Never a dull moment in Death Valley

Texture-mud-cracksShe read fortunes for the travelers in the lines of the mud cracks.

You will grieve greatly, she told Jason.

Your children will abandon you, she told Maryanne.

You will die alone, she told Philip.

Luckily enough, they came to the casino and did well at the roulette tables.

In a fatal accident the next year, Jason lost his footing in a climbing excursion and slipped into a crevasse.  Years later, Maryanne left Philip when the twins she bore him went off to New Zealand after graduate school and married women who hated the snow.

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