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Ghost Story (Sudden Fiction)

Updated on December 20, 2015

Jim is three days in chemistry before he meets Mystery Ghost.

Six feet three, transparent, some ghostly Venus on a half-shell of silicone.

Jim mixes potions. Tips the beakers and smiles. Bunsen burners flame red and disappear. Jim hates the bases, it's like some ball game he never knew.

The ghost likes it here. The dark machines hum like smothered banshees. Dust cobwebs on silent tables. She trips on acid and eats glass. Flies up the flume, fast as atoms. A plume of blue smoke trailing behind her like the bomb.


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      Finn Liam Cooper 5 months ago from Los Angeles

      Well this was actually published in a citywide newspaper called The Tucson Weekly. You had to come up with a piece that was 75 words or less. I think mine is exactly that....I was in college at the time so it was sort of interesting......

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      John Hansen 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A short but very interesting read. Good job.