Two Lights If I’m Home – Friday Fictioneers – 27 December

Welcome back to the addictive fun of Friday Fictioneers! You know the best fiction can be found right here. Led by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, we take the photo and weave our magic with prose and poetry to entertain you. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic. Douglas M. Macilroy is the source of the photo for inspiration this week.

(Genre:Fiction) (100 words)


“It’ll be five years!” Caitlin cried, tears rolling down her now pink cheeks. The winter air was making its presence known.

“Only five,” Mike countered.

“How will I know you are back?”

“The Cooley Tower, on New Year’s Eve, look for two lights.”


Five years later a maintenance crew grumbled as they worked feverishly to restore power in the Cooley Tower. Eighteen hours of troubleshooting finally resulted in all lights working.


“Look Caitlin,” Julie pointed, “two lights.”

“He’s back! He did come back!”

In Afghanistan a helmet and rifle mark the resting place of Lieutenant Mike Pyle. 



About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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14 Responses to Two Lights If I’m Home – Friday Fictioneers – 27 December

  1. Mike says:

    A sad tale, well told A great take on the prompt.

  2. Steve Lakey says:

    A sad ending, but a powerful story.

  3. Painful… well done, but sad. A three-part story, in flash fiction. Nice!

  4. That certainly has impact. Great little read.

  5. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Joe,

    A bittersweet story to break some hearts with. Well done.



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