emilie sagee

Doppelgangers Tales

Doppelgangers (German for “double-walker”) are paranormal duplicates of a real person

Emilie Sagee never saw her doppelganger. Everyone else did, though. 

Sagee worked at the Baron von Güldenstubbe a girls school in Paris in 1845. She was a extraordinary good teacher well liked by student and teachers alike. So it made it extremely odd that in the last 16 years she had moved 19 times. But the school would discover soon enough why.

Unknown be known to Emilie but seens by everyone else she had her doppelganger hanging around her. Her ghostly sister was first spotted in a class by 13 of her students, standing right by Emilie mirroring her movements. However, she did become  groggy and weak during the times the doppelganger manifested, and the dopelganger was often seen doing things Sagee later said she had been thinking about at the moment, suggesting that she may have had some subliminal control over it. Soon, the doppelganger ventured beyond Sagee’s immediate vicinity. At first, it appeared to a classroom full of students, sitting calmly in the teacher’s chair while Sagee herself was outside, working in the garden. The few people who dared to approach the doppelganger found they could pass through it, yet it had a texture that reminded them of thick fabric.Time went by and the apparition became a permanent fixture of the school’s life, freaking people out on a regular basis. The girls’ concerned parents started removing their children from the school. Although Sagee was a model employee on all non-paranormal accounts, the headmistress had no option but to fire her and her ghostly double.

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wild-sage-growing  asked:

Might I request a sequel of sorts to "right down to the second?" Preferably with Shelagh included, and preferably with additional mentions of Sr Bernadette's penchant for gossip. :D

You might. Here’s the story continued, a few hours later. You can read the first part of right down to the second here. WC ~1200. Part 2 out of ? since I foresee myself being enabled to write more. Series 6 spoilers, and all that.


Childbirth is neither a marathon nor a sprint. But it is exhausting, either way, and the years of teasing about showing up ten minutes late and getting all the glory – well, it’s less teasing, now, and more a weary reminder that it’s rare that he has to confront the turmoil and toil of labor at close quarters.

It’s something else when you’re there for it, hour in and hour out, and it’s something else entirely when it’s your wife.

Before, she didn’t want anyone touching her. Now Shelagh hangs off her husband like a limp dishrag, fingers clutching the front of his shirt. And if he stops rubbing her back it would be grounds for divorce, or at the least, murder. They’d all had a laugh earlier about how Sister Evangelina would have strongly protested Patrick’s presence here, even if he was a doctor, but she truly cannot imagine doing this without him.

“I could get used to this, you know.” Trixie, sitting on the bed with an air of grace, leans her chin into her hand. Besides lounging about and timing contractions and making endless cups of tea, there hasn’t been much for her to do. “You could just handle this yourselves, between the two of you.”

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Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her. Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside her…

Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her. Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside her…

purple emilies

the most common kind of ghost
reported and documented
is an apparition of someone still
living at the time of sightings

doppelganger bilocation
double walker double goer
body double look alike

looks like bert got off the couch
tonight {ernie stayed put}
he took my pulse while i was
thinking of you and the way
running through in a mad
slick silken dash of black
curl your hair felt
on my fingers
splayed

my legs opened wide
with a jerk like a cartoon
person being struck by lightning
or a rapper when they jump up and punch
down at the same time a human exclamation point
for emphasis and in place of any escaping spit
or droozle

i would rather not be
in more than one place
at the same time i think it
would make it hard to keep a 
job or a stomach or a lunch down
on a regular basis

yet one cannot but wonder
at the tall school teacher
repeatedly unemployed
not for want of competence
nor popularity but rather
for her widely witnessed
double exposure

and what of the woman
who surely did love her