“Light the lamp, Matthew. Set it clearly in the window.”
“But, Father, it’s burned every night for months. Tom’s not coming home.”
“Yes, he is. He promised me.”
“You know we heard that his whole battalion was wiped out.”
“No. I feel him in my heart. He lives. And this snowstorm is so thick; he’ll need the light to guide him through the woods.”
“But there’s only a few hours of oil left.”
“Light the lamp, Matthew. The oil will last. The lamp will burn until your brother walks through that door.”
Join the fun writing your own 100-word story based on this week’s prompt: BURN.