Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name? Volume 2 – ‘Zoe’ – Looking to the Future by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the last of the short stories from What’s in a Name – Volume 2. The last letter of the alphabet ‘Z’.

Zoe – Looking to the Future

Madame Zoe looked at the screen in front of her and watched the teenage girl in the waiting room. She was her next client and looked nervous; as many did who came to consult the renowned fortune teller, in her little oasis in the back streets of the town.

These few minutes observing her next client were important before meeting them for the first time. Were they nervous, excited, and worried? That gave her some clues as to what direction their consultation might go. Added to the extensive report that her assistant Marjorie had compiled, this allowed Madame Zoe to tailor her reading to each specific client needs with outstanding results.

For example the young woman waiting for her fortune…

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