Friday Fictioneers- Manifestation

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

Aunt Ethel was a great one for her manifestations. And, to tell the truth, they had drama—effusive ribbons of what she said was ectoplasm, infused with an extra-dimensional glow. No cheap quackery for Ethel, no knockings, rappings, or ghostly sheets.

Those seances had just one defect—she could never tell you what they meant, and translation of the spirit world’s message is pretty essential to the craft.

“It means whatever you think it means,” she would insist.

 Uncle Robert would always sigh and insist. “It’s ectoplasm, Ethel, not modern art.”


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers- Manifestation

  1. The next time a piece of modern art baffles me, I’ll declare confidently that it’s really ectoplasm.
    In so few words, you create 2 characters I recognise: Aunt Ethel, who, I’m sure, wears what a friend once called ‘unnecessary scarves’, and Uncle Robert, who is the long-suffering connection to reality!

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  2. Aunt Ethel figures with all that pomp and flourish, it won’t matter that what she says is a whole lotta hogwash. Uncle Robert must often keep to the living room with some game on..

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