Flash Fiction

Graveyard tales


I tentatively scanned the tombstones.

‘Looking for someone?’ asked a melodic voice.

She was striking; pale skin, green eyes, red hair and lips.

‘George Smith,’ I said. ‘Died last month?’

‘Ah,’ she nodded. ‘Newbie. Row sixty-six.’

Beside his grave, I saw her photograph. Beneath it, Lila Strong (1982-2017).

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (8 March 2018)

Image source: Mikes Photos from Pexels 

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  • Cindy Cook DeRuyter
    8 March 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Great setting and nice job with the creepiness factor! I loved it!

  • Margaret
    8 March 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Nice tone. Lightly creepy without being frightening.

  • Ana A
    8 March 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I sometimes scan names and dates on gravestones in historic cemeteries. I can this eaaily happening!

  • Natasha
    9 March 2018 at 1:01 am

    Ah!!! Nicely done Sanch.
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  • Sara
    9 March 2018 at 2:57 am

    A ghost guide, I like that idea!
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  • Kalpana Solsi
    9 March 2018 at 4:48 am

    A newbie……… seniority matters in the graveyard.

  • Michelle H
    9 March 2018 at 7:59 am

    The personality of the ghost really shines through here. I can see her as the bored kid outside the high school just as easily as a ghost guide in a graveyard.
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  • Christine
    9 March 2018 at 9:55 am

    There is so much between the lines of this story. You did a really great job of paring it down to the essentials without losing the flow.

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      9 March 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Christine! It was hard work as Microprose usually is. Your feedback means a lot!

  • Gina
    9 March 2018 at 10:13 am

    Oh, this is fantastic!

  • asha
    9 March 2018 at 1:22 pm

    What a wonderfully complete story. You really chose well what you included in this piece, and what you left to the reader to work out. Very nicely done!

  • Soumya
    9 March 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Ah nice! The ghost is so kind and friendly. I wish more living people were like that.
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  • Ashleigh Mills
    9 March 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I LOVE graveyards.

  • Rachna Parmar
    9 March 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Sad creepy. Don’t like ghosts but this one seemed harmless.
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    14 March 2018 at 2:15 am

    Such a gentle, caring and helpful ghost! We really need such kind of ghost stories, you know?
    Beautifully done, Sanch!