Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ghost of a Chance


by Alma Griggs
from Denise Swanson’s Murder of a Wedding Belle

Hi,

My name is Alma Griggs. A few years ago, when I died, I left Skye my house. I’m sure she’s the reincarnation of my daughter. Sterling was killed in a car crash the year Skye was born, and she’s the spitting image of my daughter. Which is why I named Skye my heir.

Legend has it that as long as someone connected to me lives in my house; I have an opportunity to come back if I find the right person just as they pass away. I didn’t get a chance tell Skye or my lawyer about this—who knew I was going to die so soon? And since I was an only child, there are no more of my line. Skye is my only hope.

I was so happy when she moved into the house and began fixing it up. I knew it was in sad shape and I really appreciate how much money and effort she’s invested. There’s only one problem, and it’s why I keep interfering in her love life. I’m really sorry that I make things explode, catch on fire, and flood anytime she and her fellow start to get intimate, but I’m afraid that if she gets married, she’ll sell my house and move in with her husband.

Speaking of weddings, Skye was involved in a doozey of a one here a few months back. One of her father’s relatives from California decided to have hers in Scumble River. It was too bad what happened to that wedding planner. Good thing Skye was able to step in and do such a great job after that woman was murdered.

I just hope that wedding didn’t start something. I suspect there might be a couple more brides around here pretty soon. I just hope none of them are Skye.

Denise Swanson writes the New York Times Bestselling Scumble River Mystery series. You can find her on the web at www.DeniseSwanson.com and on FB at Denise Swanson

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've got a plan for keeping Skye from going to the chapel! Poor Skye. :)

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  2. Alma, you might have started something! Good luck, Skye! May the planets align and the spirits behave.

    ~Avery

    AveryAames.com
    Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

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  3. Uh-oh, Alma . . . what if your plan backfires and Skye sells the house because of the fires, explosions and floods?

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  4. You are so clever, Alma. But I do worry, as Janet does, that Skye might see the house as a curse and wind up selling. For your sake, I hope she stays. Can't wait to see the new trouble you have in store for her!

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  5. Alma,

    Janet and Julie are right. What is she sells because she thinks the house is haunted.

    There must be a way to get a message to her to not sell the house? Hmm, something subliminal may work, especially in the boyfriend's ear.

    :::keep Skye's house::: repeated over and over and over.

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  6. Thanks for the fun! I didn't know about this blog and find a behind the scenes peek very interesting.

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  7. Skye will stay in the house, she loves the house & the ghost. lol

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  8. It would seem that having things explode and catch fire would make Skye think twice about staying in the house. Wouldn't it be nicer to fill it with the scent of fresh apple pie, or maybe roses. I used to live in a house where every now and then there would be the sound of breathing coming from nowhwere.

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  9. For some reason, I doubt Skye's headed to the altar any time soon. That Simon isn't giving up so easily.

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  10. Alma, I see you have lots of tricks up your transparent ghostly sleeve, but that Skye has plenty of spine. Maybe things can work out for you and for her ...

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  11. Alma, I see that you have plenty of tricks up your transparent, ghostly sleeve. But at the same time, Skye is a woman to be reckoned with. Let's hope you can work it out to everyone's advantage.

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  12. Alma, I think after all the work Skye has put into the house she'd make her hubby move in with her. Then you'd get to see all the kiddies she has :)

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  13. Alma, I can't wait to see how this all plays out!

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