I too, see dead people

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

172nd Challenge

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Michelle De Angelis. Thank you Michelle!


I see them. I see them all the time. They roam among us as if they ARE us. I can’t say if they themselves know what they are. They don’t notice it, the glow, the bright light emanating from them.

Does that make me special? Or is it a curse?

I was 6 years old when I first saw one. A man holding an umbrella, walking side by side with a woman. It was really hard for my parents to convince me that it was just a dream as that woman’s husband died years before I was born. They couldn’t explain how I was able to perfectly describe his favourite umbrella.

I am 17 now. Most of my life I thought I was alone. Yesterday, I saw a girl my age directly looking at the glowing figures as if she sees them.

This is why I am posting this message today. I just want someone to tell me that I am not hallucinating. For once, I want to relate to someone, I want to belong.

(173 words)


13 thoughts on “I too, see dead people

  1. Great story. I wonder if he will find others like him.

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    1. Thanks Iain. I wish he does. Its very lonely living with something you cannot share with anyone.

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  2. Being different can make one so lonely in our world.

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  3. Wow, I really like the story you came up with on this prompt! Very different and very good!

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    1. Thanks so much! I recently started my first job so I wrote this one in a hurry. I was skeptical about its quality. Thanks for your uplifting comment.😊 I always look forward flash fiction.


      1. Congratulations on your new job! I hope it works out well for you!

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      2. I hope so too. Thank you! 😊

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  4. That is a fantastic tale. Loved the read.
    All the best for your new job.

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  5. Spooky but a great tale. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks Meha! How fascinating it is right, a game/movie get scarier when it gets closer to reality. πŸ˜…


    2. Sorry! I thought this was a comment on a different blog. πŸ˜… Thanks for reading this I got the idea from the distortion of the light around the person holding the umbrella.


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