Summoning

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium


A Flash piece inspired by 'Your Ghost' by Kristen Hersh and Michael Stipe.

Submitted: March 24, 2018

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Summoning

So much silence in this house; tonight it is stifling, suffocating. I climb from my bed and make my way bare-foot to the window. The constant ticking from the downstairs clock echoes through my ears.

The sky is clear, black, the moon making a bright blaze across the sky. The garden path is illuminated, lit in that strangely white lunar light. I open the door and, in spite of the cold, make my way outside.

I need you here with me tonight. The loneliness is just too much, bringing with it a palpable sadness. I make my way back inside and pick up the phone. I don’t need to read your number, it is embedded in my mind as though branded there. The phone rings and rings.

I know that you are not there but I’ll leave it to ring. It will wake your ghost, the part of you that’s always there, and down the line it can travel. You’re here, I know you are. I can feel it! Will you stay with me now?

I have the perfect place for your ghost to live. Look, this key, mine only. The lock to my closet where I’ll keep you safe.


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