Can Butterflies Cry?

Non-Fiction - Short Story/Novela
244 Pages
Reviewed on 08/09/2013
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Author Biography

My name is Pam McCagh
Also known as Pam from England, I am an International Medium.
My psychic abilities have been handed down from generation to generation. Although my life really began at the age of 28 when I had a near death experience, I truly believe I “crossed over” to the “other side.” Since then, my psychic abilities have gone from strength to strength. I see, hear and feel the spirit world. I was given proof when I wrote my first book called “Sleep Never Comes for those that did not reach the other side”. It was the beginning of an urge to fulfil an agreement, to tell the stories of lost souls, to help them accept death and to move on. I have two books already published, with four more to be printed. Both books have recently been awarded Five Stars - Can Butterflies Cry? Is the second book and Sleep Never Comes is a finalists in the 2013 short story non fiction section in the Readers' Favorite book awards. All my books were written by automatic writing.
I asked my guide a long time ago, “Why do they come to me?” His answer was in simplicity, “They do not come to give you proof of life, they come for you to give them life after life.”
I am not the judge, just the storyteller

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

With the title based on the story of a special girl named Mandy, psychic medium and author Pam McCagh continues her dictations of stories from the other side with Can Butterflies Cry? through her gift of Automatic Writing. There are also personal stories from her childhood memories with her loved ones, her first encounter with the spirits, as well as her thoughts on her life as their interpreter.

They remember their stories long after their earthly sensations have disappeared. The stories from the other side are about emancipation, to find the peace that these souls need. The stories themselves vary; some are absolutely heartwarming and uplifting, others are laden with sorrow and pain, still seeking a much needed resolution. Even so, the collection of stories pays tribute to the richness, depth, and strength of these souls. In the midst of the never-ending turbulence of the present day, reading this beautiful collection of stories reminds me to not overlook some things in life that others often take for granted.

Can Butterflies Cry? neither cogently ascertains its truth for non-believers nor glorifies the ability to hear the departed souls. It will always be about the stories. In Pam McCagh's own words, “I am not the judge, just a storyteller and the listener.” She uses her gift and turns them into beautiful prose. I had to remind myself that some of these words don’t belong to Pam but the others. The result is a masterly, deeply moving record from the afterlife for us to appreciate.