OF: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
BY: Kay Finch
My favorite time of year – Halloween! When most people start thinking about spooky stories and Halloween ghosts and witches, I think about having a séance. My dear departed husband Constantine was the first to introduce me to the concept. He loved Halloween and scary movies, and I remember a séance scene from an old Boris Karloff picture Connie took me to.
Now that poor Connie is gone, I can feel his restless spirit here in the antiques store with me and I just know he wants me to contact him through a séance. The problem is finding willing and non-skeptical participants to hold the Halloween evening séance I have planned. You’d think that one of our boys would relish the chance to reach out to their father for a few last words, or to ask why his spirit is so restless. No such luck – whenever I bring up the subject, they can’t disappear fast enough.
My friend Sabrina is the same way. Only her black cat Hitchcock is willing to sit patiently and listen to my séance planning. I often sense Connie in the room with me, and I know Hitchcock feels his presence, too.
Is Halloween the right evening for me to reach out to Connie? Or maybe tonight is the night. I feel a new energy in the room right now. A faint breeze.
Did you see that candle flicker?
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, including the recent installment – The Black Cat Steps On A Crack. Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.