Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A Haunting


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if you could suddenly see ghosts? What if those ghosts could not see you?

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow, interesting question. All I can think of is that scene in Ghost, where Whoopi Goldberg, who has been faking it all along, suddenly becomes a real medium and starts talking to ghosts.

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    1. I wanted to turn the situation a bit, although I'm sure I'm not the first to have this idea.

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  2. Hi Liz - as long as I could communicate with them ... and as long as there weren't all the ex peoples from time immemorial ... one or two I could deal with - perhaps!

    If they couldn't see me ... well that's an interesting question ... one I can't answer ... cheers Hilary

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  3. Now that would be cool and maybe I could slam doors on them

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  4. I like what Alex said! I think I would do the same thing. Scare them!

    betty

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  5. A reverse haunting! Also, I'd rather they not be able to see me. I don't want them catching me doing something embarrassing.

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  6. I wonder if I cross over, and the ghost could ask me to leave. I know all of us have the power to ask a visiting spirit to leave.
    Coffee is on

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  7. Now I am looking for ghosts in my living room. I would obviously call the ghostbusters. The original cast, not the newer one.

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  8. I think I'd still be freaked out even if they could not see me.

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  9. Oh boy, a little scary! I would be afraid first I guess, then noticing they don't see me, teasing them? maybe...

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  10. I would think that would be a funny turn of events. Me seeing them and them not seeing me then I could HAUNT them.

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