Sunday, November 04, 2007

      ( 10:42 PM ) teahouse
From the Grave He Haunts Me

I'm not a superstitious person, but as I write this, I'm sitting alone in my apartment late at night..and I swear there's a sound coming from the apartment above me that sounds like the rattling of chains.

Is there a ghost up there?

My upstairs neighbor had a water leak in his bathroom about a year ago (I'm convinced he had a poltergeist in his apartment). It dripped through his floor and damaged the ceiling in my bathroom and bedroom.

When I asked him to pay for the damage, he got downright nasty about it. After a couple of weeks of back and forth, he agreed to pay half of my deductible for my homeowner's insurance.

He sent me a check with my name spelled wrong on it.

By the time all of it was straightened out, I was so angry at the man I would have been happy never to see him again.

A month later, I heard the news from my doorman - he had died.

So his apartment has been vacant for the last 9 months or so.

Until tonight.

There is the rattling of chains. There are eerie footsteps. There is the sound of what seems to be something being dragged across a wood floor.

I just know I won't get any sleep.

I want to yell up at the ceiling, "Hey! Halloween was LAST WEEK!"



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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