A Girl Moves On

Maya’s Ghost Story — Part V (The Finale)

A A McRae
Microcosm

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Silhouette of young woman in hat against night sky
Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

Here, cold and wet at the bottom of the well, a sharp object jabs her in the back.

Maya pulls it free as a bolt of lightning ignites the sky. Catching the light, she can see five distinct metacarpals of a small hand.

The man’s daughter.

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A A McRae
Microcosm

I am a teacher, parent, cookie-baking experimenter, library enthusiast, and all-around bookworm. Twitter and Instagram: @aamcraewrites