Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no style or definitive word limits, I suggest trying to keep your stories to under 300 words.
So now it’s time for my second weekly Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from ColiN00B@Pixabay.com.
The life for Mr Lighthouse was getting difficult. He wanted to have a quiet exit. The constant comparison between him and the newly arrived energy savers and halogen bulbs was so disheartening. So one night he planned his escape. His permanent abode was on the night stand by Katie’s bed. Well at least she wasn’t comparing him to other more “efficient ” light sources all the time. And he did love the little girl but his mind was made up now.
So when everyone had gone to sleep, he quietly climbed down from the night stand and approached the switch socket to remove the switch and be on his way. As he pulled the switch out of the socket. The room was thrown into total darkness and suddenly, Katie sat up with a frightened gasp. “What happened ” she said into the darkened room. She had always slept with the little night light switched on and now finding the room in complete darkness made her afraid of the monsters in the cupboard.
Ah! Now Mr Lighthouse realized his big mistake. He had forgotten how Katie was used to sleep with a light kept on at night. He felt that by trying to walk out of her life, he was being totally selfish. So very quietly he inserted the switch back into the socket and the room filled with his mellow light. Katie breathed a sigh of relief and turned her side slipping back into the peaceful slumber of the young. And Mr Lighthouse…… he slowly crept back to his position on the table and promised himself to be always there for the little girl.
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