- Eulalie’s Audio Journal
- Entry #4
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CW: This episode contains depictions of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Take care, listener.
Theme, rhythmic guitar picking with drone and slightly out of tune violin, fades in…
This is Eulalie’s Audio Journal Entry #4.
Theme fades out.
Recorder chimes. We hear a tea kettle coming to boil in the background.
Want to hear something ridiculous? Sometimes, when I wake up from a nightmare at godawful o’clock and I’m lying in bed hoping I’ll be able to fall asleep again, I think about Frankie’s friends.
I miss them. Even though we spent less than a day together. There was something so reassuring about them. Something safe.
I wonder if they’ve figured out Frankie’s link to the phonograph. I wonder if they’ve figured out how to save her. I wish I could just ask. But it would freak Parker out. And it’s probably better if I stay away. For my mental health. For Frankie, even. I’m not a ghost-rescuing expert. (swallows)
It’s better if I don’t think about ghosts at all.
Which is… getting harder.
Clothes rustle as Eulalie pushes back her chair and stands up.
Eulalie gets up, walks to the kettle to pour tea, returns.
I’ve started seeing ghosts everywhere. At the grocery store. On campus. In the library. At the mailbox. Slipping into the woods up the street. Sitting on porches. Walking down the sidewalk.
Just glimpses, really. I blink and they’re gone.
At first, I thought I was imagining it. Haunting myself, like my therapist said. But the thing is… and this is what’s really weird… It’s not just that I see them. They see me, too. And there’s some sort of recognition in their faces, like they can tell I’ve been haunted. Or that I was dead…ish. They look at me, and they nod, or smile, or scowl.
Eulalie sips tea.
God. I wish I could talk to Frankie’s friends. I need to know why I’m seeing so many ghosts now. And if I should be doing something about it. What if I’m in danger? What if it’s like that TV show and now that I can see them they’ll be drawn to me for help? What if––
Eulalie? What are you going up?! It’s 3am.
(sighs) I couldn’t sleep. Did I wake you? I tried to be quiet.
Oh, no. (laughs and then groans)
(Yawns while she’s speaking) Is there any more of that tea?
Blankets rustle as Parker climbs out of bed. She walks over the the table and sits down.
Yep. Have a seat, let me get you some.
Eulalie stands, walks to the kettle, pours another mug, returns and sets it down in front of Parker. Both of them inhale their tea, sip, and sigh. Eulalie turns off the recorder. Theme fades in…
Eulalie’s Audio Journal is a miniseries that takes place between seasons one and two of The Way We Haunt Now. This episode was written and produced by Courtney Floyd with voice acting by Courtney as Eulalie and Marnie Warner as Parker. Our theme music is “Wrong Start” by Courtney.
We’re releasing these episodes as part of our season two fundraiser. Find out how you can help us keep haunting at igg.me/at/hauntnowpod