Flash Fiction: The Light

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece, brought to you by this week’s prompt over at Carrot RanchIn 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively.

I’m getting it finished just under the wire this week, but better almost late than never. Here goes!

The Light


My brother sits next to the window, shaking. “I’m scared!”

I roll my eyes and join him. “It’s just the dark.”

“I don’t know the dark!”

“It’s never dark forever. Okay?”

“How do you know?”

“I’m older.”


“Still counts.” I try to be patient. It wasn’t that long ago that I was stretching my wings and looking for a beacon of familiarity.

A light behind us comes on and he takes off.


He smacks into the bulb and falls back.

The human bats at my brother. “Stupid moth.”

Sighing, I park on the ceiling. He’s still learning.

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