My wife and I are checking into a quiet little motel surrounded by nature. We can’t see much because the sun set an hour ago and it’s already quite dark.
“Let me be honest.” The motel manager says. “Our guests have seen ghosts wandering about.”
“Oh my.” My wife says. “Should we leave?”
“But nothing dangerous has happened.” The manager quickly says. “Nobody has gotten hurt.”
“It’ll be fine.” I say. “Just give us the room key.”
I really need this break from the city. I’m sick of the traffic, the pollution, and sitting in a goddamn office for 13 hours a day. I can’t remember the last time I was home on the weekend.
The manager gives us the room key. My wife and I take the elevator to the 5th floor.
After entering the room — which has an incredible view — I collapse in bed, not bothering to even glance at the bright stars. There is also a full moon tonight but my eyes are already shut.
Even though we’re in a beautiful place that looks breathtaking in the day, what I am most looking forward to is sleep. Tonight I want a good night’s sleep and tomorrow a good day’s sleep would be perfectly fine too.
My wife comes to bed after freshening up in the bathroom. She slides her hand down my pyjamas. After a few minutes she gives up because I can’t get it up. She switches off the light and kisses me goodnight.
She doesn’t say anything but I know she’s disappointed. I feel guilty because we haven’t had sex in a really long time. But we’re here for a week so there is plenty of time for sex.
Work has been so stressful this year. I just need some rest before I can think about anything else.
I shut my eyes and feel grateful that the pillow and bed are so comfortable.
But then my wife starts moaning. I have never heard her sound so sexually aroused.
“Oh god!” She says. “I didn’t know you could do that!”
That’s strange… I’m not doing anything. But my wife thinks I’m doing something to her.
That means there is a ghost in bed.
But I don’t want to ruin the moment for my wife. Let her enjoy herself.
I fall asleep while my wife is moans in ecstasy.
Writer: Rohan Parekh