The Ghost Rides #flashfiction


anelephantcant“That bicycle has been waiting for its owner for 50 years…”

“…That’s what a local told me.”

“Truth be told. That mangled piece of metal belonged to Sid from when he was a boy.”

“They looked for his body for months…. ”

“His ghost rides the bike through town on moonless nights.” A tourist stated. “We booked a room three extra nights –  in case he rides.”

“I like to sniff out a good story,” the journalist told the shopkeeper.

“I won’t let the reporter know I concocted the ghost story…”

“It’s been good for business.” The city council members shook their heads.

Take Two: I wanted there to be more mystery so this is ending #2:

“I promise I won’t tell my white lie to that nosy guy writing the story.”

“It’s been good for business though.” The city council members shook their heads.

Okay would love your feedback. Take One or Take Two???

The velocipede is a photo prompt (provided by anelephant can’t) for this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Join the other flash fictioneers in constructing a fictional story in 100 words.

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

31 thoughts on “The Ghost Rides #flashfiction”

      1. I believe it’s way too silmair! I don’t particularly like this cover, #4 looks little bit better, although even the #4th cover doesn’t really ignite my will to just grab the book and start browsing through the pages, they could have put a little bit more effort in the covers :pStill this is only about the cover, I didn’t read any of the content yet, I mean … who knows … maybe the story could turn out to be quite fascinating, putting the *cough*poor*cough*lame*cough* cover aside hahah >:)

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      1. i tried cooking one over the stove top (crazy, huh? lol) but the kids didn’t like it maybe if they see other kids ejiyonng it, they’d like it, too. thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, sisso sorry for the super late visit .

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    1. Thanks!The painter is Arthur Rackham, who did a bunch of paitnings for Wagner’s Ring Cycle a hundred years ago. When looking for cover art, I generally consider a.) how cool it looks, and b.) whether or not it is in the public domain. Since I’m writing sword-and-sorcery, using public domain art has worked, but if I ever write anything more contemporary, I’ll probably have to hire someone to do the art or get a better image off istockphoto or dreamstime or something.

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  1. Pretty tricky! Ghosts and ghost hunting are really popular. Gettysburg has all sorts of ghost walks and things. I don’t really get it but it’s evidently a great business.

    janet

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  2. City reporters aren’t too clever. They’d want to believe that the ghost existed. They tell lies all the time anyway.

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    1. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and stirtang a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

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