“Wait,” Sarah said. She moved over to her dresser, opened a small velvet box, removed what appeared to be a gold necklace with a small charm hanging from it, and placed it around her neck.
“What’s that?” Hal asked as she climbed in bed.
“You know that fertility expert I’ve been consulting with?” Sarah asked.
“You mean that Gypsy fortune teller?”
“Stop, she’s not a fortune teller,” Sarah said. “She just has her ways.”
“Right,” Hal said sarcastically. “So did she give you that necklace?”
“Yes, she made it specifically for me, for us,” Sarah explained. “It has a small parchment inside the amulet. She said it will help us get pregnant.”
“And you believe that?”
“Yes,” Sarah said. “She said it’s based upon a well-known medieval physician, Gilbertus, who believed using a talisman would ensure conception of a child. The talisman she made for me has written words, some uninterpretable, some biblical, on a parchment inside the amulate. She said to hang it around my neck during intercourse.”
“Well, babe, I don’t know if that necklace has any magical powers,” Hal said, “but I say let’s put it through its paces.”
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “talisman.”