Friday Fictioneers – Beneath Each Shimmering Light

 

 

Copyright - Lora Mitchell

Beneath Each Shimmering Light (Paranormal, 100 words)

Standing at the window, the scent of lily defying the cityscape, Angelique felt Gabe watching, as if recording her every thought, impression, question.

“One point two million,” he said. “Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers. Saints, sinners. Losers, winners. You’ve been with them when the lights go off, and they’re all alone.”

Angelique fixed her eyes on a distant light. What life unfolds beneath its glow?

“What do you think?” Gabe asked.

“I wonder,” she said, a tremor in her voice, “how they manage when the lights are still on, and they’re all alone.”

He squeezed her shoulder gently. “That’s my girl.”

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36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Beneath Each Shimmering Light

  1. Nice glimpse into Angelique’s character and “humanity.” I like the scent of the lily standing against the city, although as powerful as that scent can be, it may not be any problem.

    You get to get rid of a comma today, free of charge, right here: “…lights are still on, and they’re…”. That comma is unnecessary and Angelique can make it vanish. 🙂

    janet

  2. I really liked this sentence: ““I wonder,” she said, a tremor in her voice, “how they manage when the lights are still on, and they’re all alone.” “

  3. Your writings each week are a treat to read. You paint such beautiful images with words. I picture your characters and see your scenes with an ease that doesn’t not disturb the flow and feel. Always a pleasure.
    Tom

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