Rear-View Mirror

rearview mirror
Lights blinded me. I swerved out of the way, hoping to avoid a crash when the car flew over the cliff’s edge. I was airborne and then darkness consumed me. I woke, the smell of gasoline; metal pressed against my chest; fire. I struggled to break free. I wanted to live.
But when I looked for my reflection in the rear-view mirror, nothing was there.

Ghost story written for Yeah-Write Monthly Micro-prose challenge. Click the link and check out the other stories and vote for your favorites!

7 thoughts on “Rear-View Mirror

  1. Really powerful imagery. I especially like how you turned the typical ghost story model on its head and had the narrator discover they were a ghost. It was an unexpected use of the last line.

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