A Friendly Ghost
Written By, Jonnie Kae
I live all alone in a small, New York apartment. Well, it’s just me and my cat Rainbow. She was here when I moved in. She’s orange with a white colored nose. I love her. She keeps me company.
Anyways, one night I heard a knock at the door, but no one was there when I opened it. There was nothing but a cold breeze that came through. It spooked me out, so I immediately closed and locked the door.
“Rainbow!” I called out. “Where are you kitty?”
I couldn't find my cat, but I’m sure she’s around here somewhere. I sat down on the couch and tried to find my remote for the T.V. That’s when I heard a glass shatter on the floor. I figured it was Rainbow, so I checked it out, but she wasn't there. It was just a shattered glass on the floor.
I decided to call it a night. I’m not going to watch my usual show on Get Your Money TV. I’m just going to take a shower, go to bed, and prepare for the next day tomorrow.
I took a pretty long shower, so the entire bathroom was filled up with steam. When I got out of the shower, I opened the window, so that some of the steam would get out. That’s when I saw the creepiest thing.
It was something on my bathroom glass mirror that said, “DON’T BE AFRAID.” Immediately, I knew someone was in my apartment. I was terrified.
After I dried up, and put a robe on, I grabbed the heaviest thing I could find, which was my blow dryer, and carefully opened my bathroom door. The lights were still on, and I could see that there was no one there.
“I’m not a burglar” I heard a man’s voice say.
“Oh my goodness! Who are you?!” I yelled. “How did you know what I was thinking?”
“I’m dead. A lot of things happen when you die.”
“What? Is this some kind of a joke?”
“Why are you talking to me? What do you want?”
“I just wanted to talk to someone. Usually, nobody pays attention to me.”
I couldn't believe what was happening right now. Was I dreaming?
“No. You’re not dreaming.” He replied.
“Why do you keep reading my mind? Get out of my head!”
“Well, there’s only my cat here, and her name is Rainbow.”
“You see,” he said. “Your cat Rainbow is actually my girlfriend’s cat Mylo.”
“What?! What do you mean? Rainbow’s not dead. I can see her perfectly fine!”
“Animals are different when they pass on and for some reason, easier to see to those who are sensible to it.”
“Are you saying, other people think I’m talking to myself when I’m talking to my cat?”
Wow. A freighting and also humiliating experience. “So, what are you going to do? Are you going to take her away from me forever?”
He answered, “If that would be okay with you.”
I thought about it for a moment, and ended up coming to the conclusion that she must belong in a better place. This man went out of his way to come and find her. So, I told him, “Yes. It’s okay.”