Natalie: Bored

"I can't believe you broke our brand new TV!" My Mom bellowed at me.

"For the last time, I didn't do it! A ghost did!"

"Don't you dare try to drag ghosts into this. Your father had a strange obsession, and now you have it. You're in High School Natalie. It's time for you to grow up and put aside your silly childhood fantasies. You can't live your entire life pretending things like ghosts and unicorns are real."

"I don't believe in unicorns. That's just dumb. They're a mythical creature created to make the horse seem boring."

"And ghosts were created to make humans seem boring."

"If you had to live with what I do..."

"I was a teeneger too. I know exactly what you're going through."

Quietly, I muttered, "You have no idea. You don't have ghost powers."


"Nothing Mom, nothing."

"That's what I thought you said. Now come on. Let's go buy a replacement for our replacement TV before the sale ends." I just rolled my eyes and said,



After what seemed like hours, though only minutes, of silence, we arrived at the store. Angrily, my Mom slammed the car door and stomped towards the doors of Walmart. 

"Now, I can't stress this enough, please no ghost business. We don't want to draw attention to ourselves."

"I know Mom. Last time wasn't my fault!"

"I don't know why you won't just confess. I don't think a supernatural being that passes right through walls could very easily knock down every shelf in a giant store like this."

Again to myself, I commented, "They only pass through walls when they want to."

"I'm going to buy myself some jeans while we're in there. You just wait by the Tv's and please, don't touch anything!" Then, before I could protest, we walked into the store, my mom headed towards the clothing isle and me walking toward the nearest chair in the electronics, conveniountly located right next to the furniture section and book shelves. Choosing a long novel and comfortable massage chair, I sat down and started reading. After a while I noticed something. My Chair was vibrating.

"How could that be? These are turned off unless you buy them." With caution, I turned around. Behind me, I saw the strangest thing. There was the technology ghost, but he wasn't alone. He was causing chaos with another person. She had white hair and green eyes, much like my ghost form. Her shirt was red, her pants black, and her shoes grey. As if by a second instinct, I changed into my ghost form. My Mom was going to kill me. "Hey!" I yelled at the girl, "are you going Tv shopping? Because I think they work better is you don't throw them at innocent shoppers." She blinked, then her eyes got huge.

"What are you talking about? I'm fighting against him! He's my enemy!"

"Nice try." I attempted to pull her into a ghost portal. To my suprise, she became human. I never caught her complete human form. She ran off befor I could geta clear look. All I saw was an orange shirt, a pair of jeans, and some white sneakers. She had blonde hair, and from the back view, she was a little on the short side. "Wait?" I thought to myself, " A human-ghost? Or a ghost human? I thought I was the only one!" Then I notice dpeopel were starting to stare. SO I walked into a dressing room and transformed into my human form. Then I calmly walked back to the electronics. In a moment of confusion, my mom decided to show up. Once she saw my surroundings, her jaw dropped. I tried to see what was happening. Then I realized. Every single TV was destroyed, wires pulled out or screens broken in two.

"But-but-but, It wasn't me! It was a g-gh-ghost!"

"This has gone too far Natalie. Destroying our Tv was bad enough, but now you have to smash every one in teh store?"

"I'm tellingthe truth! Who won't you believe me?"

"I want to believe me, but Scientists have prooved there are no such things as ghosts." She had a dumbfounded look on her face. "I just don't understand why you've gotten so destructive. Detention, destroying the family Tv, and now this? Why?"

"I already told you-"

"Don't play innocent. Just get in the car. We'll talk about this later."

The End

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