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“Ghost”

Numerous people in town have seen the ghost by the oak tree. But it was something they kept to themselves…

George Webb lingered in a dream under a tall oak tree while the summer sun entangled down through the leaves, as he thought of his wife. George had done many things in his life, but the hardest thing he had ever done was say goodbye to Sara. After all they had known each other since they were children, and since their separation, loneliness lived on inside him which was ineffable. He knelt down and ran his fingers through grooves of a heart he had carved in the oak tree so long ago, with the inscription George and Sara Forever faded in the center. He noticed it needed carving, but hadn’t his pocket-knife to perform his routine task, as a tear rolled down his eye…

Sara knelt before her husband’s grave. She glanced far to her left, outside the cemetery’s stone-wall perimeter and envisioned her husband as she did each time she visited the plot, standing beneath the oak tree waiting for her, watching from the spot where they first kissed. It was pleasant for her to imagine such a thing, but she knew it was only make believe as she made the sign of the cross before she returned to a standing position...

Sara Webb died peacefully in her sleep that evening. The last thing she remembered before leaving this world was a sunny day, walking to the oak tree to once again be with her husband. From that day on the ghost was never seen…




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The following comments are for ""Ghost""
by Thinkerswelcome

Very nice
It was a touching piece of life. I've always been fascinated by ghosts. Not the ghastly monsters that inhabit the cheesy thriller movies, rather the possibility that emotions could somehow be imprinted on our surroundings.

It poses the question, if our strongest emotions were left behind after we're gone...which ones would you want to leave?

Good read and I thank you for it.

Jeff

( Posted by: Jeff [Member] On: January 31, 2005 )

Thinkers
Thank you. And you're welcome...

( Posted by: Thinkerswelcome [Member] On: February 1, 2005 )

I like it
Very cool.

( Posted by: 100 Bullets [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )





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