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Do you think he stood her up? At the altar I mean? Or left her afterwards? Or she found out he was having an affair? Ollie seems almost gleeful. Unhappy visitors cheer him up. I think they make him feel less alone. They remind him that you don’t have to be dead to be pathetic.

Feliz Dia de los Muertos! In honor of the holiday, why not take in Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s short story, up at Granta, about two ghosts doomed to never leave a honeymoon suite?

Tamara Matthews is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor. Visit or find her on Twitter: @writingtoatee. More from this author →