Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ghost of a Chance
by Alma Griggs
from Denise Swanson’s Murder of a Wedding Belle
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