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Ghosts Know Ghosts: That Nurse Missy Meets Joe Evers

November 30, 2022

Ghosts Know Ghosts: That Nurse Missy Meets Joe Evers

Little known fact:  Ghosts know Ghosts.  We hang out.  The living are more or less out of the question for conversation when you're dead.  And Ghosts are actually pretty great.  We've all been through a lot.  And no one is judging, believe me.

Case in point: I'm walking around Little 5 Points a couple of months after Joe disappeared.  Up comes this woman. Big smile.  Literally runs up to me and says, "Hi Friend!".  Ok, now. That does not happen in L5P unless they've been tying one on at @thevortexL5P - or much worse.  Flight or flight mode kicked in.  At least I was already dead.  

This was different though.  Ghosts know Ghosts.  And she was one of us. I knew that.  That Ghost. It hugged me. Strange for a ghost, but OK.

Said she knew me. My picture at least. Saw my picture on the bedside of a peculiar patient at Grady Hospital.  "What's your name, Hun?", she said.  I told her - why not. 

We stood on the corner of Moreland and Euclid next to the Vortex and she told me her chilling story. 

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She told me that before all this, a lot of people knew her as That Nurse Missy.  She worked at Grady.  Tough place to work, but she embraced it - for the patients that relied on her.  She was a capable and friendly nurse, doing all she could to help her patients, even in the most difficult of circumstances.  Which, especially these days, they were.

So we started chatting - this and that.

She said she had a caffeine addiction, that somehow lingered even in Undeath. 

I'm definitely going to like this woman, I thought.  

I knew what she was going to tell me. The punchline was coming. Right to the gut. Her last patient was none other than Joe Evers.  He stumbled in, went full Night of the Living Dead.  And when he disappeared, That Nurse Missy had become THAT GHOST MISSY.  She never returned to Grady Hospital.

Now how did this happen?!  UGH! Whatever happened to Joe - it was spreading.

And That Ghost Missy might just have a few answers.

Carrie Rose


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