Halloween Message from Beyond the Grave

Short story based on a 13 Days of DaRk & WeIrD Challenge prompt by Daphelba DeBeauvoir.

Nicole des Bouvrie
Oct 28, 2018 · 2 min read
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Dear Robert, my love,

I wish it was just me. But it’s mostly you that’s keeping me here. I always knew you loved this place. The broad stretches of water that you like to watch on a hazy morning, just after dawn. The forests you can never get lost in, because of the smell, you claim. The fire roads going for miles to bring you to places you’ve already been.

It’s not that I don’t like it here. I love the sunset as it just goes over the roof and the house seems to be alight. The children trick-or-treating on Halloween while they laugh and jump around as if there is nothing wrong with the world. The ducks swimming in the pond until they fly south to warmer places.

But I wouldn’t mind leaving now.

It’s been ten years since I died.

Please let me go.

~ Margareth

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Nicole des Bouvrie

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Writer, teacher & freelance philosopher, PhD. Author of "Why philosophers are crazy” (Damon, 2018). Dutch. https://www.nobyeni.com

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The Mad River is a literary journal of the strange, the faerie, the insane, the experimental and occasionally snarky. Poetry, writing, stories, and flash fiction brought by the river from the deepest part of the forest. Let water, words, and madness flow.

Nicole des Bouvrie

Written by

Writer, teacher & freelance philosopher, PhD. Author of "Why philosophers are crazy” (Damon, 2018). Dutch. https://www.nobyeni.com

The Mad River

The Mad River is a literary journal of the strange, the faerie, the insane, the experimental and occasionally snarky. Poetry, writing, stories, and flash fiction brought by the river from the deepest part of the forest. Let water, words, and madness flow.

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