Our maison de campagne has no bathroom, no toilet. It has four rooms. Two bedrooms upstairs. One salle de séjour downstairs on the left side of the front door. And a kitchen on the right side. There are stairs in the middle and a big barn behind. There's an attic with strange noises. I think there are ghosts.
When my stepfather has to travel, my mother and I stay here alone with a gun behind the front door. My mother says she will never use it. So I practice shooting on empty cans. I always miss.
When we are alone my mother hears a horse on the front steps. In the distance a wolf.