“Allow the process to unfold” by Sasha on her couch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
5 minutes
Pisces Horoscope, from 24h
Monday December 3, 2012

The morning started as I’d expected – alarm, roll over, pee, put on the kettle, etc., etc. Then there was a knock at the door. It struck me as strange, given that I have a prominent doorbell. The choice to knock. Hm. A tall man in a bright blue coat, fedora and checkered scarf meets me at the door. I’m in my robe and slippers. He looks strangely familiar and yet so unknown in his dapper wardrobe and shiny eyes. “Mrs. Allen?” He says… “Mrs. Allen is my mother!” I shout. He smiles. “Mrs. Allen, may I come in?” The man has the faint lilt of an Irish accent. I look down at my garb and almost say “No” but then remember my manners and open the door. He makes himself at home without me encouraging him to. “Mrs. Allen -” “Miss,” I say, “Miss Allen…” “Miss Allen, I’m here to discuss the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the death of Edgar Ballentine – ” “Who did you say you are?” I suddenly feel overwhelmed by my lack of socks and the kettle whistling hysterically on the stove.