I was heading to the bathroom on the second floor of my aunt’s house when I saw my cousin, April, on the stairs.
April was four and very animated.
She was busy making funny faces while sitting on the stairs.
I asked her what she was doing.
She said, “I’m copying the lady with the braid.” I looked around, there was no one else but us. I asked, “Where is the lady, April?”
She pointed to a beam running parallel to the stairwell.
I asked April, “What is the lady doing?” She said, “Makin’ funny faces.” I smiled and started walking up the stairs again when April said something that stopped me in my tracks.
April, “Her braids is around her neck.”
I turned back and asked April to repeat herself.
April pointed, “The lady is hanging by her braid… She’s making funny faces.”
Then April started making a face which I then realize was it someone gasping for air.