Ghost Story

Kev was in the graveyard one night, chasing moths to take his mind off the terrible hunger, dressed in his formal clothes for no particular reason, when a strange woman walked up and said hello.

She and Kev hit it off straight away as Kev regaled her with funny stories. It turns out this woman has a great sense of humour.

He complimented her on her exquisite urn.

And they shared the joy of silly faces.

Then the sun comes up, and his first friend in a long time vanishes like a cloud of smoke.

And Kev is left wondering if she was really there at all.

Next: Anita

83 Responses to “Ghost Story”


  1. 1 MP June 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Oh Poor Kev! His only friend is a ghost!

  2. 5 Inexplicable June 14, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Is this you creating sympathy for Kev? What a devilish writer-god you are.๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 7 ButMadNNW June 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

    *is simply boggled that you can interact with ghosts in The Sims 3*

    I absolutely adore the story you’re building, here!

  4. 9 Xeknos June 14, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Ghost? Or figment of his imagination?

  5. 13 Talon Jasra June 14, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I find it humorous that Kev’s first friend is a sim that died from starvation๐Ÿ˜€

  6. 17 savuti6 June 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Looks like the “Ghost” was Miss Crumplebottom..? with her little pillbox hat (no knitting though) Love the story. I really hope Alice makes good.

    • 18 Taylor June 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

      Miss Crumblebottem is like, younger in the Sims 3. And me guessing you have the sims 2 in the “Broke” family- Dustin’s father “Skip” is a young boy!! It’s amazing! They like, start the familys like, generations earlier! Even that old “Goth” (family name) grandpa er whatever- he’s a kid too! When I saw all that I was all like “Holy crap!”

  7. 20 Vivi June 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Your story is great! I’m goin to bookmark it so I can keep up with it..

    x

  8. 21 Putzy Von Putzingburg The Third June 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

    hot damn! after hating kev for so long, how can you make me feel sorry for him all of a sudden?! you are good!

  9. 22 Daniel June 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Hello, I would think it would be a good idea and im sure lots of people on here would agree with me,

    You should make a picture book based on your experences in Sims 3
    (Using pix from Sims 3)

    I am interested in the characters Kev, and Alice
    and I am looking forward to the next post omg omg omg
    post more post more post more post more post more

    I love your sims lol strange strange sims LOL

  10. 23 Mea June 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    THis story has convinced me to loosen the reigns on my sims… apparently it can be mroe interesting to just let them run.. relatively… amuck. No more ordering them around for me.. it’s time to make things a little… weirder๐Ÿ™‚ I won’t get anything as compelling as you have, I’m sure, but boy does it seem fun

    • 24 Steve June 14, 2009 at 6:38 pm

      You can do. Just remember most of this is made up. He’ll have to control the sims to go here and there. You can download Alice and Kev and run them yourself. I did, and despite Kev hating kids, the first few hours was spent with Kev and Alice playing chase together.

      But still, this is still a good story blog.

  11. 25 WolfoftheNyght June 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    This is such a wonderful blog!! I visit each morning to see if it’s updated! You always come up with something interesting! I’m kind of curious myself what would happen if I did something like this.. Kudos to you for using the sims 3 in such an amazingly creative way!

    And I agree with Putzy Von Putzingburg The Third (wat lol)

    ‘hot damn! after hating kev for so long, how can you make me feel sorry for him all of a sudden?! you are good!’
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 26 Addicted June 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Aww, that last line made me sad.

  13. 27 Dolphin_girl_24 June 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Wow I found this yesterday and enjoyed the heck out of it. This is just like reading a great book. I can’t wait for the next installment!

  14. 28 HAB June 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Do ghosts count as girlfriends?

  15. 29 riana June 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I was wondering the same thing can you have a ghost as a friend or even more than that? I love the story, I agree with Dolphin_girl this is like readin a book. It’s interesting and I can’t wait to get the Sims 3 I hope I get it soon.

    • 30 Dparrot June 15, 2009 at 12:08 am

      Yes, they can count as friends/girlfriend …. etc.
      Ghost Sims can even be played.
      They can get married, and have children.
      I’m using a ghost sim now.
      She died drowning in a pool “accidentally” (I made a pool, then built a wall around it so she could not get out.)
      It’s kinda fun, except ghost sims really, really love scaring people.
      Mine does it to people 3-4 times in a row.

