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Dressing before dawn, Liam mistook the ghost waiting still in his closet for an improbably clean white shirt. Until he felt its nothingness on his skin. Or rather, until he felt nothing but his skin, which he hadn’t noticed in months, and decided to keep the ghost on after all.

Scott Smith is an arts teacher at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts, where he writes and draws as often as possible. Smith has an ongoing comic in Driftwood Press Magazine and you can find more of his work at www.invasivestudies.com.

You can also see more of his work in 50/50