“Chasing the Ghost”

By LailaLupita

A story in progress…

Part 1

I woke up in the desert. The sun had just set, leaving its warmth penetrated in the Earth beneath my bare feet. I didn’t know why I
was there or how I had arrived there, so I started walking…

I walked for a long time, searching for an unknown destination.

Suddenly, I felt a tremble in my belly. I stopped to listen. I could hear something behind me, following me. As the sound approached me closer and closer, fear struck my body. I ran without looking back.

I ran for a long time…

The next morning at work, I found it very difficult to focus. I was exhausted and upset.
I went home early, laid down to rest and fell immediately to sleep.

Part 2

I woke up in the desert. I cursed being there again.
Why was I there?!
I began to walk because I didn’t know what else to do.

I walked for a long time…

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