Linh and the Fortune Tellers

Linh and the Fortune Tellers – now published in issue 11 of the  Maple Tree Literary Supplement.

“My Vietnamese mother-in-law believes there are good days and bad days for everything. The date and time of any undertaking, she insists, have a significant effect on the outcome. When my husband and I first told her we’d decided to get married, she nodded, saying she would consult a thầy bói…The bói suggested our birth years might not be the best match…”

Do you believe in fortune telling? Have you ever consulted a soothsayer? Click the link to read the rest.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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4 Responses to Linh and the Fortune Tellers

  1. Oh Chris, I loved your story! It was engrossing and culturally rich. I was fascinated by your story because I’ve visited some fortune-tellers, including a vietnamese guy, who read my facial features and my astrological chart. To this date, I doubt everything he said but it was fun. I also admire you for learning such a difficult language (and believe me, I love learning languages!). Congratulations on your published story!!!

  2. marousia says:

    Hi Chris – love your story – I have given you a Leibster Award 🙂

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