A California man brought charges against a psychic who claimed she could remove an ex’s love curse. The man had been having trouble with his wife and believed lifting the curse would save his marriage.
Naturally, when his marriage ended in divorce, it was all the psychic’s fault.
The psychic, Sophia Adams, found the curse during a tarot reading. Allegedly, the curse was placed on him by a witch, courtesy of the ex-girlfriend.
He paid over $5k for the curse removal; now, he wants more than $25k in damages.
Turning this into a story, what if the psychic was the one who put the curse on the man in the first place?
Except, the curse in question wasn’t a love curse placed on him by an ex. It was a curse for his entire family line, set years before when the psychic’s family escaped slavery. Their old owners? The man’s ancestors. She’s been around for a century or more, waiting for revenge.
The story centers on the man. After his marriage falls apart, he winds up losing his job. Then, with nowhere else to turn, he starts working for the psychic as her servant.
Over time, he discovers her actual age and realizes that she’s been plotting her family’s revenge for decades. He then escapes, but his bad luck follows him. He’s plunged deep into debt and becomes convinced his sole lifeline is killing the psychic.
What follows is a Silence of the Lambs-style confrontation at her house, in an area he was never allowed into while in her service. He discovers pictures of himself, his parents, and his children. While he’s distracted, she takes him prisoner.
In a strange twist, the people he owes money to rescue him, killing the psychic in the process. Both of his legs are broken, and we see him becoming a psychic himself—just playing the part at first until he realizes he has inherited the psychic's immortality. Then, he waits for his revenge.