Spackled and Spooked by Jennie Bentley

By Jennie Bentley

A secret surfaces in the back of the partitions within the new homemade sequence. Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a heavily stigmatized apartment rumored to have ghosts. quickly they will have even larger problems-and this protection undertaking may well hang-out them ceaselessly.

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Spackled and Spooked

A secret surfaces at the back of the partitions within the new selfmade sequence. Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a heavily stigmatized apartment rumored to have ghosts. quickly they're going to have even larger problems-and this maintenance undertaking may hang-out them perpetually.

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Derek glanced at it and turned his attention back to the road. “Earring? Must have belonged to one of the women, I guess. Mrs. ” “That’s what I figured. Do you suppose we ought to send it to the lawyer in Portland? Just in case Patrick would like to have it? ” Derek hesitated. ” “Don’t know if I’d want to be reminded, if it were me. ” “That’s true,” I said. “How about I put it away, and we wait awhile? ” “Works for me,” Derek said, with a shrug. “So what do you want to do for dinner tonight? You feel like cooking?

And squatters make more sense than ghosts, anyway. ” “Sure,” Derek agreed. “So do you want me to go to the hardware store and pick up some of this stuff, then? ” I hesitated. There was a part of me that wanted to go with him. Or not so much wanted to go as wanted to avoid being left behind, alone. Still, I’m a big girl—in everything but stature—and I know there is no such thing as ghosts. “I’d love to, but Kate said she’d be stopping by this afternoon. ” Kate McGillicutty had been my first friend when I came to town.

My knees were shaking when I scrambled off the step stool and into the hallway, cautiously looking both ways before stepping from the bathroom onto the worn carpet of the hall. There was nothing to see in either direction. I made myself walk down the hallway to the empty rooms at the end. There was no one there, either, not that I had expected anyone. I’d been looking straight at the doorway when the steps went past, and they weren’t made by a living person. Which left me with four options:1. I’d heard the steps of a ghost, 2.

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