Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday 160 - Apparition?

When she opened the door
a blur rushed into the room.
“Don’t let the dog in”, he said.
“I didn’t,” she replied.
He looked about.
The dog was nowhere to be seen.

For the original Sunday 160 post click here.
If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160.

Friday night I was standing at the side of my bed talking to my wife. Our seventeen year old daughter opened the bedroom door and I saw blur of color come around the end of the bed and past my legs. Since it was only in the periphery of my vision, I thought it was our dog. When I looked down, nothing was there. I asked my daughter and wife if they saw the image. Both said yes. My daughter is convinced it is the ghost of one of our old dogs, but we did have an alter honoring my mother on All Souls Day...Do ya think?


gautami tripathy said...

I believe. And I have felt something similar.

Here is mine:

Nessa said...

The old man who built our house is still with us. He has a favorite spot in front of the refrigerator and by the front door.

Heady Stuff

the walking man said...

Hope you keep it loaded with the safety off near at hand. Those blurs can be deadly.

Brian Miller said... long as they are good spirits. nice 160.

my 160

Unknown said...

I grew up with occurrences such as these. Creepy.

Mine is

I apologize for it's simplicity and hope it is worthy to stand with the phenomenal 160's that link up to you. Have a great to work now.

joanna said...

Monkey Man:

Some strange phenomena occurring over at your home. I would like to think it was perhaps your dog.

honey-do fixed my broken cable line to my computer, linked up for S-160.

izzy said...

Good one! definitely a ghost of a visiting dog. We have one too according to the welcome my lab gives out on fairly regular basis !

PattiKen said...

Oh, I like Izzy's explanation. A ghost dog for sure. A friendly one, of course.

I won't be plaaying this week. I'm out of town until Tuesday. Happy Sunday, everyone.

Me said...

Ooooh...spooky. I like the idea of a ghost dog, though. Nice.

I may get something up later, not sure. I'll be back to let you know if I do.

Happy Sunday,

Cheryl said...

Eerie 160 and experience. I'd be convinced too.

Joining up this week. I'm over here.

forever lost said...

ewwww, we have ghost dogs too!

I didnt get my 160 up but I linked back to you in my story cause I was GOING TO!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

this is too witty and funny.
Glad to read you again.

my entry:

Sunday 160

Anonymous said...

Hey MM! I see "spirit" or "shadow" animals relatively often; dogs and cats. So, it very well could be a passed pooch coming to say hello! I think an alter to your Mom was wonderful, but unless she made it a habit to walk way low on all fours I can't imagine it being her! Then of course, if she was a "character" then who knows what silliness she may have been up too! Regardless, I believe you saw something pleasant. Just throwing in my two...ummm...coconuts!?!?

Caty said...

In the house I grew up in, we used to see a cat's blur and hear the little footsteps run down the stairs almost never scared us, we just accepted our ghostly pet as part of the family. Nice one, MM. I will be posting sometime today...depends on when my brain decides to kick into the right gear :)

Larry said...

well I'm a believer I have experienced ghosts before A Ghost Among UsThis is totally true I know it scared hell out of me that is for sure.

so I believe just what your daughter thinks but looks like yours was friendlier than ours.

Thanks for sharing and yes I'll be here sunday

Me said...

Couldn't stay away...Mine is HERE.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

spooky... stopping by from Brian's blog. I think it was a glitch in the Matrix :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, spooky! quick, someone tell the apparition halloween's over... :)

soggy love notes

Unknown said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? It's enough to raise goosebumps.

Mine is here

Anonymous said...

Hey, nice 160...a split second in 160 spaces...well played.

Mine is here.

Katherine Krige said...

ohh, hair stood on end with that. I wouldn't doubt you got a visit from something.

budh.aaah said...
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budh.aaah said...

Spooky, not for the weak hearted :)

here's my sunday 160 right here since I didnt know how to create a link so please bear with me. here goes

In as much in as far
I have never lost that star
I hold it close
and still hope
of a path
where you and I separate and none
with our journey just begun
flower into one

Katherine Krige said...

I added a 160 this aft too.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I've seen our cats who've passed away in the hall. My daughter has seen them too.

The one who passed away in our home will always be here, I'm sure of it.

Hope you and yours are happy and well.....

Green-Eyed Momster said...

BTW- Great 160!!


budh.aaah said...

here's my sunday 160 right here again and also trying the link

In as much in as far
I have never lost that star
I hold it close
and still hope
of a path
where you and I separate and none
with our journey just begun
flower into one

Deborah said...

Oooh I've had things like that happen, it certainly makes you think ... it is sort of exciting when you're with someone though ... but VERY scary when you're completely on your own, I know from experience!! eek :o)

HulaBuns said...

Great 160! You had me hooked from the beginning. I think I might have to give this a try. In other news, that's kind of spooky...I'm thinking the dog but who knows!

Have a great day!

Deb said...

Interesting. Being that I am a believer in ghosts, I also like to protect myself from anything negative. The house I used to live in had a couple of them. The reason why I say "a couple" is because each and every one of us saw an older lady in a white gown (so typical right?) and a gentleman who actually passed away in that house back in the 60's. Usually, they were seen out from our peripheral view, or a quick glance, but you got every detail of the image. It was interesting for the most part and never "scary"... But I do believe that on Halloween that the veil between the two worlds comes down. It's whether or not we're "aware" enough or have the sensibility to pick up on it.

Maude Lynn said...

Whoa! Pretty cool, Monkey Man!

Sharon Day said...

Delightful shivers, MM!

Unknown said...

Spooky! I'm going to go with it was nothing. I like to just always say that. I don't want to imagine it really was something. Too scary...

budh.aaah said...

Thanks for the nice comment MM

Enchanted Oak said...

A chilling but warming vision, if you can handle the two words together.
I laid in my hospital bed the other night, and I heard my name called. "Chris?" someone said. "Yes?" said I. No answer. No one in the room.
I might just go blog about this. You have inspired me.

Claudya Martinez said...


Anonymous said...

But if it indeed is your dog, I am sure he just came by to check on you...
But I would like to believe it was just some blue flash of light from somewhere outside...

Nicely written though, MM!! brr...

Marla said...

Interesting. I've had some similar things happen. I guess there are some things we just won't completely understand until we get there.