And I don’t know what to do about it or who can help me. My mother is missing. My dad says she’s fine, she’s just gone away.
“Away?” I ask. “Where?”
“Oh, to visit her auntie.”
But I don’t believe him. I think he’s lying to me. And he’s scared too. I can always tell when he’s nervous.
There’s something else going on but I can’t figure out what it is. My grandfather just starts to cry when I ask too many questions.
I know you're gonna say, why don't you call the police, but I can't do that. My dad would kill me if I talked to a stranger.
I don’t know who can help but I have an idea. I found a place down the street in North Beach. It’s called The Mystic Eye and they have these things called psychic fairs. Maybe that’s what I need -- a psychic. Maybe a psychic or an astrologer could tell me where my mother is and where I can find her.
It costs ten bucks to talk to somebody. I only have seven but I found three dollars in a big jar on a shelf in the kitchen and I snuck it out. I’m sort of afraid to go there and talk to somebody strange, but I don’t know what else to do.
What do you think? Should I go? Maybe I should talk to an astrologer. That doesn’t sound as scary as a psychic. I don’t care who I talk to as long as someone can give me some answers and I can find out what happened to my mother!
PS: You haven’t met me yet, but you will pretty soon in the next Zodiac Mystery. Then you can find out the whole story.
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