Throughout the year I will be giving some small peeks into some of the effects that will be in the 2018 Jerx supporter bonus book, Magic For Young Lovers.
In my trick, In Search of the Castaways, the Aces turn to Jacks and then find three selections.
No. I'm just shitting you.
Here's the thing, it's hard for me to "tease" effects, because I want to create material where the most exciting part is the effect (not the method), so I want to save what the full effect is so you can enjoy the way it unfolds when your read it in full. I don't want to spoil the surprise.
So I'll just be hinting at what the effects are in these preview posts.
In Search of the Castaways is one of my favorite new tricks. It's just a few months old. It's very much in line with a lot of the stuff I've been writing about recently about social magic and meta-effects.
You tell your friend you want to show her this new trick you've been working on with a borrowed ring. You take her ring and vanish it. "Have I gone anywhere near that matchbox?" you ask. Smiling, you reach across the table and pick it up and shake it... but it makes no noise. "Aw, dammit," you say.
That's how the journey begins. What follows are two strong magical moments and a little mini-expedition as you demonstrate to your friend how you handle the situation when something vanishes but doesn't return.