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Rhiannon's Tale - Part 2
Age 6 The Priestess
"Lena, what are those cards I saw you playing with earlier?" Rhiannon asked from her sitting position on the carpet in her sister's room. Lena twisted her desk chair around to look at her.
"Aren't you supposed to be meditating?" she asked in mock sternness.
"I was, but it was boring " Lena laughed.
"So were you playing solitaire? They had really pretty pictures."
Lena reached into her desk drawer and brought out a black bag. She dropped the contents into her hand and placed the deck of cards on her desk. The card backs were simply white with a pattern of crossing light blue lines. Rhiannon hopped up from her spot on the floor to get a closer look. Lena drew the first card and showed it to Rhiannon.
"These are called Tarot cards, and they aren't for playing games." Rhiannon took in the image on the card: a young man standing on a cliff, with a pack over his shoulder and a dog at his heels. "There are lots of different decks, they have the same cards, but
Rhiannon's Tale - Part 1
Rhiannon was five when her sister showed her that magic actually existed.
The small girl with short, messy blonde hair was reading under the covers (even
though she wasn't supposed to) when the hallway floor outside the door creaked. The
book and flashlight were under her pillow in a heartbeat, and she lay still as a stone
beneath her blankets, waiting for whoever was outside to enter her bedroom.
"I know you were reading, Rhi." Lena's whispered voice was slightly muffled
through the comforter drawn over the little girl's head. Rhiannon peeked out from her
bed to see her eleven-year-old sister with her hands on her hips, smiling down at her silly
little sister. "What were you reading?"
"Just Peter Pan again " Rhiannon admitted. Lena reached under the pillow and
pulled out the large hardcover. She flipped absentmindedly through the pages, glancing at
the full-page illustrations. She stopped on a picture of Tinkerbell caught inside Hook's
lantern. Rhiannon watched
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