Destiny. Fate. Providence. Twilight Zone moments. Whatever word you use, do you believe in them?
I do. How else do you explain those strange things that give you goose bumps when they happen? How many times in our lives do we experience this phenomenon and think to ourselves, no way?
A man misses his plane, goes standby on a later flight, and ends up sitting next to the person who turns out to be his soul mate. They were happily married for 57 years. Is it destiny?
Or how about that cute little stray dog who shows up on your doorstep? It’s a cold, rainy night and you can’t turn him away. Instead you give him a forever home. Years later, Fido’s barking alerts you to the fire that is rapidly consuming your home. You and the family make it out alive. Fate?
A woman’s business trip is cancelled and the next day she’s called to the hospital. Her father has suffered a major heart attack. He dies two hours later, with his daughter holding his hand. Providence?
Two weeks ago my new book, Resolutions, was released by Decadent Publishing. A few days earlier, I received the cover art to approve. I studied and admired the work. Everything was perfect. The characters were exactly the way I’d imagined them. I looked over the photo a dozen times before I noticed the heroine, Eve, was wearing a necklace in the picture.
I thought to myself, sure it’s possible my tough female DEA operative might have a special necklace she wears while out kicking ass and taking names. Being a self-proclaimed…well, let’s just say curious person…I enlarged the photo, and BINGO! I had one of those rare Twilight Zone moments.
The heroine’s necklace was identical to one my hubby bought me last Christmas. Look for yourselves. (Please ignore any extra chins that may or may not be mine.) Study and compare the photos. Draw your own conclusions.
I had no idea what Decadent Publishing would come up with for the cover of my book. But there it was…
My very own Twilight Zone moment.