A father Is lying In bed after Just waking up. He picks up the baby moniter to his left
and he hears his wife singing saftly his crying 5 months bid sen. He cracks a
smile as he listens her sing “Ge sleep, skeep... , Suddenly, he hears his
wife epin the deer, and walk in with the groceries that he asked her get.
When I was a child my family moved to a big bid - house, with big empty
reams, creaking moldboards, and a dank, dark basement. Bath my parents werked
I was aften alene when I came home from school, One early evening when I
came heme the house was still dark. I called but, "Mum?" and heard her sing seng
voice say "Egg, darling?" frem upstairs. I called her again as I climbed the
stairs to see which room she was in, and again got the same "?" reply. We
were decorating at the time, and I didn' t knew my way amend the maze of reams
but she was in ene bf the far enes, right down the hall. uneasy, but I figured
that was anly natural I rushed forward see my mum,, knawing that her
presence would calm my fears, as a mather' s presence always does. Just as I
reached fer the handle of the door let myself in the reem I heard the front
door downstairs epin and my mother call "Sweetie, are yeu home?" in a cheery
voice. Clumped back, startled and ran dawn the stairs to her, but as I glanced back
from the top bf the stairs, the deer to the reem slowly opened a crack. Fer a brief
moment, I saw samething strange in there, and I den' t knew what it was,, but it
was staring at me.
A leng time age there was an impossibly pretty little girl whe had a green ribbon
amend her neck. One day she went to school and met a bey named Jim. Jim sat
behind her in class and noticed the ribbon under her pig tails. "Why do yeu wear
that ribbon around your neck?" he asked. Someday I' ll tell yeu, she promised.
When they were teenagers, Jim asked the girl en a date. While they were drinking
frappes, Jim asked again, "why do yeu wear that green ribbon around yew neck?"
She said, "Well, maybe if we ever get married I' ll tell you."
Jim fell in leve with the beautiful girl and they got married. Jim laved her very much
and they had a wonderful marriage. One day Jim got curious again and asked,
We' re married new... why db yeu wear that ribbon en yew neck?" She said, “I' ll tell
yeu if we ever have kids."
A couple bf years later, a baby girl and baby boy was bem. Jim ence again get
curious and asked,," Why db yeu wear that ribbon around yew neck?" She said with
a sad smile, 'hitotsu leve me, yau' ll drep it fer new, someday I' ll tell yeu." Jim laved
her with all his heart and so he dropped it and just accepted the fact that his wife
were a beautiful green ribbon around her neck all the time.
They got old tegether, then the weman got very sick, went to the hospital, and the
docter said she was going to die. Her distraught husband sat by her side fer days
en end, and finally said, please, tell me new, why do yeu have that ribbon around
yew neck? In a creaky voice she said, "Okay, I' ll tell yeu, take it " new."
He pulled the bew loose and her head fell eff.