Getting Rid of Rosie

I backed up a step. “Stop right there. I am not buying into this.”
“Buying into what?”
“You, the t-shirt, this whole thing. You’re obviously an illusion.”
“You think you’re imagining me?”
“Yes, although I can’t for the life of me come up with a single reason why.”
Rosie propped her butt on the railing and smiled. “Good old, Sammy. Still as thick as a plank. It’s nice to know some things don’t change.”
I gave my head a shake, even laughed a little. “Enough is enough,” I said, and closed my eyes, honestly expecting her to be gone when I opened them again, forced back into thin air by my refusal to believe.  But there she was, sitting on the railing, swinging those damn shoes back and forth, back and forth. 
“I don’t believe in you,” I said. “I don’t believe you’re here.”
“I don’t believe you’re here either, but that doesn’t change a thing, does it.” She slid off the railing, sank into a Muskoka chair and took a sip of my iced tea. “To be honest, I was surprised when I first realized you could see me. You hear about that kind of thing now and then, but I never took it seriously. Then all of a sudden, there you were, mouth open, staring at me like you’d seen a ghost. It’s kind of fun, don’t you think?”


“Getting rid of Rosie is a great read! I couldn’t put it down. Needless to say chores got put aside as I rushed to find out what happened, then was sad that I’d finished the book. I wanted more. Great job goes out to Lynda Simmons. I laughed, I cried and thoroughly enjoyed the humor, the outstanding dialogue and exciting story lines. I loved all the colorful characters. This is a must read book. I highly recommend it.”
– Suzanne (

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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
On Sale: August 04, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780425227923


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