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Friday Fictioneers: The Lighthouse Keeper

December 31, 2013

I’m only 96 hours late…

It’s Friday Fictioneers time! Friday Fictioneers is a group of talented writers who gather weekly (yes, on Friday) at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog where we find her photo prompt. Then, armed with a photograph, we scatter back to our respective corners of the world to write a 100-word flash fiction response to the weekly prompt.

If you’re someone who likes to write, feel free to join in the fun. Just click on the link above for the (very simple) rules and the photo.

That’s it, here’s my story. And Happy New Year to you!

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The Lighthouse Keeper

Years ago the Gods left earth. The Elders say the Gods left without warning; one day their ships were anchored above Atlanta, Kinshasa and Guangzhou, the next day: gone.  The technology they shared eliminated war, famine and disease. Greed was a memory. Eventually the Corporations rose and through an apathetic populace more interested in comfort and personal diversions, they gained power. Greed and suffering returned.

I’m the lighthouse keeper. I light the fire that sends rays of hope to the heavens. Tonight I use the last of the fuel leaving us with no way to reach the Gods but prayer.

 

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