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My Dear Sister

Colleen, FL, USA
March 2006

I have four brothers and one sister. I live in a three bedroom house so you can already tell no one had their own room. My sister and two of my brothers moved out so I finally got my own room. It was nice at first. Real calm and quiet. I never really thought of the fact that I was all alone at night every night. My room was in the back of the house so my parents room and my brothers room was on the other side of the house. I was real glad my sister didn't share a room with me anymore, but sometimes I missed her.

One night after I was up for a while fixing up my room I fell right asleep. It was 2:32 and I woke up because I was sweating. I tried to go back asleep and about 5 minutes later I felt someone moving on the other side of the bed. I was half asleep and half awake so I didn't think anything of it.

That morning when I woke up I thought about what happened and realized it was not a dream because I remembered exactly what I have dreamed about the night.

Possibilities were running through my head about what could of happened to me. I thought it could of been my sister, but she moved to New York about a month ago. It was probably my little brother. The next night I woke up at 2:32 again. I was real hot so I got up and turned my fan on. I accidentally turned my light on and when I did I saw my sister in my room just like she used to be about a month ago. She sat up and yelled at me to turn the light off. I was so scared I ran to my parents room and woke them up. They came to my room to see if I was lying and my sister was gone. I slept on the couch for the rest of the night. I woke up in the morning to get ready for school. I was scared the whole time I was in my room. Later that day when I got home from school my mom said something I wish I didn't have to hear. She told me my sister had died about a week ago at about 2:30 a.m. in a fire in her apartment building. I knew it was my sister in my bed that night and I knew why I was sweating.

That week I switched rooms with my two brothers and I felt a lot better in their old room, but since that night when I saw my sister in bed with me I wake up around 2:30 every night just to make sure I am alone.

Colleen, FL, USA
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