by Bob Hazlett
… death, that is.
Everyone thinks about death occasionally, and what follows. Most religions promise that if you join their club you will live forever. If I accept that, I come to the next question(s), which offer a rollicking good time for freewriting. Start with any of these questions, then when you get warmed up add your own.
1. What will I look like?
2. What will I do all day?
3. Will I eat and sleep? Where?
4. Will I be able to drink bourbon and smoke cigars?
5. Will I be able to meet other people (spirits) — from the past, the future, the good, the bad, the famous?
6. Will I be able to travel through space and look for other life?
7. Will I be a ghost — a good one, a bad one, can I choose?
8. Will I have God’s knowledge of how he created the universe and be able to say “Oh, I see how that works.”
9. Will my spirit be stuffed into another body and have to go through this life again?
10. Will I be able to hear and speak — what language, all languages, some heavenly language?
This article came from ten minutes of freewriting just after I read J. Corso’s piece “A Ghost’s Story.” Each of the questions above can be a prompt for more freewriting. Try it.