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The Ghost's Story

The Ghost's Story

25.9K Reads 643 Votes 27 Part Story
Cate By whatcatydidnext Completed

In life he sinned against God and man. Pride and ambition killed all he loved, and more. 
In death he is forced to wander the confines of the city. For nearly a thousand years he watches the follies and triumphs of humanity.
In his punishment he encounters the shade of the arch deceiver who had claimed to be his saviour, still plotting and raging.
Then child sees him, and smiles. 
A young woman strikes a deep memory.
As an old woman dies, she tells him his wait is nearly over...

whatcatydidnext whatcatydidnext Jul 14, 2012
                              Glad you like it. Sorry I'm a bit tardy replying, I've had laptop probs, hopefully solved now though. So I can get back to seeing what happens next...
whatcatydidnext whatcatydidnext Jun 28, 2012
                              I hope you enjoy the story as well. The picture is by Rene Magritte.
KiplingKat KiplingKat May 16, 2012
I'm honored. Thank you. This is such a lovely story with bursts of wrenching eliquence. You grow as a writer with every page. I look forward to reading more, and I happy to beta your work.
angiehere angiehere Nov 10, 2011
These are so good, really not what I expected at all. off to see what happens next.
KiplingKat KiplingKat Mar 23, 2011
Interesting. A possible chance at redemption on it's way? 
                              I like the perception of both the world at large as well as his growing self awareness. 
whatcatydidnext whatcatydidnext Mar 03, 2011
Thank you sweetie, wasn't sure at first, but...quite like it now. I've decided to def. do three more. Three altruistic acts he witnesses, no higher purpose, just random acts of brave kindness. 
                              He started out as Guy of Gisbourne would you believe?