An invite.

What do I see in the post today?

Is that an invite? An invite to a grand gala?

I RSVP to it immediately. I mean, who does not want to go to a gala? It is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

I get all dressed up and arrive at the gate. As the gate opens, I see a long path to a beautiful villa shining like the northern star. Filled with excitement and emotions at their very peak, I walk to the front door and knock.

The door creaks open, a sudden gush of wind grabs me immediately and seats me on a chair at the center of the hall.

C’mon guys, I know it is you. You can’t fool me. OK! Maybe you did, just a little.”

I see my friends walk in from around the corner.

”Did you like our surprise?” says one of my dear friends who is also the group’s prank master. 

Before I could say something, we hear the floor trembling, fog filling the air, and I feel that gush of wind again. Now in front of us, we have a group of what I can only explain as ghosts or spirits.

And I scream out loud, ”Yes, this is the best surprise I have ever had in my entire life. Nothing can, and nothing will ever beat this. Thank you so much.”

The spirits draw towards us with concern over their face and looking at me, one of them asks, ”You do know who we are, don’t you? Aren’t you humans even a little scared.”

“Scared? Scared of what? How long have you all been away from the human world?” responds one of my friends with a quizzing look.

“Well, it has been a while…We have actually been vacationing in a faraway island and just returned today,” comes the response.

Another friend of mine immediately jumps in and suggests.“Funny you say that, care to join us? It’s our friend’s birthday this week, so we are celebrating her birthday early and also welcoming Halloween.” 

The spirits gather around with their circle, and after a few whispers, one of them says, ”Sure, why not.”

Hours later, as the night comes to an end and we share our pleasantries, say our goodbyes at the door. I smirk at my human friends and tell, ”I think we can now say the night was really high on spirits, right?’‘ Everyone breaks into teary laughter.

Just as we start our cars to leave, I look back from the car window and say to my new found friends, ”Careful in the human world.”


Image credits – Image by Anna Larin from Pixabay

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