Imagine getting a glimpse of what the future holds, and ask yourself how you would deal with the burden of this foresight.
Is it right to interfere with the pre-ordained? Is it your duty to avert the doom, or will your meddling make matters worse? Is it even possible to change the future?
What if those with the power to prevent a disaster disdain your warnings? What if you see what will happen, but have no idea when it will come to pass? Is your vision to be trusted? What if your interpretation of what you see is wrong?
In this book, ten authors share their visions of what it means to be clairvoyant, each with their individual way of telling a story and their own writing style. They seek to entertain you and at the same time to make you think.
Some yarns take place in the distant past, some in fantasy lands, and others in our familiar modern world.
Each seer in this book is different. They interpret dreams, read the tarot, consult the stars and gaze into the crystal ball, or simply receive visions in their mind. Some are professional future-gazers, others dabble or are even caught unawares. Some welcome the experience, some seek it, and others try to close that channel of their mind.
Many of the stories in this book have been previously published in magazines, ezines, anthologies and collections. The authors stem from all over the world and use different versions of the English language with variations in word choices, spellings, grammar and punctuation.
Enjoy the ten glimpses into seersʼ minds. But beware: the visions may be disturbing.
1.BEWARE OF TUESDAYS by Frederick Langridge Would the railway ghost still show herself?
2.A GOOD TRADE by Tracie McBride Nadia does not say exactly when her prophecy will be fulfilled.
3.THE VISION by April Grey Cherie foresees her future husband – a monster.
4.THE TALE OF THE AGGRIEVED ASTROLOGER by Jack Nicholls Ho Bian can ride the winds, speak to fishes, and read the stars.
5.DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Carole Ann Moleti Taina won’t rest until she finds out who murdered her family
6.THE WATCHER by Jeff Hargett “I don’t frighten for fun. What I see for you is bad. Very bad.”
7.SENSTORY by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar What courses in the girlʼs veins – death or hope?
8.EZRA’S PROHECY by Deborah Walker The old hermit writes down what she hears – then casts the prophecy into the fire
9.I COULD HAVE HEARD YOU FROM ACROSS THE STREET by Douglas Kolacki Does Janie know when the Rapture will happen?
10.PROPHETESS by Rayne Hall I am cursed to see the future, always to speak the truth, and never to be believed.
Rayne Hall writes fantasy and horror fiction, some of it quirky, most of it dark. She is the author of over sixty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies.
After living in Germany, China, Mongolia and Nepal, she has settled in a small Victorian seaside town in southern England. Rayne holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Over three decades, she has worked in the publishing industry as a trainee, investigative journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, production editor, page designer, concept editor for non-fiction book series, anthology editor, editorial consultant and more. Outside publishing, she worked as a museum guide, apple picker, tarot reader, adult education teacher, trade fair hostess, translator and belly dancer.
Currently, Rayne Hall writes fantasy and horror fiction and tries to regain the rights to her out-of-print books so she can republish them as e-books.
Her books on the writing craft (Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, The Word-Loss Diet, Writing Dark Stories, Writing About Villains, Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel, Writing About Magic, Twitter for Writers) are bestsellers.
Rayne Hall is the editor of the Ten Tales anthologies: "Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires" "Scared: Ten Tales of Horror" "Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts" "Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates" "Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft" "Spells: Ten Tales of Magic" "Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies" "Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance" "Dragon: Ten Tales of Fiery Beasts" "Cogwheels: Ten Tales of Steampunk" with more titles coming soon.
The stories in her Six Scary Tales series and the Thirty Scary Tales collection are subtle horror: suspenseful, creepy atmospheric, unsettling. Although they contain little violence and gore, they may not be suitable for young readers. Many of these stories have been previously published in other books or magazines.
British English: All Rayne Hall's books use British words, spellings, grammar and punctuation. If you're allergic to British English, avoid them. ;-)
The latest Ten Tale Anthology from Rayne Hall is about the ability to see into the future. The ten authors have their own vision of what a clairvoyant is to them. Some saw only one vision in their lifetime, others on a regular basis, some looked to the stars, others into a crystal ball.
My favorites were The Watcher and The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer. The stories aren't gruesome or gory, but suspenseful with a satisfying ending.
If you've ever wondered if the gift of prophecy is a curse or a blessing, pick up a copy of SEERS and find out for yourself!
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Seers is probably my favorite of Hall's collections of short stories so far. I've been interested in the paranormal since... well, since before I could do multiplication and division. There's something about the occult I've always found to be intriguing, and these stories did not disappoint.
I enjoyed every single story. There wasn't a single one I disliked, but best of all I really loved the majority of them. Most of these stories I just simply found easy, fun to read. At times, I could relate to several of the stories which of course always makes them more fun and interesting. Senstory and Ezra's Prohecy (is this meant to be prophecy?) were my least favorites, not that they weren't well written or anything of the sort. In this collection, there were just too many stories which stand out in my mind as being thoroughly enjoyable.
Beware of Tuesdays I found to be strange, in a good way. A Good Trade was interesting as long as you don't mind reading about incest. The Vision was probably among my favorites, most likely because I could relate to the story. The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer I found to be interesting, different and funny at times. Dance with the Devil was also a favorite but I was disappointed by the ending as I was left wanting more. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's work soon! The Watcher I felt to be weird with an interesting twist - and it seems to be inspiring my own writing which is always cool. I Could Have Heard You From Across the Street was just OK, but it was funny. Lastly, Hall's own Prophetess I found to be quite good and interesting - plus it inspired me to study up my knowledge of the Trojan war.
I found myself sitting down to read just one or two of these stories and reading much more than that. They really were quite good and I have to recommend this book as a great buy for just 99 cents.
I have always marveled at what it would be like to be able to glimpse what the future holds. Come join me as we travel through places from the distant past, fantasy lands and our own modern world in Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance, a story collection from the 'Ten Tales' series of anthologies edited by Rayne Hall.
Meet Cherie, who foresees her future husband - a monster - in The Vision by April Grey. One of my favorite stories from this collection. Cherie is the eldest daughter in her family, loud and domineering, with her younger sister, Alyssia being the quiet and serious one. When Alyssa's sister marries Ben after learning that her childhood sweetheart, Harold, was lost at sea, Cherie vows that she will never marry. Never marry the monster of the nightmares that have haunted her for years.
Jack is new to their village, and Cherie begins to fall in love. When Jack proposes, tears of relief well up inside her. Perhaps Jack can save her from the horrible fate of a monster husband that she has foreseen for so many years. Or is what she has foreseen even in her future? You'll have to read the story to find out!
From one individual who has always had a fascination with being able to know the future, or to be able to glimpse an event from the future, I was completely enthralled with this book. I highly recommend this collection of stories for those of you with an open mind and a thirst for the extraordinary.
I thoroughly enjoyed each tale; however, there were a few that definitely stood out and piqued my interest. Hours after I finished reading the book they still had me thinking!
Beware of Tuesdays by Frederick Langridge tells the story of a man that takes the railway to work and a young lady that continues to make her way to the tracks. Is this young girl a ghost or is there more to her than meets the eye? The Vision by April Grey is a great read about a girl that believes she foresees her future husband in a dream – a monster. I actually read The Vision twice because I enjoyed the clear-cut message that the author conveys. I also really enjoyed Dance With The Devil by Carole Ann Moleti, The Watcher by Jeff Hargett, and Prophetess by Rayne Hall.
Each story in this collection is suspenseful and holds the readers interest; I could barely put it down. If you are curious about the gift of prophecy and wonder if it really is a blessing or a curse pick up a copy of Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance and decide for yourself!