"Mr. Muffins was a good cat. He ate all is food….. He slept in
his basket and he …." Irina burst into tears.
"Oh, Irina it's okay. We know you loved him. It was just his time
to go." said Kate looking down at the tiny grave she and her
friend made for the cat.
"I know, I know, it's just…." Irina ran away into the house. She
flew up the flight of stairs to her room. She fell onto her soft,
yellow quilt and cried. Irina loved Mr. Muffins to death. Ever
since he had died she was mopey and upset all the time.
She was extremely tired but she didn't want to sleep. Irina
slowly lifted herself off her bed, and wondered over to her
bookshelf. There was one book that she had not read before. It
was called 'Life and Death'. She picked it up and plopped herself
on her bed yet again. Irina skipped a few pages and went to one
page. Its title was 'Hold a Séance'. She began to read.
'If one of your loved ones has passed, and you're desperate to
talk to them again, a Séance can help you. A Séance is a
spiritual meeting to receive spirit communications. All you need
is some candles, a dark room and incense. Speak the words of your
loved one while closing your eyes. The spirits will reunite
A fantastic idea! Irina would hold a Séance to bring Mr. Muffins
back to her one more time.
She grabbed the phone and telephoned Kate who had probably gone
"Hello?" asked Kate.
"Hi, it's me. Come over I want to tell you something!" answered
Irina wondered around her house impatiently waiting for Kate to
arrive. After ten minutes she heard the doorbell ring. Irina ran
over to the door and immediately opened it. Kate walked in. Irina
was almost jumping around in happiness.
"What is it?" Kate asked curiously.
Irina told her all about what she had read in her book. Kate
agreed to hold the Séance, so they went to find what they needed
to hold it. They found the candles and the incense and went over
to the Laundry where it was dark.
"Mr. Muffins, Mr. Muffins come to us, speak to us…" spoke Irina
in the dark. They waited fifteen minutes for something to happen
but nothing appeared.
"Oh, nothing happened! Now I'll never see him again." said Irina
sadly. She leant over to grab the incense, and cut herself on the
"Ouch! That hurt!" said Irina looking at her cut. Blood was
leaking from her hand.
"Oh I'll get a tissue!" said Kate running out of the Laundry. It
was still dark so Irina went to put on the light. As she was
turning around, she saw her cat staring at her. He was standing
on the washing basket-the place he always slept when he was
alive. Mr. Muffins was pale and looked strange. Irina froze.
"M-Mr.Mu-uf-ffins?" stuttered Irina.
The brown, green eyed cat moved closer to Irina. He leant over to
her hand and started licking her blood. Irina had no idea what
was happening. She stayed still.
When Mr. Muffins had licked every spot of scarlet on her hand he