My life gathered round.

Eve, the passionate glowing flames, lightening the dark.

Martha and Olivia, flickering young embers floating playfully.

Mother and father, wisps of smoke dissipating.

The campfire warmth fades.

A life that burned brightly ends.

The cold shadow of night envelops.

Farewell, sweet Earth. I drift away.


Written for the Scottish Book Trust’s monthly 50-word Fiction competition. Write a story in 50 words or less based on a photo prompt – this month’s task was to write a story featuring a camp fire. More information HERE

8 responses to “THE DYING LIGHT”

  1. Thank you for following my blog. As a result I found your lovely fiction.
    And you’ve gathered it together for a self-published book — Much more energy than I have!
    This dying firelight writing is so evocative. Good work.

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    1. You are very kind indeed! From your blog it looks like you have plenty of energy. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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  2. […] got the prompt for this one from Iain Kelly’s blog. He wrote a 50 word story based on the photo above in response to the Scottish Book Trust’s […]

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  3. More poetic than your usual writing. I decided to write my own bit of fiction and enter it. I’m not particularly interesting in winning anything, I just like to write.

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    1. Same here James, it’s another prompt and a different challenge in just the 50 words. I was at a bit of a loss so decided to try something a bit different. Not sure if it’s particularly good, but I enjoyed the change.


  4. Gorgeous writing. It’s very poetic 🙂

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    1. Thanks, not too confident with poetry, I know you write a lot of it so I’m pleased you liked this 🙂

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      1. I very much do 🙂 Great job 😊

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