Fiction Writing Friday: My True Ghost Story

Originally posted 2015-10-09 18:30:32.

On September 10, 2006 my life was turned upside down. I was taken to the emergency room with a really bad headache. While I was there, I underwent a CAT scan during which the doctors found an egg-sized mass behind my right eye. I was then life-flighted to Children’s Hospital to have emergency brain surgery to remove the brain tumor.

All my life my grandpa, Popple, was my hero. He had passed away on January 19, 2006 of cancer. After waking up from brain surgery, I told my family that while I was under anaesthesia, my grandfather had visited me and told me that he loved me and that I would make it through. The ghost even smelled like Popple’s aftershave that he always wore. There are many times, especially during Halloween that people are afraid of ghosts, but I believe every time I think I might see something strange that it is just my beloved grandfather checking in on me.