Your name is JOHN EGBERT, and your new CARD DECK is AWESOME. You stick your hand in your pocket, just to make sure it’s still there. Yesterday, you and your dad had spent the day making cakes together, but when you tried to show him your card trick, the cards went right into the batter. You guess you should have practiced more. When you pulled the cards from the batter, they were ruined. Your dad had agreed to take you to the magic shop downtown to buy a replacement deck.
You hold onto your dad’s hand as a hooded boy passes by. You watch him as he passes by. He hold his hand out, but his hand has disappears right before he hits your dad. You look back and see a floating wallet at the end of his coat sleeve before his hand reappears. Your eyes widen. You had only seen that kind of stuff in some of your favorite movies and scary stories.
Your dad pats his pocket. You turn back to him. “Where’s my wallet?” he asks. “Did I leave it at the shop?”
“No…” you say. You look back again. The boy keeps walking, but you see him looking at you out of the corner of his eye. “A ghost boy took it.”
Your dad chuckles. “You’ve been watching too many movies.”