By T. M. Wright
A photographer borrows his friend's ny residence and is brought to Manhattan's spectral underworld through a stunning girl ghost, with whom he falls in love. Reissue. motion picture tie-in.
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At the same time that I was praying for this fantasy to come true, I was also hoping that it wouldn't. Because how was I to know how clean she was? Maybe she had herpes-everyone else did. Maybe she had something worse-gonorrhea, syphilis. But she didn't surprise me, and when I left the room and went back to the dining room forty-five minutes later, I found a note: Dear Abner Doubleday, Had to go out for a while. Sorry. Don't worry about locking the door, I've a key of my own. Just leave a blanket and a pillow for me on the couch.
My mother used to call me Abe," I told her. " She coughed deep in her chest, almost down in her belly, so her whole body got involved in it, and because she tried to keep her mouth closed at the same time, drops of spittle arched from her lips and landed everywhere around her. "Are you okay, Mrs. " I asked. She continued coughing for a few seconds, then held her hand up and dabbed at her mouth with a white lace handkerchief that she withdrew from the breast pocket of her dress. "Your mother is dead, isn't she, Mr.
She was wearing a brown pants suit and had stuck a tiny red rose into her lapel. " ... "-and I said "I see" or "Very interesting," which she didn't acknowledge. And when we got to her office, I saw that it was a only a cubicle that fronted West 44th Street, twenty stories below. There were some book covers on the walls, a utilitarian-looking, gray metal desk in the center of the room-snapshots of two chunky, flat-faced kids on it-and a much used, black-cloth-on-metal secretarial chair behind it.
A Manhattan Ghost Story by T. M. Wright