Trapped Light

The twinkle was still there

May the 4th be with you! What is WonHundred Word Wednesdays? It’s when a group of amazing authors and I write 100 word stories all based on the same short prompt and post them. All the variations are fun to read.

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She checked the still doorway before returning to her task. Cobwebs tickled her fingers but the top shelf remained obstinately empty of objects. Stepping a rung higher, the ladder shifted precariously under her weight.

The box nudged her fingers as she grasped to steady herself. “There you are.” Tucking the box under her arm, she retreated to floor. At least she hadn’t sprained her ankle this time.

Cracking the lid, she looked at the waiting crystal in relief. The twinkle was still there.

“Ah, the star,” he said behind her.

She snapped the lid closed. “It will never be yours.”

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