Are you one of the lucky few who has a quick comeback or are you like me, best able to come up with a rejoinder days, even weeks, later?
I suspect most of us have moments when our thoughts are fragile will-o’-the-wisps, fluttering like spirits around us, but not quite ours to command. The perfect response, the decisive action, the correct answer can all slip through your mind’s grasp when you’re in the middle of stressful situations where fast action is required.
And if you’re like me, that tiny lag, that little slip, can drive you absolutely crazy! What if I had done, what if I had said, or worse yet, what if I hadn’t done or said, dance around in my head until I’m bowed under the debilitating weight of thoughts that have only my own ephemeral guilt and remorse behind them!
Marilee Harper has never lacked for something to say, but she’s frequently regretted her words. And at least one of the things she’s done is coming back to haunt her! She’s well on her way to losing her job after accidentally setting fire to her best friend’s house. So is it karma that she’s hired to renovate a B&B that’s supposed to be possessed?
It’s a challenge to daunt even the toughest of women, but Marilee has an extra incentive to succeed in her tall and lanky and infinitely charming boss, Professor John Smith. With the help (sort-of) her mother, Elvis, and a couple of handymen turned paparazzi, Marilee battles erratic light fixtures, never-ending painting, and plumbing with a mind of its own. But increasingly, she comes to realize an even more important question. If it’s not her neurosis that’s creating the poltergeist effect, who or what is?
Restless Spirits is coming Next Week on June 18! Are you ready to venture into the unknown?