May’s story is “Amanda’s Room.”
I was working on the Phantom Rider books when I wrote this story, which meant I was thinking about ghosts a lot, and also that I was thinking about sisters and brothers. At some point I got to wondering: what would a young ghost actually say to her sister, if she had the chance to come back and hang with her family for a while? I quickly realized, probably the same things she would have said if she were alive. Things like: “Don’t touch my stuff!” and “Get out of my room!”
It wasn’t until I wrote the story, though, that I remembered that the things we don’t say are often more important than the ones we do.