The Lullaby: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

FF 1153 Janet Webb

Photo copyright Janet Webb

The Lullaby

Lucy slept soundly in the soft bed, under the warm quilt in the cabin inherited from her grandmother. When she awoke, she discovered the light in the bedroom was not moonlight, but from the jar and the candle on the table: they glowed.

As she picked up the candlestick, stones lining the path outside the window lit up. She ventured outside, unlit candle in hand. The closer she got to the path, the brighter the candlelight became.

She thought she heard someone singing a lullaby. Lucy looked back at the cabin only once, then followed the sound of the song.

The photo from this week is by Janet Webb. You can check out Janet’s blog here.

To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

16 thoughts on “The Lullaby: Fiction Friday

  1. Well, yes – but with most Friday Fictioneers, I’d expect the worst. You, however, have written of the beauty of Lucy’s experience. If you subsequently had something bad happen to Lucy, I would be really shocked. Sometimes one needs to follow the inexplicable, the beautiful, the unknown, in order to fully realise one’s humanity.

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