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Kara Lee ([personal profile] sputnikhearts) wrote2016-06-22 07:05 pm
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A Conversation from This Evening

Me: I've been wanting to read a story about a baby ghost who is calmed with a ghost pacifier! Shouldn't there be 1000 of those stories?

Spouse: I don't know of any.

Me: What? That is so obvious, it should be a cliche.

Spouse: *staring now* I think your mind works ... differently ...

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Anyway, all this is to say: if that story exists, someone point me towards it. Please no outright horror, I have an 8 month old! Bittersweet okay, although I would prefer sweet. Please and thank you! Or, if you like this idea, feel free to steal. I would love to read it when complete. <3
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[personal profile] hannah 2016-06-23 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Somewhere in the first two seasons of the British Being Human there's an episode with a baby ghost. I don't think it's quite what you're looking for so much as it's proof you're not alone with wanting more of that concept.

(Thanks to the play Lazarus, I want something with aliens and ghosts - or any other human-based fantasy creature like vampires or zombies - as simultaneously inhabiting liminal spaces just outside of humanity.)
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[personal profile] lacewood 2016-06-23 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
In the Chinese version, you could burn paper versions of baby pacifiers for the baby in the afterlife? I'm not sure if this is actually a thing IRL but now that I have thought about it, it feels like it SHOULD be.
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[personal profile] lacewood 2016-06-23 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
It would be the saddest. :( Though from what I've checked, full funeral rites aren't given to children or babies, so probably not much of a thing in real life.

I once watched a hilarious HK movie about ghost-fighting where the hero's weapons all had to be burnt paper offerings (PAPER BAZOOKA) though, so I feel this could TOTALLY work in a story somewhere.