On that first weekend in December, our family decided to spend a few days at our mountain cabin. We were excited to spend a last weekend away before winter.
Flakes fell, becoming a blizzard, and soon we were plunged into the dark, the power knocked out. Our old oil lamp became our only light, but we made the best of it.
The following morning, with impassable roads, we hunkered down, knowing we weren’t going anywhere soon. Still, we had plenty of food, but not much lamp oil. One night followed another, but our lamp continued to shine, lasting eight days.
Nancy Brady, 2018
This week’s 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction prompt at Carrot Ranch (https://www.carrotranch.com) was “into the dark,” and it needed to be incorporated into the flash fiction. Here is my entry, but read them all at Carrot Ranch. It is surprising all the clever stories the writers over there present each week, and they are worth checking out.