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Yeah Write #38: Fortitude (#flashfiction)

candlesMaia dropped twenty-two candles onto the scale.

“You alone lit but one on your candelabra.  Why?”

“Teacher, you said the caves represent our future and candle weights our fortitude.   I needed only one  — the year I’ve not lived — to light a torch.”




2 comments on “Yeah Write #38: Fortitude (#flashfiction)

  1. Cyn K
    April 7, 2016

    This put me in mind of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.


  2. Liv
    April 11, 2016

    Only one candle needed…


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