Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about an accursed light, begins after the photo.
Light Number Nine
“What’s the problem, Jennifer?” said the play’s director, Mr. Perkins.
“It’s that light,” winced the teenager. “It’s creepy.”
Perkins joined her on the stage. “It’s just a light.”
“A demonic light.”
“Watch.” Perkins glared at the light. “Hey you! Stop scaring her or I will destroy you, you hear me?” He smiled at Jennifer. “You see? No demon would tolerate that.”
After rehearsals finished and all the students had gone home, Perkins hit the stage light switches. All turned off but one. As he turned, the gaping maw of light number nine hurtling toward him, was the last thing he saw.
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields offers a writer-donated photo as a writing prompt for up to 100 words of flash fiction. This week’s prompt may be found here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/4-april-2014/