Ghost Nursing Home

Photo by: Al Forbes

Brian looked around the Common Room. “That’s an unusual chess set,” he said.

Instead of black and white, the chess set’s pieces were frosted glass and clear glass.

Yves, the nursing home director said, “Yeah, ghosts prefer it that way.”


“Well, this is a nursing home for ghosts,” explained Yves.

“I don’t…”

Yves misinterpreted Brian’s look. He said, “Think about it. If someone died while infirm, they might need a nursing home as a ghost.”

Brian decided that Ives was insane. “I see, so…”

“Different ghosts interact with worldly things in different ways. Some can play chess and some can be seen, but interactions are always limited. Most ghosts pass through anything solid. So we need a living person like you to manage day-to-day operations. Hire contractors, pay the bills and so on. ”

“That’s why it seems so empty.”

“Oh, it’s packed in here. You just can’t see them.”

Brian began to grin. If this fool wanted to pay him for managing nobody, so be it. “Okay. I’ll take the job!”

A moment later, Brian ran from the building screaming.

Patrick the ghost stood beside Yves. He offered, “Yeah. Let’s avoid the traditional handshake until employees realize you’re a ghost too.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

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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22 Responses to Ghost Nursing Home

  1. I used to work in nursing homes. Indeed, there are many stories. I like this.

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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    That must have been one cold handshake.

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  3. So clever. I love it!

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  4. Ahahaha. I love that. I was expecting the guy coming in to be the ghost and not knowing it, Sixth Sense style. But that was far better.

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  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Creepy and a most unusual nursing home! I wonder what kind of care they actually need…there is no body…ha! ha! and nobody around!!! 🙂

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  6. Great twist at the end, Eric. What a shock that would be. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Lol. That’s funny. A pitty to spend the afterlife in the nursing home as well. Funny end though.

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  8. James says:

    Infirm ghosts. I was hoping for so much more after I died.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Well, ghosts chose not to enter heaven when they died. So, when your time comes, follow the light, or you might end up walking in a nursing home with a ghostly walker. 😉


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