“Betwixt and Between”, by Lucy P Naylor.
This is an especially intriguing one, laced with superstitious overtones.
I have to add that all the submissions so far have been excellent. If you love short-stories, you will enjoy the ones that are up!
Please also note: The shortstories are not in any way organized, except according to the upload date. This means that if you ignore the ones that have been up now for a couple of weeks, you’ll be losing out! The newest always go on top…