A few things have been out of the ordinary at Sarabande recently. A week ago today, Sarabande said goodbye to our Director of Marketing, Caroline Casey; she’s headed for—very literally—the greener, northern pastures (since ours are blue here in KY) of Minneapolis, MN, and Coffee House Press. As the rest of us walked (some of us needed to run) through the door Monday morning and headed to our desks, the sense that something was not right didn’t just creep, it hit—immediately, and with force. Another instantaneous revelation: the ghost of our former DM had taken residence in our office, as ghosts often do when some one has filled a space for so long a time.
Thank goodness this ghost is not a slimer. In fact, she’s a lot like the real Caroline–likes to listen to Magnetic Fields, forwards me funny links to GAWKER, and is keeping tabs on celebrity gossip.
In the spirit (no pun intended) of missing persons and discussions of ghosts, a friend sent me two books this week: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Christopher Coake’s You Came Back. There is nothing better than a good ghost story for a summer evening and this weekend I look forward to seeing what Flynn and Coake do about their ghosts, while I try to figure out what to do about Sarabande’s.