Marco promised not to read his fortune until he arrived home…but before he does, the twists and turns begin with a bang!
A fun short story with a lot of cheekiness packed in.