‘Ghost Story’ by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

— Joyce Chong

They sought out enchanted places. Secluded woods. Hidden alleyways. Empty parking structures. They filled their apartment with mirrors. They broke several of them.

This week, how about a ‘Ghost Story’ written by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint in Split Lip Magazine. This flash fiction journeys into longing, a hunger for things that are just beyond our grasp, our realities. As much about the lengths that longing and obsession will get us, it is also an examination into the tenacity of belief. ‘Ghost Story’ appears simple enough in its premise initially, the prose weaving naturally and easily from one image to the next. A seemingly unassuming desire leading way to unwary outcomes and oversights, or missed opportunities, if the cards are to be believed.

They said they wanted to meet a ghost, but if they had met Gabriel with his flaming sword they would have been equally satisfied.


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