Xander set the pointer on the center of the board.
“I’ve got a question,” Yzzie said.
“Let’s get started then,” Xander stated, then he put the fingertips of his left hand on the pointer. The girls did the same. “We’ll take turns asking questions. You can go first Yzzie.”
She looked at both her friends and then asked, “Are there ghosts in this house?”
All three of them immediately turned their attention to the Ouija Board between them. Nothing happened. Five seconds ticked slowly by.
“Why isn’t it working?” Kristin asked Xander.
“I don’t know,” he responded. “Maybe we just have to give it some time.”
Another five seconds passed. The pointer jerked slightly forward. Kristin gasped. The pointer began to move slowly in a clockwise circular motion. They watched with fascination as the tiny circles widened.
“I don’t believe this,” the skeptical Yzzie exclaimed. “Are you doing this Xander?”
“No,” he shook his head. They both looked over at Kristin.
“Don’t look at me.” The wide-eyed girl denied any involvement.
“This is incredible,” Xander whispered, watching the heart-shaped piece of wood glide smoothly around and around.
The old Ouija Board was adorned with delicately drawn images and beautiful calligraphy. The lettering was an ancient looking ornate scroll that Xander had never seen before. The markings looked as though they’d been deeply hand-carved into the polished wood surface but felt absolutely smooth to the touch. Ouija was spelled out in large lettering in the very center of the board. The alphabet had been arranged in two arching rows above that and the numbers one through nine plus zero were curved below in slightly larger font.
Life-like three-dimensional figures appeared ready to break out into song or dance at any time. In the upper right corner there was an old man standing next to a crescent moon with the word ‘no’ next to it. The upper left hand corner contained a smiling young woman sitting on the sun beside the word ‘yes’. The bottom left had an image of a red devil dancing with his pitchfork and the word ‘hello’ just underneath. An angelic fairy, casting a spell with a magic wand, occupied the remaining corner with ‘good-bye’ scrolled below her.
The pointer straightened out and headed straight toward the dancing devil. It slowed to a stop. The sharp end pointed right at the devil.
“What does that mean?” Kristin asked, her voice betraying her confusion at the message the board was trying to convey.
Xander leaned forward until he was directly above the board. Looking through the hole in the pointer, he could see the number one.
“I think it is telling us there is one ghost,” he smiled and sat back as he continued, “take a look.”
About The Book
Author: Wayne A.D. Kerr
Genre: MG Paranormal Adventure
Night after night a strange apparition appears at Kristin’s bedside. Is it dangerous? Is the dancing spirit trying to send her a message?
When Xander and Yzzie discover that their friend is being haunted, the seventh graders make it their number one priority to solve the mystery of Kristin’s Ghost.
The truth will surprise them all!.
Wayne A D Kerr was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the United States for the past twenty years. When not writing or reading adventure novels, he is most likely hiking, biking or playing tennis.