This isn't quite a ghost story. A very lonely house tries to get someone to agree to buy it and thinks it has found that someone in a man and his young daughter.
I came across this story just now and enjoyed it.
"Almost all girls dream about their happily ever after. It is something that everyone knows they do. Sara was no different. Since the day she met Zain she had been dreaming of a future with him, a future full of hope and love. Zain, however, didn’t even know she existed. He was aloof and self-absorbed. For him the only person worth loving was himself. Poor Sara, she was in a world of trouble. But that would turn out to be the least of her worries. Life is so tricky at times, don’t you agree?"
"People don’t understand this often but this is my personal experience that being the center of someone’s life is not such a good thing. When their entire focus is you, they love you for sure, but you are their whole universe and they’ve nothing else to think about then what do you think happens? Nothing good, I can tell you this, so, you should not want to be someone’s sole reason to live. That will make your life difficult. Trust me on this one, I was someone’s entire universe once and it didn’t end well for either of us. There is so much I regret and wish I could go back in time and change things. Life doesn’t work that way though so now I must contend with the consequences of my choices. Perhaps it’s all an illusion, I certainly like to believe that I had a choice, but that might not be the case. Maybe it all happened exactly how destiny planned it out. Not that I could ever know the answer to that question because what is destiny if not elusive?"