Thursday, October 18, 2012

Imaginary friend

Just a few moments ago here at work our new manager was discussing with us how he didn't need to get his child a dog for companionship because his son already had an imaginary friend. 

This conversation lead me to tell my co-worker a little more about me.

When I was little I did in fact have an imaginary friend. His name was Casper. 

That's right. As in:
So I'd play a lot outside of my grandparents house with Casper. We'd make mud pies and pick flowers. We'd jump through the sprinklers, we'd lay in the hammock. Then one day things went bad. 

I don't actually know what it was that set me off. Something happened though. Something made me snap. 

All I recall is stabbing Casper to death with a stick outside. Then I remember my grandparents finding me on my hands and knees behind an azalea bush digging a hole to bury him in. 

It's strange how everyone I tell that to seems to think that there may be something wrong with me. 


  1. This post made me think about my imaginary friend and I realized that I never had an imaginary friend but I did have an imaginary BOYFRIEND when I was 5-ish and now my life and my decisions make a lot more sense to me.

    1. Oh wow. I never had an imaginary bf. Except during the summer between 7th and 8th grade and again between 8th and 9th grade I spend a lot of time alone and I wrote these stories about how the Gallagher brothers (as in Oasis and not smashing melons) were fighting over me. It was a long fantasy filled production of typing away on our old crappy computer and when not typing playing it all out in my head. In hindsight that's perhaps more than a little...cray cray.
      PS- Noel won me because Liam kept sneaking around and cheating.

    2. Of course Noel won. He will always win.
      I totally did stuff like that too. But for me at age 13 it was a different musician every week. Graham Coxon is pretty much the only steady I've ever had. I think I might have 'everteen' which is a thing I just invented where you never emotionally progress past being the person you were at age 13.

    3. That's fabulous. I am so going to steal "everteen". No worries, I'll give you credit!

  2. You killed your imaginary friend with a stick? That's so dark... I LOVE IT. This has 'short story' written all over it.

    1. Perhaps one day I'll revisit Casper. Is there a statute of limitations on imaginary friend murder?


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