This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, wherein participants blog throughout the month according to the letters of the alphabet. For more on the challenge, click here.
Note: If anyone wondered, I tagged the blog as having adult content due to a few factors: one, strong language; two, the possibility that excerpts I post may have graphic descriptions of sex or violence and therefore unappealing to some readers. Never fear, though, I’ll be sure to warn y’all if a post of that nature comes up! In the meantime, feel free to read on!
Cheers and happy ABC’ing,
Whether you believe in them or not, just about everybody has an opinion on ghosts. Maybe you let yourself think something was an act by a lost loved one in order to cushion the loss. Maybe you think the idea is ludicrous. Maybe you saw something once out of the corner of your eye, and you’re still not really sure what it was. Maybe you just don’t think there’s enough hard scientific evidence in favour. Either way, is it really something you have to stop and think about, or can you give a concrete answer as soon as you’re asked?
Darcy’s answer is both easy and complicated. Yes, she absolutely believes in ghosts. She’s grown up around them, and even as an adult continues to surround herself with them. However, she knows ghosts are more complex than urban legends and horror movies make them out to be, just like the living people they once were. She has met very different kinds of ghosts. Some are more cruel than they would have been in life. Some have kept their emotions under lock until they died, only to be ruled by them in the half-life that awaited them. Some fight, not always successfully, to remain the person they once were. Some of them flitted from life to death as if barely aware of the change. Darcy knows how to talk to them, knows how to tell when they’re too far gone, and knows how to lay them to rest.
But, for the first time in her experience, she has to differentiate between which ones are harmless, and which ones pose a threat.
What about you? Do you believe in ghosts?