At my previous house, many unexplained things happened. Figures were seen in rooms, the temperature would drop, my dog would refuse to enter the house, and the lights and the TV turned themselves on and off at whim. One day I decided to take some photographs and when I enhanced one of the photos (adjusted the contrast) something strange showed up in the kitchen. I’ll leave it up to you, the reader, to decide what you see.

Burnt Sepia, clean square

Of a day when something more


 Its outlines across the wall

Clear, dark

In enhanced tones

We saw in the snapshot

A child three feet tall

And felt the thrill

Of its outward gaze

Which enthralled

Our minds,

Posed the ‘how’s’?

And the ‘why’s?’

On the edge of natural law

Our thoughts were full of dread

And awe

If what was framed

Was really there

Existed unseen before



Amber R Walker, Hull, Creative Writer, Bookmaker, Lover of art

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