Ghosts"You really should be getting around to killing yourself."Ghosts11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is how my morning starts almost every day. The Ghost telling me I should kill myself.
"Sorry to be a pest, really, but--you don't really want to kill more people, do you?" I don't say anything. No one can see The Ghost besides me; if I say anything, I'd look insane. To The Ghost's question, I just shake my head and get out of bed.
It's Friday, at 6:00 in the morning. My house is empty; my parents are on a second honeymoon in Aruba. Since I'm 17, they figure I'm old enough to take care of myself.
I go through the motions, preparing for school, without any emotion. Clockwork. While The Ghost continues to speak, about how I should commit suicide, about how I've killed enough people, even without wanting to. The Ghost says it's not my fault, that I can't control myself, that it's not anything personal against me, that if I die, I'd be saving lives. And that's true.