I have the great pleasure of having a story in the 2021 Halloween Spectacular. The deal is you get one short story per day, right in your inbox, over a week around Halloween.
On the Day of the Dead, families decorate the cemetery’s tombstones with chrysanthemums of all colors according to French tradition.
Even amid the rainbow of petals, one grave stands out. The last resting place of the young man who died six months ago. His mother brings him roses, while lamenting that her son’s “not there.”
As the resident ghosts, Robert and Clothilde can indeed confirm his absence in the afterlife — but it may not be for the usual reasons.
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