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Seeing ghosts

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Do not forget that you may might like to include a ghost in one of your stories, a character who has passed from the world of the living, but who will not actually leave!

Ghosts come back in a variety of shapes.  Some are simply drawn, almost like a bed sheet floating in the air.  The ghost above is very nice when you see right through him.  Transparency accentuates his spirit form.

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Alternatively, a ghost may still have color and even retain the appearance of her form from when she was alive—although putting something like long locks of hair up in the air gives a wonderful feel of being “other worldly.”

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One of the most frightening ghosts is the one who returns from the grave dressed in a dark cloak and cold chains.  His skeleton rattles when he walks, of course!

Remember the world of the non-living when you are looking for story characters.  They are just as eager to be included in stories as all of the living characters!

 

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