The Girl in White

Written as part of Friday Fictioneers, which offers the image as inspiration to write a fiction in 100 words (or less) AND Midweek Wordle #7 at A Prompt Each Day, which offers a set of ten word as inspiration, from which I’ve selected four, AND 3 Word Wednesday #436 which offers the words Dark, Boring and Lonely as inspiration for a post. Photo by Sandra Crook. Word Count: 110 (Please excuse, couldn’t cut more!).

The Girl in White

“Haven’t you heard of the ghost of Gabrielle?” she asked him.

Neel came out of his trance. The street was still empty, but for her, the girl in white.

“Gabrielle was the girl of dreams. One day, a wealthy Lord forced himself on her, under that very arch. She ran to a nearby shop, but getting no help there, stabbed her heart with the butcher’s knife. She now waits in the dark for lonely men, seeking vengeance.”

Neel laughed as he left. The stranger had brightened an otherwise boring evening.

“He’s curious about this tale. He’ll be back soon.”

She smiled, touching her white dress over the spot of red.

(© 15th July 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

80 thoughts on “The Girl in White”

  1. Clever and suspenseful writing…of course she must take revenge – what happened to her was not right..i wonder if it brings her the peace she needs though or perpetuates the nightmare

  2. One hears so much of the revenge of the supernatural elements on those still living. It gives an eerie feeling which is cleverly created here Vinay!


  3. Maybe she is ignorant to the fact that he had just returned from the other side of life to help her…
    Loved the way you created the scene with words.

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