You Got the Wrong Girl

Daphne wasn’t sure what prompted her to open the front door to the old house, but when she did, she immediately regreted it. It seemed that she was confronted by some sort of ghost-like being, a pale white and spectral-looking apparition. It was almost floating down the stairs towards her.

She tried to erase from her mind what she was seeing, but to no avail. “Who or what are you?” she asked, almost afraid of what its answer was going to be.

“Am I being obtrude to you?” It asked Daphne, as if it was surprised that she could see it.

“If you mean can I can see you,” she said, “the answer is yes. But I don’t know what you are.”

“Then you, indeed, are the one who can save me. I have been in purgatory in perpetuity, neither fully dead nor fully alive,” it said. “But I can be released from this curse if I kiss a virgin who is pure of heart, and I sense that you are such a woman. Please kiss me and release my spirit from this hell.”

Daphne started to laugh. “Sorry, whatever you are, but I think you got your wires crossed. I lost my virginity when I was 16 and most people I know think I’m a first class bitch. So I think you enticed the wrong girl to walk through that door. Better luck next time.”

And with that, Daphne spun around and left the house, leaving the…well, whatever it was…all alone again.


Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (prompt), The Daily Spur (white), Word of the Day Challenge (spectral), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (erase), Your Daily Word Prompt (obtrude), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (perpetuity).

10 thoughts on “You Got the Wrong Girl

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 8, 2021 / 1:00 am

    Thud, back to reality. Great tale Fandango.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor November 8, 2021 / 5:54 am

    Daphne made the right choice, as who knows when that ghost last brushed its teeth.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marilyn Armstrong November 8, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    It’s pretty hard to find grown up virgins roaming the world these days. It was hard even by sophomore year in college. Now? Phew.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. leigha66 November 30, 2021 / 4:06 pm

    This was great Fandango… poor “ghost” was given a dose of reality.

    Liked by 1 person

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