My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have G for Ghost.
Ghost: the discarnate soul of a deceased human being or animal still occupying the physical realm.
Okay, I admit it. I wouldn't mind coming back as a ghost. It would be interesting to stick around and see what happens. That's what kills me about death. You don't get to see the end of the whole story; you only get to see the end of some of the characters' stories. Being a ghost would let me watch everything as it unfolds.
The only problem would be that after a while I might get jealous of the living (and the story, which might just be a repetition of all that came before in new clothing) and all the things they can do. Like eat. Yep. That's the first thing that came to mind; watching someone eat a big juicy burger and fries, slice into a piece of Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake...well, that just might turn my afterlife into hell. Maybe that's why most ghosts leave.
Do you believe in ghosts? I'm not sure if I do. I've never seen one - only pictures - but then again, I've never seen a lot of things except in pictures, so...
Excerpt from Mort, by Terry Pratchett, in which DEATH takes on an apprentice...
Mort: What are we going to do now?
DEATH: THERE'S A PROMISING WAR IN KLATCHISTAN, SEVERAL PLAGUE OUTBREAKS. ONE RATHER IMPORTANT ASSASSINATION, IF YOU'D PREFER.