  16. 31 Dawn Skye June 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I made 2 homeless people just cuz this looks so cool, i did dead grass and spent all of there funds on rocks, dead trees, and brambles. to eat, amy (now a teen) takes food from the neibors garden, showers at the gym, and creative things like that (with help from me- my sims are’nt as smart as Alice and Kev) and fred just goes to neibors houses, and eats, gets kicked out, goes to another home and showers (once again- i have to tell him to do this stuff) amy has also planted a garden with seeds from the apples and other things she finds. even though her dad is mean to her, she leaves an apple or other such thing by his parkbench when he is hungry. the only things useful fred does is steel (which is actualy useful when he takes stuff like lights and stuff) and rummage though trashcans (somtimmes he finds good stuff in there)

  17. 32 raggiesoft June 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    I’ve started doing something similar which I call Colby

    * Homeless, they mainly get by because the neighbor feels sorry (and orders them pizza one night): http://raggiesoftcolby.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/welcome-to-raggiesoft-colby/
    * After their mother dies, the kids finally get a place to live: http://books.raggiesoft.com/colby/

  18. 33 dumaverick June 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    This is a great story. I’m enjoying reading this.

  19. 34 Dancergirl June 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Wow… this is amazing. I haven’t been able to play the Sims 3, even though I have it(video card should get here Tuesday), and this makes me extra anxious to play! Like so many people have said, it’s awesome how you can turn a video game into such an intriguing story. I usually tell my Sims exactly what to do, but letting them go seems like a good idea now.

  20. 35 m4k2004 June 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Wow. I spent yesterday reading your blog from the start and I was really starting to dislike Kev immensely. Now I just feel sorry for him.

  21. 36 Sui June 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Hmm, I wonder if this counts as one of Kev’s more sane days..

  22. 37 Keri June 14, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    This is one of my favorite updates so far. I hope his ghosty friend comes back!

  23. 38 Shadowheart June 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Lol its a writers job to convey emotions like that, ones that make you dislike charectors or make you feel sorry for them.

  24. 39 Corey June 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I just finished reading your series so far. This whole tale is heartwarming and humorous. Excellent job, I really look forward to reading more!

  25. 40 Taylor June 14, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Robin, I did like Dawn Skye did- I made 2 homeless peoples, but so far they’ve only been going to homes, staying as late as possible. Angle would stay in even later then John- eat cereal, wash her had A LOT (like a shower) and try to nap on the couch, then get kicked out. While John- goes straight for the sink to take a sponge bath. He doesn’t get kicked out either!! I never thought about going to the gym to shower, but I HAVE tried to have them get food from gardens the only problem- I still haven’t found 1 home w/ a garden!

  26. 41 DivaJ02 June 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I LOVE this story. I was so angry with Kev and didn’t like him at all, but I did feel a little sorry for him at the end. Your story telling is amazing and I will now be checking ur blog regularly for updates. Also, I agree with a lot of other commenters on here. I am going to loosen the reigns on my sims and give them the weird traits. I think the inappropriate trait will be one of the first ones I try out.

  27. 42 Jen June 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Robin, your blog is simply brilliant.

  28. 43 Ray June 14, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Poor Kev… For now, anyway. I’m sure as soon as he gets home to Alice something will happen and I won’t feel sorry for him.:/

  29. 44 Ray June 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Oh-I will also add I have made a homeless family as well. A father, toddler, and child. But now they’ve just made a habit of staying at the public pool because they have a shower and somtimes people leave a picnic basket there.

  30. 45 mollie June 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Whoa! I’m really into your story thing. Its great! I feel across it while I was aimlessly browseing the good old tinter web when I cam across this and I’ve got really hooked to it!!
    thankyou for giving me somthing to do!! (and read)โค

  31. 46 Ecaja June 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I really wonder when the two of them (or at least Alice) finds out they can sneak into the fitness club next to school to shower and steal snacks, as the security is a bit sloppy and more importantly… they even got almost cozy benches noone will mind.

    • 47 Samantha June 16, 2009 at 4:41 am

      I did that when I played a homeless family too but this story is actually in riverside and the gym there has no fridge and no benches…its a step down. But still free showers which is something that will get alice kicked out of a house for sure.

  32. 48 JJ June 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I downloaded them and Kev is MARRIED to a surper hawt millionaire! I think it is because she is desperate for a man. Lol. Alice is Leader of the free world and married to her dad’s wife’s brother! Akward!

  33. 49 Karen June 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    haha how cute. his friend is a pink ghost,..in a way (the whole idea of a ghost) brings me back to Casper and Wendy. xD

  34. 50 Ellie June 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I have a question, if a sim dies do you always get a ghost?? even if they die of old age?? this is in sims 3 by the way.
    But i have to say i LOVE this story, it’s so amazing!! i love what you’ve done with the characters!!
    but yeah, if you could get back to me on the whole ghost thing i’d really appreciate it.

