Something in the darkness spoke. It was a quiet voice drifting over the lake like a phantom of my past. ‘Don’t come any closer.’ It said. I didn’t know if it was human, but I had heard it before.
My hands reached out, but there was nothing there. At home in the dark, nothing fazed me. Tonight I wasn’t so sure. One tentative step forward, I heard it again.
‘Don’t come any closer.’
I needed to find out what was beyond the veil. I wanted to reach out and talk to the one person who would understand me. I wanted to take a step closer. A step closer to my father. A step closer to my mother.
‘It’s not your time, don’t come any closer.’
Reluctantly, I turned away.