This is my entry into the Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Ted Strutz. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
“You box up in here,” Emily said. “I’ll do the bedroom.”
Lizzie nodded numbly, looking at the furniture: the table, chair and ornaments, the old-fashioned lamp. It was strange without Grandma.
They spent the day sorting and boxing. That night Lizzie couldn’t sleep. Trying not to disturb Emily she moved in darkness to the living room.
Sudden light flared. Grandma’s lamp glowed brightly.
Lizzie froze, squinting. Shocked. Another step and she’d have tripped and cracked her head on the fire place.
As Emily flicked on the main lights the glow of grandma’s lamp faded.
It wasn’t even plugged in.
Word Count: 100
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