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

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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.”

“Barely.”

“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.

“Wait!”

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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