A poor reflection

Being dead didn’t bother her, being invisible did. If she was stuck haunting this dreary dump, she should at least have fun doing it. A few scary faces, some ghostly finger wiggling, a bit of phantasmic levitation… something.

She had tried a full-voiced concert of wailing and a few eerie wind noises. Nothing. What did they expect from her if none of her attempts at possession worked?

The answer, materializing as a window reflection, was a lucky accident. The wife, glimpsing her spectral image in the glass, was appropriately terrified.

Management sent her a congratulatory memo, “that’s the spirit!”

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Spirit.’

12 Comments Add yours

  1. territerri says:

    Hahahaha! “That’s the spirit!” I love it!


  2. All I can say is, well done, on all accounts. It’s been interesting, and satisfying, to watch all of you progress and grow in your writing. I can tell how much more flow there is to your writing these pieces.


  3. AuroraLee says:

    Love it! I’m sure being a ghost isn’t nearly as easy as everyone thinks :P and the photo is wonderful!


  4. patois says:

    Bravo, Tara!


  5. barbara says:

    Love it – last line could be said in so many ways – different inflections bring different meaning. :) Thanks for sharing.


  6. Deana says:

    Very nice! very imaginative!


  7. Joy says:

    Very creative post Tara….and love the photo. Happy New Year sweetie…


  8. Bad Momma says:

    Fun and creative post (challenge)! Great photo to match.


  9. Michelle says:

    Awesome. And funny – perfectly done :) How did you take that photo? It’s such a neat effect!


  10. Heather says:

    this is one of my favorites– i love how it all went together as one :) what a cool photo! happy new year mama!


  11. Melisa says:

    Very cool. That photo is VERY interesting!! Love it!


  12. pieces of me says:

    love the story with the photo, goes very well together!


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