Zombie walking through this forsaken existence, I haunt our old haunts to re-live memories that haunt me.

The kiss goodbye.

The knock on the door.

The 21-gun salute.

I’m a ghost, though no body will be found.

Written for YeahWrite microprose 39-word challenge using the word ‘haunt’

Also, connected to NanoPoblano2017 Day 2.

The one left behind
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6 thoughts on “The one left behind

  • November 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I personally like the wordplay with the three haunts and the repetition. The “life” of a ghost would be very repetitious! A sad tale told very succinctly. Well done 🙂

  • November 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I very much like the story you have given us. The short lines were very effective, though I agree with Margaret that the repetition of “haunt” in the second line was a little overdone. Overall, well done!

    • November 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you Christine. Probably the overdoing was a little intentional, but maybe it does cause a jarring effect. Should keep that in mind for future writing.

  • November 2, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I like the eerie feel of this. The word repetition in the second line was a distraction, though I like the thought behind it.


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