Drabble: A Dark Reason to Become a Ghost – by Devin Miller

by specklit

Becoming a ghost was the easiest thing in the world. Holding onto my skin was the hard part—the bullet cut through a big artery. I should have gone ghost immediately, but I wanted to look the gunman in the eyes. With my body going into shock, I carved his face into the depths of my memory.

Dead or alive, I would never forget.

My heart ached for Jane. Twenty-five years together, two kids in college, now she’s alone. Or so she thinks. Being a ghost is how I’ll keep her company. But first, it’s good for something else.


Author’s Note: People must have lots of reasons for becoming ghosts. Not all, I think, are benevolent.

One Response to “Drabble: A Dark Reason to Become a Ghost – by Devin Miller”

  1. A nice drabble. I could see it as the start of something much longer, but it is able to stand on its own without further expansion.

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