The Heavenly Encounter

Photo by: Liz Young

Jenny joined her grandfather on the bench beside the gravestone.

“Here’s your lunch, Grandpa,” she said.

“Thanks!” He accepted the sandwich. “I’m famished.”

“You know, Grandpa. Ghosts don’t get hungry.”

Grandpa patted her knee condescendingly. “You’re sweet, pumpkin.”

She left and joined her friend Annie in the kitchen.

“What did he say?” asked Annie.

“He still won’t believe me.”

“Remind me why he thinks he’s a ghost.”

“He met Padma Lakshmi in a cafe once.”

“The Top Chef host?”

“Yep. That’s the one.”

“And then…?”

“They had a nice chat. Afterward, he swore he’d died and gone to heaven!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

The goddess, Padma Lakshmi:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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28 Responses to The Heavenly Encounter

  1. Yes that sounds like heaven…

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  2. James says:

    That’s one way of looking at it.

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  3. Grin grin grin!😊😊😊💐

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful lady I can see why Grandpa thinks he’s dead and gone to heaven. A funny thing to keep believing as even kids who have greater imaginations, know Grandpa is still with them. Cute story 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, right? I didn’t have room for it, but the granddaughter is in her twenties. A grown adult, now becoming the parent to the elder. At least Grandpa is happy with the experience, if a little cuckoo about it. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  5. jellico84 says:

    Oh, that was cute. Loved it!

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  6. Dale says:

    Hah! Got a good chuckle from me. That was fun!

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  7. Dear Eric,

    Well, one man’s heaven…;) Very cute story. I can always count on your for quality laughs.



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    • EagleAye says:

      I think I’d be in heaven if I met Padma too. 🙂 I might pinch myself to be sure I wasn’t dreaming, but I think I’d stop there. I’m happy to be haven for hilarity and humor. Thanks bunches, Rochelle! 🙂

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  8. Indira says:

    Thanks for giving me a laugh after going through many sad stories. I knew i had to come here for that. You never disappoint.

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  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    🙂 A sensory heaven. Brilliantly crafted.

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  10. Great twist in this one! Wonder when Grandpa will “waken” again?
    At least Grandpa talks. A friend once met a lady in the psych ward who really believed she was a duck. All she ever said was, “Quack Quack.”

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yikes! Yeah, things could certainly be worse. I think Grandpa wakes up when he meets the class bully from high school, a guy who no way could make it to heaven.;) Thanks Christine! 🙂


  11. Good food can do that 🙂

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  12. Haha! Love it! Oh those old Grandpas…… :o)

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  13. michael1148humphris says:

    Can I request egg and chips, please. it is always my favourite meal when visiting the best chefs

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