  35. 54 Sarah June 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I check here everyday. It’s weird, but it’s kind of a highlight for me.๐Ÿ˜› You are a great storyteller.

  36. 55 Little Miss Smile June 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Ahh! I check this everyday about 5 times a day hoping for updates. And you’ve made me want to buy the Sims so much, even though I’ve never played any of the Sims. I’ve never even been interested. Now I’m like saving money and planning a trip to Best Buy. Keep up the amazing job you’re doing! And thanks for the great story.

  37. 56 Mary June 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Been following your story for a few days now. Excellent and entertaining. And congratulations for being on the Sims 3 website front page!

  38. 57 Dolphin_girl_24 June 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I just read this story to my fiance and he loved it as much as I did. He says you should right a book. You are incredibly talented!

  39. 58 Catherine June 14, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I think it would be interesting if the ghost was considered to be Kev’s dead wife/Alice’s mother.

  40. 59 JenaSim June 14, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I think Alice is gonna make it! Very little hope for Kev.. lol

  41. 60 JenaSim June 14, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    OMG Catherine! That’d be awesome! That would explain the obvious repoir they seem to have..

  42. 61 Dancergirl June 15, 2009 at 12:21 am

    That would make complete sense if the ghost were the mother! That’s a great idea.

  43. 62 Brian June 15, 2009 at 1:15 am

    This is a great story and you should be proud. This part especially. You are a great storyteller. Have you considered publishing this when it’s done?

  44. 63 Alora June 15, 2009 at 1:50 am

    hmmm, this story is taking a turn.
    Alice has got a job and is bringing her grades up and her mean father has surprisingly made a ghostly friend and he wasnt naked! haha i like it.(:
    i cant wait to read the rest you are a good writer. (:
    i think good things are happening to them finally.. (:

  45. 64 Rarl June 15, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Amazing story so far, fantastic job using the screenshots to add to the story, i especially liked thge bits about ninja trashcan kicking and kev looking like a jelly fish. it really got me laughing!

  46. 65 Eric Richardville June 15, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Well, it looks like he was actually nice for once, even though it was with a ghost.

  47. 66 Christina June 15, 2009 at 4:56 am

    I have been following this story from the start. It is AMAZING! I wanted to try and do the same in Sims 3 myself, but decided not to. This is just to good for me to touch.

  48. 67 Bubbles June 15, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Oh, my, God! You are doing such a wonderful job right now, mate! I am really wishing that Alice and Zebreadis dude end up together! That would be such a happy ending for Alice after that cruddy childhood.

  49. 70 beeslife June 15, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Aww…watching them bond was so sweet. Anyway, awesome blog! Keep up the good work!

  50. 71 CookieMaster June 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Yay for being friends with a ghost! xD

  51. 72 Robodude June 18, 2009 at 9:47 am

    poor kev can you control the ghosts in sims 3?

  52. 73 Liza June 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    yeah, that’s the down side of being friends with a ghost…. they always seem to disappear at one point or another. Poor Kev!

  53. 74 shnybrks June 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    whats the ghosts name and do they ever meat again fall in love and have a kid

  54. 75 Dan June 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Maybe it’s Alice’s mom.

  55. 76 Balkis July 2, 2009 at 5:20 am

    This just gets better and better! I’ve always appreciated fun social play aspect of the sims but I never thought it would be able to support or create a story like this!

  56. 77 Cannibalkid July 23, 2009 at 8:50 am

    who are you gonna call?

  57. 78 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    ha ghosttyyy. too bad hes not klepto… he could take her grave/urn/whatever and put it in his.. park. then he could see her every night!!

  58. 79 Yumiki August 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Gosh his first friend is a ghost!๐Ÿ™‚

  59. 80 baylee September 30, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    This is so cool! But how do you make them homeless? Don’t you have to pick a house for them to live in? Please help me because I’d like to try this for myself!

  60. 81 Shirviu December 17, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Hmm.. Tons of comments are regarding a dislike towards Kev, and how he deserves things like this, but I donno’…shouldn’t we be feeling sorry for him too? His role in the story is of course a menacing one, but it isn’t really his fault he’s insane, now is it?

  61. 82 Greyve December 29, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Poor Kev. A friend could’ve helped him out mentally

  62. 83 Ebony Bowie August 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    You wrote that so well I put it on a par with my other all time favourite quotes. We’re talking Bright Eyes lyrics. Do you write songs?


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My name is Robin Burkinshaw, and I am a student of games design in the UK. I am also known in some places as roBurky.
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