God pulled Mom up through the ceiling. Her necklace fell down and her white dress floated down. Nothing else came down.
I put on Mom’s dress and her gold necklace. There’s two stools in the living room, I pushed the one stool into the bathroom and stood on it and looked in the mirror. I looked like my mom but littler. My hair was messier. The dress looked pretty big. I looked like the egg yellow in the middle of a spread-out egg.
Then I got down and pushed the stool back to the living room. Then I sat the other stool on top of it. Then I put two pillows on top of that. When my tower’s done I can climb up through the ceiling too.
I am not scared. I just really miss my mom.
From I Am Currently Working On a Novel, the new book of stories by Rolli. Check it out.