The Interview

26 Apr

Aaron woke to the sound of a knock on the door. As he rubbed the sleep from his eyes he realized that is was dark out side and that it was most likely around mid night. A quick glance at his watch proved him right, it was almost 12:30. Now who would be visiting me at this hour he thought.

He opened the door to find a woman dressed in business attire holding a clipboard standing there.

“Hello Mister … umm”. she took a moment to look at her clipboard, “ Stimple, my name is Karen and I am from the Paranormal Investigation Agency. I am here to conduct your final interview.”

Aaron stood there for a moment with a look of bewilderment as he tried to remember.  He had thought that phone call was just a dream, how could anyone call while his phone is disconnected he thought.

“I’m sorry Karen but I have no idea what you are talking about. You must have me confused with some one else. I have never even heard of the Paranormal Investigation Agency let alone applied for a job.” Aaron said confusingly.

“That’s Ok Mister Stimple, I get that all the time. Mister Spangle called and set up the appointment for this evening with you correct?”

Shaking his head to clear out the sleep cobwebs Aaron was starting to wake up and realized that this has not all been a dream. “I received a call from Rick Spangle the other day but I am still confused about what is going on here.”

“Well Mister Stimple, if we get the interview underway maybe things will clear up for you. Do you mind if I call you Aaron?”

“Um  yes Aaron would do nicely. What exactly do you do.”

“Well I am one of the recruiting interviewers, but this is not about me. Could you tell me when exactly you started to see disembodied spirits.”

Aaron thought on this for a moment before answering. “I could say maybe about six or seven months ago. When I started excavating on this new piece of property I was developing. Umm  how did you know?”

“We can get to that later Aaron. Now have any of these apparitions actually spoken to you.” asked Karen

“Yea, and when they started talking that is when I just locked myself in my home, that had become the only place that I was not seeing or hearing any of these ghosts spirits or what you want to call them.’ Aaron went on, “that was until my disconnected phone rang and it was your Mister Spangle. I was even thinking that I had gone crazy. I am still not sure that I have not.”

Karen wrote a bit on her note pad as Aaron spoke. “Well Aaron I can say that you have not gone crazy and that there is an explanation to what has happened to you and if the hiring committee accepts your application that will be your first case. I can say that what I have makes me think you are a strong candidate for a field investigator. Thank you for your time.”

Aaron escorted Karen out of his home and walked to her car with her. As they walked out Aaron noticed that the Aurora Borealis was rather bright tonight and he commented to Karen about this. They looked closer and realized that there were spirits floating around. They had seen the Northern Lights many times. but they had never seen them like this, it appeared as if there are spirits floating around the shimmering lights. Karen makes a note on her pad, bids Aaron good night and drives away.

Aaron stood outside watching the shimmering lights and spirits floating around the lights and realized that some how his life has just changed.


 aurora borealis


Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Write Now


4 responses to “The Interview

  1. CeeLee

    April 29, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Ive a feeling Aaron is about to find out how much his life is going to change and in several different ways. I can’t wait to read what comes next in this series!

    Helluva good way to incorporate that writing prompt. Pretty slickly done. I’m impressed lol Please hurry with the next installment of Mr Stimple and his…predicament. I’m hooked. 🙂

    • Forrest

      April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      🙂 thanks. Yea I am liking Aaron as well and will be continuing his adventures in the paranormal.

      • CeeLee

        May 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

        Oh Aaron’s adventures have just begun LoL
        He’s about to have a real wild ride. Hope he’s up for it. 😉


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