Ghost Story Based on Real Events
Presence: A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Short Story by G G Collins
“If you receive a sign it will be something quite unusual.”
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to brush your teeth. Not when you’re Rachel Blackstone, the Reluctant Medium. She can’t explain why a simple clock on her bathroom shelf flew across the room. The death of a friend weighs more heavily. Her friend Chloe, into all things New Age, once told her about a transition blessing for the dead. Although Rachel wants to do it, she is gun-shy about attempting another ritual after the disaster she created the first time. Chloe convinces her it will be okay and offers a Hopi prayer. But when another unexplained event occurs, Rachel is afraid they may have unwittingly invited another evil entity into their lives. Were they foolhardy to attempt communication with the afterlife or will the new spirit reach out in a way Rachel understands?
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Kindle Short Reads, 30 minutes (12-21 pages), Literature & Fiction, Ghosts
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Believe it or not.
Rachel and Chloe have done it again!
This is a wonderful tribute to those we love who have passed. To others, try it and you will most likely have a memory that will always stay with you.
Thanks Tonya for blessing Rachel’s life. Thanks GG for sharing your blessing.
Reviewed by Mojo. Thank you!
Hypnotic Gems is Real Jewel
In an era when the words “customer service” strike fear into our hearts and cause us to feel defeated before we’ve even complained, rises a business whose owner really does know the definition of customer service. This business is Hypnotic Gems.
When I opened a box containing crystals a couple of weeks ago, I was dismayed to find one Tiger’s Eye broken into pieces. The shipper was a third-party and sadly didn’t pack the box as carefully as needed. When I checked in with their Web site, I found that I could only return the order rather than get the broken stone replaced. All I felt I could do was complain–but explained it was the packing not the lovely stones that had disappointed me.
David, of Hypnotic Gems, read my complaint and immediately contacted me. He not only replaced the broken crystal–at his expense–but tucked in a couple of surprises as well. I’m delighted to find this service-oriented business.
If you’re looking for crystals or stones, check out Hypnotic Gems. They offer gorgeous, generously sized stones–and they understand the meaning of customer service.
— G G Collins
Link to Hypnotic Gems storefront:
The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit
by G G Collins (Copyright 2013)
***** The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit is a book I’ve come back to at least four times. MacLaine’s book inspired my own interest in walking “the way” when I first read it in 1999. She made her spiritual journey at 60 (and there are many middle-age and better women walking the Camino de Santiago every year). While it isn’t a day-by-day log—you can get this in other books—it is a series of vignettes, told only as MacLaine can. You get the essence of the Camino with her impressions and experiences along the way. And as a public person, these can sometimes be quite difficult encounters.
This time I’m re-reading her dreams for her take on Lemuria. The first time I skipped the dreams because I was interested in the Camino. Her book Out On a Limb changed the way I look at a lot of things, and opened up possibilities I hadn’t imagined before. The Camino also showed me a challenge to be attempted and introduced me to lands unseen. I’d put this in my “absolutely love” book category. Buen Camino!
— G G Collins
Day-by-day accounts of the Camino experience:
Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago by Susan Alcorn (woman’s view)
Buen Camino: Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Jim & Eleanor Clem (man’s viewpoint)
Walk in a Relaxed Manner: Life Lessons From the Camino by Joyce Rupp (nun’s viewpoint)
For more info on the pilgrimage:
Camino de Santiago Maps by John Brierley (must have for the walk)
Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son by Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez
The Way, movie DVD starring Martin Sheen, film by Emilio Estevez
Off the Road by Jack Hitt (inspired the movie The Way)