Ghosts of the Past


PHOTO PROMPT © Lucy Fridkin

I couldn’t help but stare at the view of the harbor spread below me.  How magnificent!  More than that, I knew few had had this view in over a decade.

I tried to look straight down to try and find the two enormous footprints in the plaza, but they were hidden from my angle.  Just as well, I would rather see them from close up.

Out in the harbor Lady Liberty was welcoming all to our shores.  It is just us humans who want to bar those seeking refuge.

In my new office I felt the ghosts of the past.

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Word count = 100

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I can’t look at that picture and not think of the World Trade Center.  My first story idea was much darker, but I thought this more appropriate.


18 thoughts on “Ghosts of the Past

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was such a harrowing event, which is one reason I couldn’t write about it directly but from the point of view of someone moving into the new One World Trade Center/Freedom Tower.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think when they look at the changed skyline, even after all of these years, they do. And my guess is that people moving into the new One World Trade Center/Freedom Tower feel it even more intensely than anyone else.

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