“Hearts of Fire”

“Hearts of Fire”

The gas lamp sparked to life. Its flame yawned and stretched inside its glass housing, then it remembered the question. Full of excitement, it looked around and found its matching neighbor already awake.

“Good morning,” the neighboring flame said.

“Yes,” the first flame said, its voice crackling with glee.

“Uh, yes, good morning,” the neighbor said. It seemed flustered. “I’m wondering-”


“Uh, yes, like I said, I’m wondering, if you remember, I asked you a question the last time we were awake?”


“Oh good,” the neighbor said. “Do you have an ans-”

“Yes!!! I want to marry you!”

Thanks for reading!

Written for the Friday Fictioneers,Β 14 OCTOBER 2016.

For more stories based on this prompt, go to the linkup.

PHOTO PROMPT Β© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

100 words.


30 thoughts on ““Hearts of Fire”

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ RIght! With the 100-word limit I gave up on trying to tell that story but it’s really interesting to think about. What’s their existence like, being awake for maybe an hour or two at a time, and sleeping for who knows how long in between. I guess they’ d have to make the most of every second they’re awake.

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    1. Thanks Jade! Yeah, the storyline was kind of simple. I thought about adding a twist at the end but decided I wanted to preserve the sweetness this time, just to mix it up a little. πŸ™‚ My last story was so dark, I wanted to compensate. πŸ˜‰

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