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HiveMind
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Ok, I'm not really but I am an artist and
this involves forgery.

About 3 weeks ago a friend of mine (female)
from out of state came to visit. She's going
to a university away from here, so I almost
never see her, except on the breaks. When
last she visited she told me she had a new
residence and DEMANDED that I call her and
write to her and visit her this summer.

Well, being a magician I didn't have a normal
paper and pen handy, but I DID have a pen
and a deck of cards. I said "think of a
card" and knowing her I felt I had a good
shot at the "luck prediction" thing, and
if not I would just do a trick with the card
she thought of and use the QH as something
to write on. But she luckily CHOSE the QH
and she thought it was amazing when I pulled
it out and gave her a pen Smile but that's
another story...

She wrote her number and address on the card
and gave it back and I put it in my wallet
where it has stayed...until today.

I am preparing to fly down there in the
summer (I know its early but Be Prepared I
say). So I'm planning things I want to do
there, comedy clubs and yes, I would like to
take her to see some good magic in her area.
While I was thinking of the trip, I recalled
the card. "I know... I'll do a T & R card
with that card!" All I had to do was make
a quick duplicate that could pass basic
inspection since she would not expect it
(never broadcast what you are going to
do etc etc). I would just say "remember when
you gave me this..." and proceed to RIP IT
TO SHREDS IN FRONT OF HER...Then restore it
piece by piece. Oh yeah baby, think of how
potent that will be... Smile

I figured I'd have to do it a couple times
but the VERY FIRST attempt is SOOO good that
for a moment I could not tell them apart.
I mean, I had the original behind the copy
as I went. The writing was around the border
so I was turning the cards etc. to get it all
and at one point they were side by side
and all of a sudden I got this feeling. Washed with that "Oh Crap..." sensation that you can actually feel like a wave across your
body when you know something is going bad.

Luckily close scrutiny revealed enough errors
that I am certain I put the right one back
in my wallet, but MAN is this gonna be a
great illusion!

The cool thing is I have also designed a
transposition where I sign a card that later
is the card sandwiched between their hands
but I sign the card AFTER it is in their
hands and I have gotten the signature down
so well you really would have to study it
to know for sure...

Ahhh... fun with forgery...

I'll stop trying to brag...Take care all.
"Free will is an illusion." - B.F. Skinner
Chrystal
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I love this story! Good for bragging rights I'd say.
Hivemind, promise us you will post what her reaction was when you perform this effect.
Good luck! Smile
Andrew E. Miller
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That has already been done before by Jay Sankey. I apparently came up with that too, before I found out Jay Sankey did it. I use that routine during walk around all the time.
Good story HiveMind!

Andrew
If you get bored go to www.a-miller.idz.net and watch some magic.



-Andrew
Cheshire Cat
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I just love your second paragraph "About 3 weeks ago . . ."

Oh to be so young again! I wish a few more young girls had DEMANDED I stayed with them in the 1970s!
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