- Books, Literature, and Writing
EMILY...by b. Malin
WE ARE FAMILY...
Yes, we are Family, my little "Ghost" Sister and Me. We live with b. Malin & LOVER MAN. I am 10, and, my name is E-M-I-L-Y. My Sister is almost 5... Her name is SAMMY. I think she is a girl, but sometimes I wonder...I mean just look at HER, with those skinny little legs, and doesn't she look like she's wearing a Bow Tie? A PURPLE one at that. If I didn't know better, I'd think she was a COPY CAT! I'm wearing PURPLE SHOES, she's wearing PURPLE SHOES...And with that Purple Hat of hers..and that see through Fabric...She looks like a JERK! I know, I know, I'm NOT suppose to say that.
Now look at Me. I'm wearing a "Clean White Sheet". Which in spite of being kept in the Garage, in a big Plastic Box, 11 months out of the year, I've managed to keep it looking like new. I've got to admit, with my Velvet Black Bow on top of my head, and my Green Felt Spider Woman Handbag, and my Purple Shoes, and my Black Sequined Tights. I'm a regular Fashion Plate. On Halloween Night, Sammy and ! get to stand near the Front Door while "Mother b." or "Lover Man Dad" hands out candy from a BIG bowl. Everyone thinks I'm real. REAL, what's that supposed to mean? My Parents just laugh, and say No. I'll tell you a Funny Story, then you can decide...
Last week, the Fan in the "Little Den" stopped working. Dad, said, "I think it needs a new Remote"...Mom said, "You're probably right". And so they went to Home Depot to buy a new one. The Electrician came the next day and installed the new Remote. Now comes the weekend. Mom gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and sees a Light in the hallway. She checks to see where it is coming from. It's coming from the Den where the new Remote was installed. She's tired so she just turns off the light and goes back to bed. She tells Dad in the morning...and then it is forgotten.
The next day, they come home from seeing a Movie, and guess what? The Fan Light is once again lit up. Dad, goes, "What the heck is going on"?. Sammy & I giggle softly from our spot near the Living room door. And once again the Electrician is called. He came today...and assured Dad it is Fixed, "Must have been some outside Interference" he says. "We should have no more problems", Dad replies. "That's right", the Electrician says as he walks towards where Sammy and I are standing. "Not unless you have Ghosts" the man chuckles. As he looks at us. Mom & Dad laugh too. "Boy, that little Girl Ghost sure looks real" he says has he opens the door. Mom & Dad, both laugh together, as Dad says, "Yeah, that's what Everyone thinks when they see her". The front door closes, and Mom and Dad leave the room, as Sammy & I Laugh softly once more.