Thank you to all who visited during the 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway. Milo James Fowler is the winner of my books. Congratulations, Milo!
I took my kids gold mining in the northern hills of Georgia. We had a great time. Our stash amounted to fifteen flakes of gold, so I guess we'd better not quit our day jobs! While we were on the underground mine tour, we heard a lot of tales about ghosts. Apparently quite a few folks died in the mine.
Our guide led us to a dark area. "Right in this very spot, the ceiling collapsed, killing all the workers under it. The supervisor was standing over there." He pointed to an area about twenty feet away. "He was so mortified about losing his workers, that he went home and didn't eat or drink. He died in about a week or so. It's said that his ghost comes back to take care of those he lost. So keep your eyes out for him."
That little speech totally freaked out my nine-year-old son. "Mama, do you think that's true?"
"I don't know, Bubba. But if it is, I doubt you're going to see him."
Bubba wasn't so sure of that. He stayed close by my side as we walked through the cold, damp tunnel. After a while, he stopped. "Look, Mama. What's that?" He pointed to a shadow on the wall. It wasn't very big, but it was an unusual shape.
I shrugged. "Let's check it out." I walked over to inspect. "It's a ghost." I said.
Bubba's eyes got big. "Really?"
"No, Bubba. Not really. It's a bat. See?"
I pointed at a cute fuzzy thing hanging from the ceiling.
Bubba breathed a sigh of relief. "Oh. It's just the ghost's pet."