A tiny story, written for one of the #vss365 prompts – “Lemon”
“On the next full moon night, cut a lemon in half. Sprinkle some turmeric and chant the magic words I’ve taught you. Then, squeeze it into your mouth. Whatever evil spirits have possessed your throat will flee.” The sage placed his rudraksha-adorned hand on the woman’s head who bowed before him.
She placed an offering of flowers, coconuts, and a wad of notes at his feet.
He used to be a doctor.
Sure he was a disgraced one, but this profession was way more lucrative!