Please don’t laugh. I can’t find my way out of a paper bag. I need to travel a route several times to recall it in any detail and Lord help you if you ask me to give you directions.
I can follow line-of-sight. If you point at a high hill or building and say go, I can find it. That’s one of the reason I disliked living in central Florida. No hills and few buildings over three stories high make for a bland landscape.
I do have a legitimate reason. I have a form of dyslexia in that I can’t tell my right from my left. Again, don’t laugh.
People tend to brush this problem off. Just look at your hand, right, left. Well since I truly don’t know that doesn’t help. What it did do was make me fail my driving test since the inspector said turn right at the light and I didn’t know which way to go. So I stopped. In traffic. He yelled at me. Sigh.
The second time I had a female who said turn at the garage. Aha. Passed.
I’ve managed most of my life by pointing in the direction I need. Aggravates my husband who is an excellent driver and doesn’t think my problem is very important.
I’ve tried to explain, but to most of the world this is there in their brain. Right. Left.
A few years ago, my son held up his hands with the thumb out at a right angle. (Try this) The left hand forms an “L”. Wow. I didn’t know that. It didn’t solve all my problems since I still need to think about it. Look at hand, open brain, this means ‘left’. Left is that way.
Another side effect is I also invert numbers, especially in a column. Makes adding a column of figures difficult so I didn’t work as a book-keeper very long.
Thanks goodness this has no effect on my writing skills. Here all I need to worry about is write, write, write. Tell me if you have a similar problem.
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Ancient Curse, a paranormal romance
Evil never dies. And this time it wants Rainie Gamble. More than her life, it wants her soul.
The artifacts she handles come from every era and she can read their past with a touch. After her Father’s deceit, she’d lost her beloved career until Thomas hired her to inventory his new estate. She is acutely aware these items ooze evil. Her attraction to Thomas grows despite her resolve to never trust again.
Thomas Broquette needed Rainie for more than her psychic ability. She could bring her father into his reach and Thomas needed him to return the stolen paintings in Mason’s estate. He needs Rainie’s help to destroy the evil things Mason left behind. Then he realizes he needs her for much, much more.
She needs to trust him despite his lie. Their love is her only hope of survival.