Photo prompt © Jan Wisoff-Fields



Kelvin M. Knight

‘Dear God, help me!’

Glaring at the darkness, he prayed again but all he saw were her fairy lights, pinpricks upon his soul, day after day.

‘No more!’

He threw a stone at her lights. Glass smashed. Lights dimmed.

‘Good night,’ he hissed, tears welling his eyes.

He threw every stone nearby. When her snaking line of lights flopped, when only one light remained, he lifted his spectacles and rubbed tired wet eyes.

Now that lone fairy light blossomed, into a tree full of lights, each one brilliantly bright.

Shielding his eyes, he flopped to his knees and prayed again.

(100 words)

Thank you to everyone for joining in this week (25/08/17), and reading each other’s stories. You don’t have to be a Friday Fictioneer to read our stories so please don’t be shy, there is a mix of styles and storylines all inspired by the same photo.

Thanks, as ever, to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers so congenially.


26 thoughts on “Shortsightedness

  1. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.


  2. That was wonderfully written, Kelvin. I loved all the comments and they gave me even more to ponder. I like to think that last one would not be extinguished because it cannot.

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  3. He really hates fairy lights.
    Less flippantly, I presume that she left him, either of her own volition or not, and he was trying to rid himself, but couldn’t. I suspect, having written that, that she didn’t leave of her own volition.
    Of course, I could be totally off the mark. I understand that it’s happened before. heh. 😉

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    1. Dear Rochelle

      I think so. I have never actually been camping with fairy lights, or picnic tables. But, yes, that tree came at the right moment… Fortuitous or one of those immediate answers to heartfelt personal prayer?




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