Passport – Six Sentence Story

Copyright Humanity

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – BOARD

Click here to hear the author read his words:


I am unperturbed by the slow pace of the queue at immigration until, as I approach the official, I open my passport and stop dead.

I stare in disbelief at the face I see, because it’s not mine, very clearly not mine, ethnically different from mine, so whose passport do I have, and how?

I obviously had my own when I boarded in Nice, I think to myself, and then I notice another strange thing, that my name and my date of birth are correct.

Passport, sir?’ he says, causing me to look at the outstretched hand, and, totally clueless as to how I can explain this, I hand it over, still searching for words.

I get a long hard look from the man behind the window as the passport is checked and scanned.

Then he smiles and nods ‘Enjoy your stay, sir.’

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35 Responses to Passport – Six Sentence Story

  1. Liz H says:

    Trippy, in all the right ways!


  2. Gr8BigFun says:

    A great tale of how we see ourselves vs. how we are seen!


  3. Tom says:

    Most odd indeed, CE – very mysterious!


  4. Perhaps you’ve forgotten what you look like. Have you looked in a mirror lately?


  5. Zelda Winter says:

    Oh myyyy, very spooky–I hope this one continues 🙂


  6. This would be most disconcerting, you’ve woven a wonderfully suspenseful tale.


  7. clark says:

    Excellent Six.
    But, is that a stray thread of certainty hanging from your cuff, if we look, perhaps the is a shard (or two) of reality dusting the tops of his shoes.
    Like most (imo) truly scary stories, your’s conveys the quiet desperation of a person seeing the edge.


  8. emkingston says:

    I’ve had a dream like this before. I think I just had a bit of deja vu, except I looked like my mother instead of a stranger 🙂 Great six! I always enjoy the audio also!


  9. I quite fancy the mystery and intrigue, CE. Nicely done!


  10. I always thought you were a man possessed. 🙂 Great Six.


  11. Intriguing! I hope the picture was flattering at least?
    Having coffee in a cafe one day I found a passport in my purse. No clue who put it there, but at least it was clearly another woman’s.


  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    One finally realizes what one looks like. Very nice story.


  13. Oy that would be a real spine tingler~


  14. jenne49 says:

    Now that was a disconcerting tale.
    Beautifully written, with not an extra word and yet conveying the full horror.
    I still have shivers running up and down my spine!


  15. Indira says:

    OMG! Face also changed? Big conspiracy.


  16. Chris Hall says:

    That’s strange… but in a good way.


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