Well, I just picked up a book of YA horror stories at the local thrift store. Inside was a story by Richard Peck, entitled “Girl at The Window.” Guess what it is about.
This reminds me of other stories I vaguely remember from fiction in which the exact same thing happens. Either the narrator walks into his room, and sees a girl there like see belongs in the place, or he looks out the window, and see someone waiting to be let in. Sometimes the cause is supernatural, some times it is not.
Another example I vaguely recall includes an old issues of RAW, the comic book Maus first appeared in. In the story, the narrator recalled how a girl would appear in his room every night, when he was a young boy. She was the same age as him, and she would show up, deposit a cache of night crawlers, Beatles, and other icky things, then leave again. It was implied that she was the daughter of a local family, which had no interest in what she did with her days. Weird and spooky.
Anyway, I was looking for whatever I can get about this. Any recollections of this story, or similar stories? No? How about an attempt to tell me what it means? Perhaps other examples of this happening in stories. Yes, I know it is far more narrow a subject than my past threads. Still, I would like to know.
Umm, for benefit of anyone who hasn’t read or seen it:
A boy’s younger brother gets killed — actually vampire-bitten, it turns out. Older surviving bro’s bedroom is on the second floor. Looks out next night and there’s his dead younger brother floating in mid-air, tapping on the window and asking to be let in.