Ghost Bubbles

“Ghost Bubbles”
Bartleby Snopes
Ed. Nathaniel Tower
October 16, 2014

First Lines

Dusk. The shadows from the houses on either side of the building lot had draped themselves across the two girls and the scattered patches of daisies. Broad clumps of flowers grew among the lot’s half-dried grasses and the Texas-parched earth, white petals everywhere. But nightfall meant change. Soon the petals would fold inward and the flowers would close their eyes for the night. Bethany didn’t have much time left to figure out the science of the trick.

“Are you going to do it or what,” Joanie said.

“I’m trying.”

The Journal

Bartleby Snopes takes its name from two wonderful characters in American Literature. Our inspiration and love for short fiction comes from Herman Melville’s Bartleby, The Scrivener and William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning.”

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