Queen of Water (ONC Long List)
Twelve years have passed since Julian Sinclair was killed in a freak accident at work, leaving his wife Meredith alone with their young daughter Ava. Her life isn't perfect, but she's happy with the life they've built together.
On New Year's Eve, Meredith and Ava decide to do a Tarot reading for fun. After drawing the Queen of Water in the first reading, she then draws it again, but in Reverse. Dismissing the disturbing reading as nothing more than nonsense and an overactive imagination, she goes to bed.
Over the next day, she revisits her Tarot decks out of curiosity, drawing the same card or its equivalent each time until a mysterious man with a tattoo of the Queen of Water comes to her with a terrifying message of what's to come.
Meredith does everything in her power to prevent the strange man's predictions, only to inadvertently contribute to the very future she tried to avoid.
With her once happy life now in upheaval, her relationships begin to deteriorate as she makes one bad decision after another.
Can Meredith stop what's coming or does her future lie in the cards?
Participant for the Open Novella Contest 2019. (ONC Long List)
Cover by the fabulous MichelleManisha
14 Open Novella Contest 2019
100 Plot twist
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