Literary Persuits and other Ramblings

Tag: inspire me

Writers Block

Her hair was coarse.
Dry as veld grass in winter, and about the same colour. I was certain it had been dyed though.
I guess it made sense.
She was dead after all.



something of an illusion. that is all it was.
I stood there at the edge of something that should of been beautiful. Instead it was desolate, empty and broken.
In the end, it was a mirage

Inspire Me! – Ghosts

Italo Calvino said: The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts. Describe the ghosts that live in this house: Image credit: “love Don’t live here anymore…” – © 2009 Robb North – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

There are no ghosts there. There are no ghosts because the house was never a home.

What many fail to understand about ghosts is that they are an imprint of life being lived. It could of been tradegy, love, fear, longing, or any strong emotion which is the height of life.

There are no ghosts there because no life was ever there. People lived there sure, but they were devoid of life. They were people in body, but their spirit, their very essence was long gone. Leaving nothing behind after they left.

Ghost can only haunt a home.

And that house was never a home.