THE SEARCHING GIRL by E.F. Olsson
Upon entering the street, I could see that no one was there. I took a few steps away from the back door of the store and felt a sudden chill. My arms prickled with goose bumps. My face felt flushed.
Andre stepped out behind. He noticed the paleness to my face.
“Did you see her?” He asked in a whispered tone.
“I saw someone,” I said. “As clear as you are to me. Standing there, watching.”
“Was she in red?”
She was, I thought.
“Long dark hair that covered her face?”
“That’s her. You’ve seen her. She is looking for someone, I believe.”
“She was the one murdered here,” he continued with the story of finding her body beside the trash and it still being an unsolved case but I wanted to hear no more.
There was a crash down in the alley. Andre jolted and bolted inside. I waited and listened.
There was nothing. Just me, the quiet of the night, and a ghost wandering, searching.
Now she found me.
THE SEARCHING GIRL is my submission to the weekly writing challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-13-2016/). This week’s photo prompt was provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you! The goal: 75 to 175 word count. This stories word count: 175 words.
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