I’m back from my cruise around New Zealand. What a beautiful place.
Here’s the last little snippet from the first chapter of Heavenly Revenge:
Wilma cleared her throat, glancing at Lily. “There is one thing. There’s a world I’m very worried about. It’s going to self-destruct soon, if something isn’t done, and it’s such a lovely place. You’re a gifted musician. You may be able to help them by using your skills…and get into Heaven that way.”
Rose nodded her head. “Yes, yes, anything. But…a world? What do you mean?”
“My dear, there are worlds everywhere, all through the universe and time.” Wilma sounded bored, as if she had made this explanation many, many times.
“Oh, I see,” Rose said, not seeing at all, but not caring. Anything would be better than the fate mapped out for her. “What happens if I can’t help the people on this world?”
“You come back here when you die, and we’ll find another assignment for you.”
Lily shook her head vehemently. “Wilma, I think this is a dreadful idea. She could be in and out of the universe forever, trying to make things right. And I know this world you’re talking about. She won’t stand a chance against that king. Such a handsome young man, of course, but so stubborn…and as for his brother! Rose, love, don’t you think you could put up with haunting that Josh person? He really deserves it!”
“No, Lily.” Rose tried to imagine the other world. What would it be like? People must live there, for Lily had mentioned a headstrong, handsome king. A king? Well, she’d learned her lesson from Josh. This king might be stubborn. But so was she. Besides, all she had to do was help him and his world by using her musical skills. How hard can that be? “I want to try. What do I have to do?”
“You’ll have to figure that out for yourself, dear,” answered Wilma. “It’s your baby, as they say these days.” The two angels giggled. Then Wilma grew serious, “Good luck, Rose. Now…close your eyes.”