The ghost

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria
Tim had returned from the famous ghost tour of Venice as the sun was rising. He was still wondering about the truth of the fantastic tales he had heard when he espied the barge unloading its ware from the window. He detected a ghostly figure lurching among the crates.
Meanwhile the waiter brought his breakfast ….
Tim addressed the waiter – Come here and tell me if you can see the ghost among the crates on that barge?
The waiter smiled and informed – He is the supervisor of the covert China-made Murano glass trade in Venice, Sir!
Words ~ 97

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

37 thoughts on “The ghost

  1. No ghosts then, just a man trying to hide in the shadows. An intriguing story that can be read many ways I think. Like Anita I thought the waiter might too be a ghost on my first read.

    • Besides many attractions of Venice – ghosts and Murano glass fascinate many tourists.
      While ghosts are not really tangible, even the glass you buy may also be a fake.
      The common factor being ones perception.
      Thanks for the read and your interest.

  2. I wouldn’t know how to tell if my murano glass watch is real. Besides the certificate it came with, but even that could be fake. I loved that you weaved the glass tradition of Venice into your tale.

  3. I thought I had made a good decision while buying Murano from a well-known shop. I remember the guy there asked me specifically not to buy anything from the vendors (the shops in the narrow alleys who sell counterfeit glasses). But now, after reading your story, I am not very sure about my decision 🙂

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