By Kath Rutledge from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae
Some people have their Bucket List – you know, the list of things they want to do before they die. And there are lists like “The ABCs of Me” that make the social media rounds where people list their likes and dislikes, and their quirks and attributes in alphabetical order. Some of the lists are gimmicky. Some of them make us think. Some of them threaten us like surly chain letters. To my surprise, since moving to Blue Plum, it’s dawned on me that the world actually needs another one of these lists.
No, don’t run screaming. This will be a useful list. It will help people vent and it'll be cheaper than therapy. I’m calling it “The Million Year List” and you put on it the things that never in a million years did you ever think you’d find yourself saying, thinking, or doing. Things like “Never in a million years did I ever think I’d hear myself saying ‘Don’t you dare rub peanut butter on your sister!’”
Ten things are too many and we’ll all feel crazy if we came up with that many. So we’ll keep the list short and stick to five. Here, I’ll start us off.
- Share tuna casserole with a burglar
- Punch a sheriff’s deputy in the nose
- Sleep in a murdered man’s bed
- Hear myself discussing interrogation techniques with a ghost
- Take a ghost to the public library to borrow audio books
The great thing about this list is that you don’t have to explain it. You write the stuff down, get it off your chest, and that’s that. It feels great! Why don’t you try it? You can start out small, if you want. In the comments, jot down one or two things you never in a million years thought you’d do or say or think. You’ll be surprised how good you feel afterwards!
DYEING WISHES and LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT are available in mass market, e-book, and audio book. LAST WOOL is the winner of the 2013 Lovey Award for best Paranormal Novel and was named as one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2012. Follow Molly MacRae on Facebook and Pinterest, or find her the first Monday of each month at Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts.