Sunday, April 15, 2012

Elevator Bones

In that Shirley Jackson bio it says that she told an interviewer about the ghost in her attic and boasted of her magical powers: "my most interesting case so far is a young woman who offended me and who subsequently fell down an elevator shaft and broke all the bones in her body, except one and I didn't know that was there." Her interviews made her feel funny when she saw them in the paper and eventually she stopped saying stuff like that.