Thursday, March 8, 2012



For the next few minutes, it seemed like a tornado had hit my bedroom! The curtains flapped against the walls and blew around wildly. They finally ripped in half from all the abuse. My posters tore off the walls and turned to tiny shreds of paper, dolls flew around, bouncing off the walls with their skirts blowing up over their heads, and the whole room was filled with flying books.

I snatched my special, autographed copy of Meet Marie Grace out of the air as it whizzed by my head, and Avalanche managed to snag the autographed Meet Cecile for me. The other books could be replaced, but I didn't know when I would have the chance to meet the authors again!
So, we each had a book in our hand when my bedroom door suddenly flew open and my mom stomped in in her PJs.

The paranormal stuff in the room suddenly stopped, and Maude faded away. I could just barely see her against the wall.

"What is going on in here?" Mom demanded, standing in the middle of the room with her hands on her hips. She looked around at the damage in the room furiously, then gasped when she saw the books on the floor and the two books in our hands.

"Are you two actually in here throwing books and destroying your room?!" she asked us in shock.
I shook my head and Avalanche and I both tried to explain what had happened with the Ouija board, but she wouldn't listen.

"Do NOT try and blame this on ghosts, Edith. I am furious at both of you! You're both far too old to be doing things like this, especially in the middle of the night! Avalanche, get your things together, I'm taking you home as soon as I get dressed."

She started to stomp out the door, but stopped and turned and looked at me. "Since you're apparently still wide awake, you'd better start getting this mess picked up while I'm gone.We'll be having a talk about this when I get back from dropping Avalanche off."

As soon as the door was shut behind her, I half expected the violence and winds to pick back up, but they didn't. Avalanche found her backpack under a heap of clothes and one of the curtains, and packed the Ouija board up.

"I'm really sorry about all this, Edie," she started, but my mom came back just then, and ordered her out to the car. "I'll do some research and figure out how to fix it," she yelled at me as she headed for the door.
My mom glared at her and she didn't try to say anything after that. No matter what she said, I had a feeling the only place I'd be seeing her was at school from now on.

I heard the front door close behind them, and had a sinking feeling that I was all alone, at night, in a haunted apartment.

The lights in my bedroom flickered as if I might need reminded of this fact, but I really didn't.

I was terrified.


The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Oh no .. and to be left home alone with the things, scary.

Have you gotten to talk to Maude again yet? Does she know anything about getting things gone? Hope this ends fast for you and your mom does not ground you too bad. I am so sorry about Avalanche and you getting separated and maybe not being able to see each other. Sorry.

Be careful and take care,

The Greens and The Roses said...

Aw, sorry she didn't believe you! :-(

It must have been scary to be left all alone!

Maybe you'll find some way to prove to her what really happened, so you can clear your name and maybe get to hang out with Avalanche again? But how do you prove a ghost exists, when people have been trying to do that for hundreds of years and haven't managed it?

Good luck!


all4dolls said...

Wow! I hope your mom believes you eventually. She knows about Ouija boards, right? I would not want to be alone in your apartment, though. Yikes!

~ Kiki

Emily said...


I have to say that that is so awesome! I'm sure it was scary and I'm sorry you got in trouble, but I totally live for paranormal stuff (which never seems to happen to me). Good luck getting everything straightened out.


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