Keeping A Light On (100-Worder)

Keeping A Light On.

Every evening, the little old man climbed to the top of the spiral staircase to light the lamp; staying there, thinking upon life, until the dawn’s early light rose. He slept, during the day, in a cot near the base of the lighthouse; eating the food that the kind folk from the village left him.

For forty years he had tended to the flame that shone out for the mariners’ safety; like his father, and his grandfather, before him.

The mariners, whose sea had receded ten miles beyond the old coast line many, many years ago.

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3 responses to “Keeping A Light On (100-Worder)

  1. Always impresses me the workers of the light-house… Todays world don’t need them anymore…. They were amazing and great people. Thank you, and Good Morning, Love, nia

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