High Spirits

Prompt image for the Fandango's Flash Fiction prompt

For Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #103, where we write about this photo from Tim Grundtner at Pexels.com.

“Come and look at this! This looks really creepy”, Suzy exclaimed with excitement.

Having gained his attention, Duffy checked the monitor. They were partnered up in the after-school photography club, and experimenting with how they could use one of the school’s copies of Photoshop to manipulate images. Suzy had figured out how to reduce the opacity, then merge two completely different images together.

“Oh man”, agreed Duffy, “that image looks really spooky. Like she’s some kinda poltergeist or somethin’. How’d you do that?”

So Suzy gave the tutorial. “Well, I just picked these two separate images up off the web, the attic and the girl”. She then started going into more detail, until Duffy interrupted her “Whoaaaa…”, pleaded Duffy, “slow down, there, sis”. It was true, Suzy was a natural with computers and Duffy had hardly taken in anything she’d said. His mind was racing, though, but in a completely different direction.

“Could you do that again?”, he asked. “Oh, yeah, now that I know what to do, it’s easy”, came the reply. “Then what say we have ourselves some fun?”, suggested Duffy, picking up their camera. “You wait here, see if you can find any photographs of any of the teachers.  I’m gonna get some photos of the school, that we can use as backgrounds. It’s about time some of ‘em get spirited away, don’t you think?”

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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