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Are we there yet? (Friday Fictioneers)

February 6, 2020
PHOTO PROMPT © Ulrika Undén

The line stretched out as far as the eye could see… well, ghostly eye… everyone was dead afterall. You would think human body restrictions would no longer apply and yet, somehow, they did. Probably because the spirit form was too used to its earthly frame – took a while to adjust.

Where was I? Oh yes, the long line. I suppose we have all the time in the world now to wait. I’m not entirely sure what we are all waiting for, but the escalators take us up. So that was a good sign, right?

Wish I had my cell phone.

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

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Word Count: 100

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  1. Just as well. I suspect if all the spirits work out that they can pack into the same space (say the head of a pin) then there’s a bif explosion and a new universe comes into being

  2. Yes, we will all get our turn there.
    This is the ultimate truth. But, no one knows what happens to the spirits and about the escalators.
    We’ll find out when our time comes…
    But, no Cellphone to speak to family and friends & to click pics of the line at the escalator 🙂

  3. Dear Laurie,

    It will be hard to get used to being with a cell phone, won’t it? Fanciful tale. Hopefully going up is a good sign. 😉



    • Indeed… but no internet? I’d don’t know how I’d cope… how else could I procrastinate ?

  4. Up sounds encouraging. On the other hand, waiting in line doesn’t sound very heavenly…perhaps this is purgatory? You’ve written an imaginative take on the prompt.

  5. Questions that will be answered soon enough. Cellphones are great for passing the time…

  6. I hope we don’t have to queue in the afterlife, I’m far too impatient! 😉

    • Oh me too! I’m not good in lines! Mind you, to get good coffee I’ll happily wait, as long as I have my phone

  7. Queuing for what happens next? We’re all far too polite

  8. Call me old fashioned but to not be surrounded by people staring at cell phones would be a blessing!

    Here’s mine!

  9. Love the title, and the last line.

  10. So true, the World has plenty of time , it is us humans that run out of time.

  11. That’s a great last line 🙂

  12. I like your explication on the corpus. Good story, Laurie.

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