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A lonely tale.

By Stephanie DownardPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2023
My face with a Snapchat filter.

The isolation here is daunting. I'm surrounded by people, but do any of them talk to me? No! I shout and scream! I've even tried simple conversation. Nothing, not even a head nod of acknowledgment.

My forceful measures don't work either. I drop plates, spill drinks, and rip down blinds. It's all useless. That damn cat takes all the blame.

I'm stuck here watching lame ghost-hunting t.v shows. Every day at least once I hear,
“We should be ghost hunters.”

They're Idiots!

One day they'll learn, just like the last people. A ghost always finds a way to get revenge.


About the Creator

Stephanie Downard

I'm a mom of 3 plus a bonus son. I've discovered I love writing, and in my free time, that's what I do! I may not be the best, but that will not stop me! It can only go up from here! I hope you enjoy the words that trickle out of my head.

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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    Creative use of language & vocab

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    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

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    Writing reflected the title & theme

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  • Michelle Solomonabout a year ago

    Great piece

  • Dana Crandellabout a year ago

    Well done! Congratulations!

  • Nwuku Yaviniabout a year ago

    This is nice

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    I thought I had already commented on this, but must have just hearted it. Amazing piece of horrorish microfiction, Stephanie! So glad it was made Top Story - very deserving. Congrats! Great job!

  • I'm soooo happy this got a Top Story! Congratulations!

  • MD Mohaiminul Islamabout a year ago


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  • Alicia Lewinabout a year ago

    I have inspired from your story. You are going to foment your dreams despite of a mother till now. Thanks.

  • Ash Taylorabout a year ago

    Very nice! You can feel the frustration in every word.

  • Leslie Writesabout a year ago

    Ooh! Nicely done 💖

  • Cole Paulsenabout a year ago

    Pretty cool seeing your writing tree grow Esteppani! This was refreshing and neat. :)

  • Testabout a year ago

    Haha, I love it! Subscribed.

  • JBazabout a year ago

    Nice Top story well done

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Congrats on Top Story!! :)

  • Congratulations on your Top Story🎉💖✨

  • Kelly Robertsonabout a year ago

    Great job. I, too, love the cat line lol. Congrats on your top story!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Congrats on the TS

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    congrats on the top story!!

  • Alexander McEvoyabout a year ago

    I like this one. Got a chuckle at the Cat line

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!!

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    Congrats on your top story!! 👏😁

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is great. Really well done.

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    You've got me looking over my shoulder, lol!! Great piece of micro fiction :)

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Love the irony 🥰

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Oh, so emotional and suffocating! Felt the sense of imprisonment. Great work!

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