There's somebody standing in the corner of my room. I have no idea who they are. I don't recognise the outline, the shape. I think the figure is a woman. She, if she is a she, is tall and slim, almost skeletal, like a witch. This thought scares me. I don't want to be visited by a witch, especially not the ghost of a dead witch. Which is worse? A live witch, with a wand and a broom? Or a ghost witch, with neither because she is no longer a physical substance? Would the live witch or the ghost witch have more powers?
Stop. This is stupid. There is no such thing as a witch, either in life or death, and ghosts are imaginary too. Things made up in order to scare children and entertain adults and add a little fantasy to life.
I look closer and try to work out who exactly is standing in the corner. Surely I must recognise them? How could they be there otherwise? I live in the middle of nowhere. I have never been burgled or visited by someone I didn't invite. But then no one has ever turned up without first receiving a prior invitation and I am not consciously aware of having issued one of these.
So this figure can't be someone I know and it can't be a stranger because both are nearly impossible. Which would mean that it has to be a ghost or some kind of manifestation delivered to me from some other elsewhere. Maybe it's an angel come to present me with a message? Or maybe it's my spirit guide? Will I have some divine inspiration? I am excited. I want to meet this person now.