The Ghost Introduces Himself.

Our first full day in this house.

My husband took our three year old out in the stroller, accompanied by the dog on a leash (Rosie, our golden retriever). Our six year old went along on his bike. I was left alone with the baby.

I opened the back sliding door and laid her on the floor in that weird tiny room that was too small to hold much of anything. I wanted to give her a little sun and let her have a chance to wiggle around. The only piece of furniture in the room was an antique marble-top table I’d inherited from my grandmother. It hadn’t been put together yet. The frame was pushed into a corner while the heavy marble table top – weighing in at about 40 lbs. without the packing – was still in its box, leaning against the wall where the movers had left it.

Now, if this heavy box had fallen, gone splat on the carpet, I wouldn’t have thought a thing about it. I would have assumed the movers simply weren’t careful when they propped it up.

But that’s not what happened.

What happened was this– the box slid along the wall, moving six inches. Exactly like someone had pushed it from right to left. I held my breath, stared for a moment, picked up the baby, went to find my husband and I said, “The house is haunted. We can’t stay here.”

He laughed. “Ha! Ha! Ha! Don’t be silly!”

“No,” I said. “It’s haunted and I can’t live here.”

“Ha! Ha! Ha! Well you don’t have a choice.”

Damn him. Stupid white man.

Tomorrow – Welcome to My Parlor Said the Ghost to the Dumb-ass Jewish Woman.


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13 Responses to The Ghost Introduces Himself.

  1. Creepy, unless your baby had superhuman strength and was pushing it. Then it would still be creepy, but at least you’d have a baby with potential.
    I’ll wait for more hints tomorrow…

  2. Amber Skyze says:

    LOL I was thinking the same thing about the baby with superhuman strength. Anticipating the next installment.

  3. Penelope says:

    *Penny’s eyes get wide*

    *Penny makes microwave popcorn and waits for next installment*

    *Penny decides not to watch any scary movies tonight*

  4. Can’t wait for the next part. I’m with Penny, no scary movies.

  5. Jaye says:

    Giving me chills. Shees.

  6. Get’s worse, ya’ll. Nasty-ass ghost.

  7. anny cook says:

    Why do men not listen???

  8. Oh they never listen, Anny!

  9. It gets uberer creepy my dear Steph.

  10. Sandra Cox says:

    Stranger and stranger.
    All I have is cat ghost stories.

  11. I also have cat ghost stories, Sandra. My cats always come back to visit.