Whether you believe in ghosts or not, we certainly behave with certain similar attributes. We appear out of thin air. It is similar to how you can never remember the beginning of a dream can you? You cannot remember quite how we appeared. We just did. We seemed to coalesce into your life with the ease of a ghost walking through a wall. We arrive and ghost into your life. In the same way as seeing a ghost, when you experience us, it is not an event that you will forget in a hurry. We sidle up to you, insert ourselves into our lives and make connection after connection with you as we feed from you. Like some wraith we attach outselves to you and steadily begin to suck the life force from you as we gorge on the fuel that you provide.

Often we will vanish just as we arrived, without any warning or announcement and try as you might you cannot find us again. It is as if we have disappeared off the face of the earth. Naturally we chose the moment of our vanishing act without any concern for its effect on you. We slip away like a mist evaporating. Once we were everywhere, woven around you and captivating you. Much in the same way as one might be transfixed by the appearance of some spirit. You are entranced by our appearance, there is something ethereal and mysterious about us that causes you to be drawn to us and then we are gone.

We are that elusive spirit that can now not be found. You might go to the same place where we first manifested but there is no sign of us. We have left no footprint, no trace of our existence when you try and seek us out, just like our spectral cousins and then suddenly we have returned. We ghost back into your life and continuing our haunting of you. We are incessant and ever present, drifting about you as we resume our extraction of fuel. We resume our draining of your spirit, leeching it from you as our cold, dead hands take hold of you once again.

People have many theories as to what ghosts are if they indeed exist. Some suggest that where there has been a sudden explosion of emotion, a heightened experience, then an imprint has been made on the fabric of existence. This imprint appears to those who are attuned to seeing it. That imprint is seen doing the same thing over and over again. It walks the same route, passes through the same wall and then vanishes only to appear the next night in the same place. The spirit follows the same routine like a piece of video film stuck in an endless loop. Just like such a ghost we engage in the same behaviours over and over again. The same actions all designed to haunt you as we extract our fuel. The same gestures, the same actions all of which must be replayed. Some believe that a ghost is the soul of someone who has suffered eternal damnation. He or she has been denied entry to heaven or hell and instead has been consigned to walk the earth for eternity, stuck in an unceasing routine. Our endless quest for fuel finds us in such a similar position. We must make our way through life, restless and never finding peace. We move from place to place, unable to rest and be satisfied. Instead we are driven onwards, plagued by the curse of our need for fuel. Thus we must haunt others, our appearance bringing dread and fear in the same way as terror follows the appearance of a spectre.

Unable to quite fit in we are ghost at the feast. Even when we have vanished there is a lingering coldness that strikes you to your core. You still sense us, able to feel the effect of our chilling appearance. You are wary and anxious as you know we will appear once again. Quite when is a mystery but as we first arrived and as we first disappeared we will ghost into your life and continue our haunting of you. Better consult that exorcist.

8 thoughts on “Spectral

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Yes. Ghosting and then popping out of the shadows.

  2. Nina says:

    Hi! I think all of your stories are a load of BS. The reason why you keep coming back into the lifes of the women you’ve hurt, is because THEY loved YOU so much… not because you were such a fantastic person. You are the one longing for the fairy tail beginning of the relationship. It’s because you are unable to love anyone, that women stop spoiling you at a certain point, because they don’t get love in return. So, let me get one thing clear, it’s the women who have the power over you. Not the other way around, that’s just something you make up in your mind and that thought is fake. Like all your thoughts are. God, you’re such a sad loser. Just like all of them. There you go.. enjoy your fuel for today!

  3. Salome says:


    It’s about tentation
    He shows black as white (himself)
    He wants to take our free will
    At the and we have to pay

    Dear HG
    In my logic every Narc has at least one demon in his heart. He uses you to take the fuel from us. The creature needs to be fed, not you. That’s why you drink again and again, you drink the fuel and it’s never enough.
    It disappear in the mouth of the creature-the black hole.
    Better consult that exorcist.

    1. Salome says:

      At the end

  4. MyTrueSelf says:

    This reads to me like a description of being stuck in a depression. It least that’s how I related to it. I have suffered a depression in my life, I found that being the company of someone who was calm, positive and grounded could provide momentary relief and I can see how it would be easy to rely on them to keep me from falling into the abyss.
    I found myself suffering paranoia, feeling like a shadow of myself – ” our appearance bringing dread and fear” – carrying my depression and gloom with me wherever I went. It’s no fun at all! I had to work diligently to pull myself out.

  5. narc affair says:

    My last ghost i dont miss at all and feel nothing for. I have no interest in interacting with him other than curiousity how hes doing. No attraction and no yearning. He looks different to me now and lost that which i once felt for him. I wish him the best but he doesnt haunt my days or nights. Hes a faded memory.

  6. RS says:

    I would choose the ghost any day over the narc! 👻

  7. windstorm2 says:

    Good analogy! And one more title for you – Exorcist

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