Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Graduation Mishap

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Ghost Girl

Michelle and Nadine had rented a limo with their respective dates, for their graduation reception.

“Here,” Michelle’s Mom said ” champagne for you to enjoy with your friends on the ride around town. We’ll see you at your graduation reception.”

“Thanks Mom,” Michelle hugged her Mom tight.

“Don’t drink too much now.”


Brian and Marcus watched their dates inhale the champagne.

“I’m pretty sure you’ve each had half the bottle,” Brain said to Michelle grinning.

Marcus laughed his arm around Nadine, ” Yeah, Nadine’s had the other half.”

Both girls squeezed out of the sun roof , dancing and singing to the loud dance music the limo driver played.

“We’re going to hit the bottom of the bridge Michelle, we have to get down.” Nadine said suddenly.

“I’m stuck Michelle come on move, so I can go back inside.”

Michelle wiggled and Nadine was back inside the limo. She yanked at Michelle, desperately trying to pull her in.

When she heard Michelle hit the bridge Nadine screamed.

Michelle awoke feeling pleasantly weightless.

With surprise, she spotted a ghostly hand reaching out to her from a window. Michelle reached out and instantly, her body felt painful and broken.

“I don’t know how, but you’re alive,” a paramedic said to Michelle.

Michelle heard her mother crying. “We’ve been waiting what feels like forever, to hear those words.

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.


12 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Graduation Mishap”

  1. The story has hints of being a ghost story (the photo helps) but instead turns out a story of the real world. All as it might happen. You create relatable characters with dialogue and actions (and reactions) that are understandable, if frightening. Quite an accomplishment, Mandi. But then, you do this with your fantasy-fiction writing as well. After all, I believe in the mermaid.

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    1. Thanks Christopher. I’m happy you liked this story. A paranormal element is a fun addition in many stories I think. As you know I like it. Haha. I’m glad you believe in the mermaid. Thanks for your wonderful thoughts.


  2. I was worried that she would lose her head! Thankfully she survived the accident , and her parents must have been totally distraught especially sience her mother gave her the champagne. Over indulging when celebrating has caused many heartaches. Enjoyed the surprise ending. 😃

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    1. Lol. I didn’t want to make it to gory. It could’ve been. I did debate weather or not she woke up for good at the end or faded back into weightlessness and death. Thank you for your comments 💗

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  3. This was a wonderfully written story, Mandi. I’m glad she survived, I don’t know if my heart could take her dying on her graduation. I like the slight supernatural element to the story, just vague enough to make the reader wonder if there’s a ghost involved after all. Really nicely done 🙂

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