A minimalist storytelling mentalism card routine.
"This is a truly thoughtful and beautiful presentation - the sort of thing that really warms my heart. The presentation here is the thing. And what's really nice about it, is that it is easily adaptable to other effects if one so desires. I love it!" - Sudo Nimh
A special competition was underway at a famous monastery and all the monks were quite eager to do well. The Master had pointed out a very special tree that lived in the woods surrounding the monastery grounds and the monks had been asked to write a story about this tree. The winner would be the one who wrote the best story. This tree was indeed very special. You see, winter had just left the lands, and spring was in the air and this great tree was in full bloom. The radiance of its green was stunning, magical, so vivid, nearly translucent, with palpable energy radiating from it. It was simply breathtaking ...
So begins Listen and It Will Speak, a minimalist storytelling mentalism gem. An enlightening playing card routine with a kicker ending that quietly demonstrates the point of the whole thing. At the beginning of the routine after an initial mix and cut of the deck you place the cards down and that's it, you never touch the cards again, you don't do anything. Yet you ... Listen and It Will Speak!
A joy to perform, a baffling mystery, and audiences love it.
- A routine you'll be remembered for
- Incredibly easy to do
- No procedures
- Simple and direct
- No sleight of hand
- A solid opener
1st edition 2022, PDF 6 pages.
word count: 2179 which is equivalent to 8 standard pages of text