Light of Life

Sunday Photo Fiction

137 01 January 3rd 2016

Candace cried. After months of sleepless nights and almost-give-up moments, she’d done it. She sniffed, clasping tight the locket Jerry had given her on their wedding day.

Looking at the structure in front of her, she sighed. The town had mocked him and though she was a firm supporter, in her heart  she too had been a quiet skeptic; and he knew that, even though he never showed it.

Give electricity to the entire town? Impossible!

And one by one they’d left. But not Jerry, he refused to leave the place his ancestors helped build. After the war which left half the world uninhabitable and powerless, they were the lucky ones.

There was a knock at her door one night, as shopkeeper Marty McPherson sadly gave her the news. He’d survived the war, only to be killed when an unexploded ordnance detonated on his walk home.

Heartbroken but determined Candace decided to follow through and she had.

Grasping the lever, she closed her eyes, whispered a small prayer and pulled. Even with her eyes shut she could feel the warmth of the light. Jerry would’ve been proud.

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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22 Responses to Light of Life

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    I enjoyed this story. I liked how your character even though she was sceptical of her husband’s idea to give the whole town power; she believed I him when he died and followed through with his plans. Some might say she believed to late. But I think sometimes in life we require something bad happening to us to do the right thing. Great job!

  2. Bastet says:

    I enjoyed your story very much, so sad that the poor guy had gotten it right and not lived to reap his well earned glory. Great write. 🙂

  3. Martin Flux says:

    As they say: The last thing to die is hope. Jerry would indeed be proud.

  4. Wonderful story! So sad that her husband was killed walking home but sweet that she believed in him enough to give the town his “light.”

  5. Steve Lakey says:

    A story of hope triumphing over sadness. 😀

  6. Ally says:

    Great story and had me hooked from the beginning.

    Ally 🙂

  7. There is always hope. I love this story. Even in death his legacy lives on.

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