The laundry thief
A woman and her daughter moved into a new house. The mother worked a lot, so it was up to the girl to do the household chores, including the laundry. One day, the girl went down to the laundry room and put a load of clothes in. When she came back, the door to the washing machine had already been lifted open. “That’s weird,” she said to herself. “I thought I closed it.” She shrugged it off, but the next time she did laundry it happened again. And that’s not all… each time it happened, she noticed one piece of her clothing would go missing. One time it was a sock, the next a pair of shorts, and so on. After a few weeks, she went down to the laundry room again to find a complete outfit set out for her, with all the clothes that had been missing.
The travelling photograph
After Anna’s dog, Bo, passed away, she started carrying his photo with her everywhere. She loved Bo more than anything, which is why she was so heartbroken when she noticed she had somehow lost his picture one day. She thought the picture was gone forever until Bo’s birthday came around the next year. On that day, she found the photograph in the closet next to his old leash. “Good dog, Bo,” she whispered.
It was nine o’clock; time for the shop to close. Valerie, Ginny and Kelly were the only ones working. As they were cleaning up the store, a pile of shirts fell to the floor. None of the girls touched it. “It’s probably the ghost,” Ginny said. “Very funny,” said Kelly. “No, really,” Valerie said with all seriousness. “He’s a little boy. He likes to play.” Kelly still didn’t take them seriously, though. “They’re older and they’re teasing me,” she thought. But when she went into the back room to get her keys to go home, she saw the flash of a young boy in the mirror next to her. When she looked back, her keys had been placed on the floor.
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