November 12, 2021

Published November 10, 2021 by rochellewisoff
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PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

I received a post card from Ted last week. It’s apparent that Ted is working off his back end in rehab and I was thrilled to get something written in his own hand. Keep up the good work, Ted! He asked if I could write a story about a lighthouse. So the following is my story.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT

“Play me a song, Mormor.” Six-year-old Agnes clapped her hands.

Helga Settles looked up from her bread dough. “Is that the proper way to ask your grandmother?”

The child pouted. “Please.”

Hilma poised her violin bow. “What would you like to hear, lilla gummun?”

Lilting music swelled the kitchen. Helga gazed out at the sea. Her Arvel, father of her five children, would soon be home from his twelve-hour shift at Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Tomorrow guests would fill their house.

She breathed in the aroma of baking sponge cake. Salmon sizzled on the stove. No one left Helga’s table hungry.

To learn more about the Settles family CLICK HERE

  • If you’d like to send Ted a card or note to encourage him, email me at rwisofffields.wordart@gmail.com for the snail mail address. 😀

69 comments on “November 12, 2021

    • Dear Linda

      You’re lucky. Neither of my grandmothers were like Helga. Actually, the baker in my family was my dad. His favorite place was in the kitchen. While I was in labor with my third son, he was feeding the nurses cherry cream cheese muffins (I got the last one, once the baby was born. 😉 )
      Thank you re my story. Glad it evoked memories. 😀

      Shalom

      Rochelle

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    They sound as welcoming as a certain character from a certain book we read 😉 Beautifully done and I enjoyed the linked article. Such a lovely life they led!

    Shalom and lotsa brightly lit love,

    Dale

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    A lighthouse story full of the light of love! Perfect for dark days and hopeful ones too. I can’t help but think that when Arvel steps into his house his heart will thrill for the smells of baking that signify the warmth and comfort of his family.

    Shalom u’vracha,
    Dora

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