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. 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. 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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