By Casey Daniels

What occurred to named Lucy one evening in 1966 after a Beatles live performance? She rushed the degree, kissed Paul, all started domestic together with her neighbors, and used to be by no means noticeable again-until cemetery consultant and unintended PI to the lifeless Pepper Martin sees her as a ghost. Lucy's spirit cannot relaxation in peace until eventually her physique is located and buried. yet how will Pepper song down a lacking corpse after forty-five years?

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She nodded. 舠I got home just as Rachel and Sarah were headed out. They were going to the boys舗 varsity lacrosse game at school, and I wanted to make sure they ate something before they left, and they were running late, and their friends were here to pick them up and they were out in the driveway beeping the horn, and I needed to ask Rachel about that chemistry test she took Friday afternoon, of course, and Sarah had that paper for English, the one about Romeo and Juliet, and the phone rang and it was Jim from the office who had a question about the cost of our latest shipment of office supplies and舒舡 She blinked and sniffled.

Lucy, apparently, had other ideas. She threw in a second eye roll, just for good measure. 舠It happened after the concert. After all my friends got off and went home. Then I got to my stop, and I got off the train and was walking home. It was dark. 舡 Again, she tried for the spooky voice. This time I was the one who rolled my eyes. Lucy didn舗t notice. She was on her own kind of roll. 舠It was as if each and every shadow held a secret. 舡 She fluttered her fingers, demonstrating. 舠Crickets chirped out a warning, but I didn舗t listen.

And now舰舡 Tears trailed down her cheeks and she burst into tears. 舡 舠You舗re not. 舡 I hurried over and sat back down again. At least if I kept looking Ella in the eye, it might help bring her back to reality. I did just that and said, 舠You舗ve raised those girls all by yourself, all these years. You舗d do anything in the world for them, Ella, and they know it. Just because you thought Ariel was with Rachel and Sarah, that doesn舗t mean you舗re a bad mother, it just means you舗re human. You舗re not anything like Jeffrey.

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