By T. M. Wright
A photographer borrows his friend's ny condo and is brought to Manhattan's spectral underworld via a gorgeous lady ghost, with whom he falls in love. Reissue. motion picture tie-in.
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I was stuck, and I felt foolish. " She threw the dice again; they came up all sixes. She was very pleased. "That's four Yahtzees in one game, Abner Doubleday! " She put a checkmark in the appropriate box on her score sheet. I glanced about. " "Don't have one," she answered. There was a closet near the front entrance. I went to it, looked inside. Except for someone's gray sweater- which was clearly too large for Phyllis and which, I guessed, must have been Art's, and a black umbrella leaning up in a far corner, it was empty.
And I thought that what was in there, in that coffin, was still pretty whole, still recognizable as the creature who was my father, but that, soon enough, it would change-the skin would fall away, the hair recede, the lips part and decay to reveal the rictus grin. He was dead. I would never see him or speak to him again. All I had as my memory of him. And though that was profoundly sad, there was also something secure in it, something wonderfully secure, and comfortable. I read a statistic once that there are more people alive at this moment than have lived and died in all of history.
I'm doing what is familiar and comfortable. I enjoy doing it. " The doors opened. I got out, turned. "Thank you," I said. "My pleasure, sir," he said. The doors closed. I have learned this, too: I have learned that the living are not very different from the dead. And I have learned that you often have to have a very good eye indeed to tell the difference. CHAPTER SEVEN I thought that I was going to enjoy living in Art's apartment. I liked his tastes (I always had). Everything was well-made, and functional, and there were lots of earth colors, which appealed to me.
A Manhattan Ghost Story by T. M. Wright