Friday Fictioneers: Do You Really Think You Light Up Our Lives? (Dedicated to our power companies)

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Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

 © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

           Do You Really Think You Light Up Our Lives?
                   (Dedicated to our power companies)

Whitney sits by the window as evening arrives. She lights the two lanterns she bought earlier in the day, knowing the power would not be back on soon. She clasps her necklace, humming a small song, feeling her throat vibrate against the back of her palm.

Arnold closes the door behind him, looks forlorn, and whispers, “Still no work…”

He looks up hearing Whitney voice the words that he loves hearing her sing,

“… You light up my life… Give me hope… To carry on… Light up my days…”

He finishes that last line before kissing her, “… And fill my nights with song.” *

Randy Mazie

* My thanks and apologies to Composer: Joseph Brooks for use of his lyrics to “You Light Up My Life”.

For those of you who have some extra time on your hands, here is the link to my first FF story for this prompt entitled, “You Are So Revered”. A modern retelling of the love and work of Paul Revere!


33 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Do You Really Think You Light Up Our Lives? (Dedicated to our power companies)

    • As I wrote to the commenter above you:
      “Thank you. I closed my eyes to get a sensory feel for the moment and felt the back of her hand. Love doing that.One of my mentor’s calls that a ‘felt sense’.”

  1. I agree with the other comments about the sensory detail – it grabbed me instantly. I like your notion of ‘felt senses’. Terrific story and I love the romantic ending.

  2. I liked both stories, Randy. It would be hard to be as needy as in this story. We’re not needy but the electricity still sometimes goes off. We have a battery lantern. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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