While He Was Sleeping

September 4, 2019 at 11:26 am 46 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 September 2019

Penny Gadd
Photo Credit: Penny Gadd

 
It might look weird but it was a decorative plant equipped with a hidden camera.

Roy put it on top of the bookcase to spy on unusual activities happening inside the house while he was fast asleep.

He wondered if his wife who died recently was haunting him. Since she passed away, he noticed that sometimes the bathroom light would be on, books on the shelf rearranged, and leftover food disturbed in the refrigerator when he woke up in the morning.

What the camera revealed was quite a surprise. There was no ghost after all. It was actually him sleepwalking.

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46 Comments Add your own

  • 1. larry trasciatti  |  September 4, 2019 at 11:42 am

    sometimes the answer is a lot more droll and mundane than we might expect!~

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      larry:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  September 4, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Ha, well at least he got to the bottom of the mystery – and it wasn’t a ghost!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      iain:

      reality sucks! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. bearmkwa  |  September 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Good one.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      jellico:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 7. Sascha Darlington  |  September 4, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I wonder if he was disappointed.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      sascha:

      good question. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Susan A Eames  |  September 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Ha ha – and I was expecting him to discover something really creepy! Great twist.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      susan:

      gotcha! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. neilmacdon  |  September 4, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    There’s always a better explanation than ghosts. I liked this one

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    • 12. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      neil:

      i’m glad you did. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Dale  |  September 4, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Now that is a good use for a camera!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      dale:

      the camera doesn’t lie. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Keith's Ramblings  |  September 5, 2019 at 1:40 am

    It could have been worse but a worry nonetheless!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      keith:

      if he knows what’s good for him, he needs to see the doctor. sleepwalking is a serious problem.

      Reply
  • 17. rochellewisoff  |  September 5, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    At least he got to the bottom of the mystery. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 18. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you i’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  September 5, 2019 at 8:53 am

    It must have been weird seeing himself wandering around.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      draliman:

      i would think so. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Russell Gayer  |  September 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    That one gave me a chuckle. πŸ™‚

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    • 22. plaridel  |  September 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      russell:

      what a generous comment. thank you, πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. James McEwan  |  September 6, 2019 at 2:55 am

    What a shock, the other-self has a secret life.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  September 8, 2019 at 8:14 am

      james:

      well said. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. lisarey1990  |  September 6, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    The twist here is fantastic!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  September 8, 2019 at 8:14 am

      lisarey1990:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. Abhijit Ray  |  September 7, 2019 at 5:12 am

    One good thing that came out of the exercise was that Roy came to know he sleep walked.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  September 8, 2019 at 8:14 am

      abhijit:

      i second the motion. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. granonine  |  September 8, 2019 at 5:15 am

    What a let-down that must have been, when he expected so much more πŸ™‚

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    • 30. plaridel  |  September 8, 2019 at 8:13 am

      linda:

      time to avail of the camera’s return policy. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. Tannille  |  September 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Haha original take on the prompt. Great twist.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  September 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      tannille:

      glad you fell for it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  September 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    That would be a good solution… but his wife coming back at night would have been interesting.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  September 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      hah! i never thought of that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. Brenda's Thoughts  |  September 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    What a surprise for him … and a relief. Funny story!

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    • 36. plaridel  |  September 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      brenda:

      relief? now he’s more to worry about.:)

      Reply
      • 37. Brenda's Thoughts  |  September 10, 2019 at 1:24 am

        Hadn’t thought about that, just considering the no ghost bit. =)

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        • 38. plaridel  |  September 10, 2019 at 9:00 am

          brenda:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 39. msjadeli  |  September 9, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Aha! I thought it was a marauding neighbor with the munchies.

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    • 40. plaridel  |  September 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      msjadeli:

      gotcha! πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 41. msjadeli  |  September 9, 2019 at 10:41 pm

        yep πŸ™‚

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        • 42. plaridel  |  September 10, 2019 at 9:00 am

          msjadeli:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 43. patriciaruthsusan  |  September 10, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Good story, Plaridel and a bit scary at first. It was well written. I’m glad he found out what was happening. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 44. plaridel  |  September 10, 2019 at 8:59 am

      suzanne:

      Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 45. Shweta Suresh  |  September 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Poor Roy. Her death must have affected him greatly. I’m loving all your stories, plaridel. I’m so glad I came across your blog. Do keep writing. πŸ˜„

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    • 46. plaridel  |  September 15, 2019 at 8:32 am

      shweta:

      come to think of it, her death might have contributed to his sleepwalking.

      Reply

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