“You go ahead,” she replied, turning back and facing the house. “I have one more thing to do.” Her father smiled and stepped onto the path. “Don't be long.” As her father's footsteps disappeared into the night, she stared deep into the face of the old family home, with its ghosts and its secrets. She gently raised her hand to her lips and blew the house a kiss. Rumbles and grunts erupted from its belly, as if she had awakened a sleeping giant. The faded and peeling paint on its exterior began to smooth, while the loosened and missing shingles realigned themselves on the roof. “That's it,” she whispered, walking towards the path. “Get yourself ready, Daddy and I will be moving back in at dawn.” © Molly Neely https://blackopalbooks.com/molly-neely/ Molly Neely is the author of the Paranormal novel, “The Sand Dweller,” (Black Opal Books) as well as it's sequel, “The Orcus Child, “to be released in April 2020. Molly's a contributor to the anthology, Fall into Fantasy 2017 & 2019, her short story, “An Heirloom Spirit,” is in the collection, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, a contender for a Guinness Book of Worlds Records title. Molly's poetry can be found in anthologies from Z Press, Literary Alchemy and Animal Heart Press.