Cursed Good Luck

Rigel Ailur

Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.

© 2011 Rigel Ailur

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All characters and events in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.

Cursed Good Luck

Amina Patel lounged—as she so often did—in shadow. Her high-backed chair was apart from the various clusters of furniture around the parlor and had its own small table, the lantern on it currently unlit. A tendril of aromatic smoke swirled upwards from her cherry wood pipe as she sat, legs crossed and eyes closed, listening to the ebb and flow of the voices around her as discussion blossomed after the harrowing recounting. Only the graceful motion of her arm bringing the pipe to her lips then resting again on the arm of the chair marred her aura of absolute stillness.

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