Making Connections (The Magician, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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When booking a session at an exclusive life coach’s ‘wellness centre,’ Natalie anticipated a white sofa, ambient music and mineral water in glass bottles. She thought the life coach would wear loose fitting, neutral clothes and use phrases such as ‘staying present’ and ‘checking in with the soul.’   She did not expect the lifestyle … Continue reading Making Connections (The Magician, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

It’s Always the Apocalypse Somewhere (The Sun, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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  It’s always the apocalypse somewhere.   Today, it was at fifty-three Milton Place. Catalyst? An unanswered text. No, not an unanswered text. The jolt of realisation, upon looking for an answer, that most likely none would come. If one did, the realisation continued reasonably, could it possibly improve the situation that culminated in the … Continue reading It’s Always the Apocalypse Somewhere (The Sun, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Untitled Part Two (The World, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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Winter   ‘Luke! We need you out here. There’s a riot.’   Olwyn was prone to exaggeration when stressed, but Lucas put down his receipts nonetheless. ‘Is it because of the roadworks?’   A phone pressed to her ear, Olwyn rolled her eyes. ‘You could say that. Ah—yes, I’ll hold—we’re at Brompton Road—get out there, … Continue reading Untitled Part Two (The World, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Untitled Part One (The World, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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Spring   When Lucas sought out a fairy godmother, he hadn’t expected to meet a woman wearing jeans, a sharp leather jacket and a silver tiara. He hadn’t expected to meet her in a side street next to some roadworks either.   ‘Oh, this?’ she said when she caught him staring at her outfit. ‘None … Continue reading Untitled Part One (The World, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Sunflowers (The Empress, Major Arcana series) by Francesca Astraea

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Little Barking wasn’t known for its stunning natural beauty, nor its architectural significance. It was usually described as ‘nice but nondescript’ by people who passed through it on the way to somewhere else. Except for the sunflowers.   According to legend and the local newspaper (which was surprisingly accurate), Little Barking was the place to … Continue reading Sunflowers (The Empress, Major Arcana series) by Francesca Astraea

The Forums (The Hierophant, Major Arcana series) by Francesca Astraea

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THE BAND Official News Latest post: New album news! Last updated by: Ginax, today, 6:57pm 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 NEXT > Page 1 of 13. Posted by: Lisa the Admin [admin], 29th August Hi everyone, We’re so excited to announce the latest offering from The Band: THEMATICALLY DIFFERENT … Continue reading The Forums (The Hierophant, Major Arcana series) by Francesca Astraea

Second Thoughts (Temperance, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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  ‘In conclusion… what should I do?’ Ava put her fancy drink back on its tiny paper mat, winced at the moisture ring left on the bar by the dude next to her and looked up at the rest of the customers. In the light of the neon ‘COCKTAILS’ sign, everyone looked a little washed … Continue reading Second Thoughts (Temperance, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Life is But a Dream for the Dead (The Lovers, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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  Once upon a time there was a girl who haunted dreams. Well. They were usually nightmares by the time she was done with them. She was dead, but when you’re dealing with the subconscious that is neither here nor there.   Around the same time, there was a boy who haunted daydreams. Unlike the … Continue reading Life is But a Dream for the Dead (The Lovers, the Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Healing Tea (The Tower, Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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  ‘You want… What?’   Rilla hadn't expected to need to repeat herself. ‘A voodoo doll, several pins, something to stop nightmares in children, something to get rid of insomnia in adults and something that allows you to put curses on other people. Oh, and maybe some sort of spell to cause someone to come … Continue reading Healing Tea (The Tower, Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

Dredged (The Fool, Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea

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Please note this story contains themes of depression and suicide; please consume responsibly.   Peridot was not expecting to pull a mermaid from the water. For starters, the water itself was a muddy estuary, a busy shipping lane filled with cargo boats and windsurfers and unexploded World War II detritus. Although there was plenty of … Continue reading Dredged (The Fool, Major Arcana Series) by Francesca Astraea