Jamie is fixing the back step. He’s Mama’s friend. When the back step is fixed, he will go away.
I wait until Mama is busy on her computer and I go up to the attic to see the ghosts.
“How can I make someone stay?” I ask them.
Beatrice is beautiful and floaty. She drifts over and wraps herself around me and says, “Strangling worked on me, doll.”