It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo, as well as the amazing sculpture, are by Claire Fuller.
You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.
White as a Ghost
by Jan Brown
A rustling in the back yard woke me from a fitful sleep. A weekend of moving and unpacking had left me both exhausted and wired. I ventured out to the deck, but fog obscured my view of the property.
The fog evaporated in mere seconds, leaving two wispy spirals of white mist. I pulled my robe tight around me and walked across the yard. The mists dissipated into the earth under the willow tree, leaving behind only an outline in the dirt.
I dug with my hands till I reached them: the previous owners, stark white, mummified in limestone dust.