Past Life

Picture Credit © Russell Gayer

Written for Friday Fictioneers

Past Life

Looking at the ominous mountain of white sand, he knew he had come home. Seeing it in his dream every night since he was a young boy, he knew it like the back of his hand. He knew where the huge chunk of rock gave way to reveal the secret cave and the exact location of the Buddha. How he knew without ever setting foot on this mountain, let alone this country nobody knew.

His mother had once suggested, “Past life!” and his scientist father had told her off immediately. But even his science couldn’t explain the recurring dream.

35 thoughts on “Past Life

  1. I do not know about the mysteries of past life but it is very interesting and enigmatic. Science does not have all the answers. Good take on the picture prompt.

  2. Perhaps he is the next dali llama? This child clearly has some special gifts.

    A few suggestions: “gave way”instead of “gave away”, and instead of “how did he know”, use “how he knew.”

  3. Very intriguing. Science can’t explain everything, but it makes an effort and doesn’t rely on mere ‘belief’–so maybe one day these experiences can be explained.

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