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Food for a Hungry Ghost

by Becky M. Pourchot

Copyright (c) 2012 Becky M. Pourchot

All rights reserved.

Smashwords Edition

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Laughing Tiger Publications

First e-book Edition: May 2012

Book design by Tina Blume-Compton












For Kirsten Rossheim and all her students, whose enthusiasm and excitement gave life to this book.





PART 1

The room echoed as I dropped the first stack of boxes on to the white tile floor. “Stupid room,” I thought looking around my new bedroom that was half the size of my room back in Wisconsin. It was painted pink and not in the sarcastic way that says “I’m so cool that I can pull off pink.” This was the color of Pepto Bismol. A wallpaper border of seashells and flamingos lined the top. “Who does wallpaper anymore?” I thought, gritting my teeth, knowing we wouldn’t be changing anything about this room—it was a rental. It seemed at that moment that I’d be stuck with pharmaceutical pink until the day I died.

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