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, 14 OCTOBER 2016.
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