The Alleyway

By Alana Edgin
On February 23, 2017

I’m worried I may be cursed.

In early January, a friend and I went to Louisiana. It’s where my boyfriend lives, and it is my new favorite state. The food, trees, rain, people, just everything in Louisiana is wonderful.

The trip was supposed to be a happy visit where we would all hang out, eat awesome food, etc.

Apparently this curse kicked in the second day we were visiting.

It started like any normal day until we discovered a friend of the family had died sometime that night in the room down the hall.

At some point that night, he had a heart attack.

No one discovered him until about 1 p.m. on our second day.

My boyfriend’s mom rushed in asking if anyone knew CPR.

I did, though I’m not certified, so I jumped into action and followed her to the room.

He was face down on the bed, his arms stretched up above his head.

My boyfriend’s step dad gently flipped him over, and this is where it got scary.

The man didn’t move. He’d gone into full rigor mortis.

For those wonderful innocents that don’t know, rigor mortis starts to set in at two hours after death. I know this because I looked it up while I was quietly freaking out.

We knew there was nothing we could do for him, and we already called 911. Medics arrived, gave the same verdict, and police came. It felt unreal.

I’d never been in this situation before. I’d never seen a dead body before.

But I couldn’t show that I was scared. My boyfriend was heartbroken, and my friend was in shock.

I held my boyfriend to me and talked to my friend while the officers examined the situation and asked the family questions.

To this day, I still remember the sight. It’s scary.

Now if this isn’t unlucky enough, let me tell you what happened last weekend. My great grandmother died of a heart attack.

She passed away last Wednesday while I was in class. I spent all of last Saturday at the funeral events.

Now this is two months in a row that someone I know has died. If someone dies next month, I am getting in my car and driving away. Unless I can break the curse.

Does anyone know how to undo a curse?

Because I need to undo this. I’m tired of the death this year has brought, and it’s only month two.

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