Friday Fictioneers – Light of Love

ff050214Big Norm Cawthorne never got over losing his Lindy-Mae.

The light in my life,’ he called her.

After her passing they say Norm was never the same man again. Spent his days rummaging through endless yard sales and flea markets – what he was looking for, nobody really knew, or cared.

Turns out Norm wasn’t alone for long. When they found him the Cawthorne place was lit up like a Christmas tree. However, seems no matter what he did he could never get enough: no amount of flickering bulbs could illuminate the darkness Lindy-Mae’s passing had left in his life.

Now he is back in her glow for ever.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Light of Love

  1. paulmclem Post author

    Thanks to everybody for the ‘Likes’ and comments. The idea behind the story was a man looking to replace the light his wife used to bring into his life. My thinking was a man who was both slightly confused and one who was suffering from a form of SAD – the ailment where light can remove the depression some people get when seasons change. Norm needed to fill his house with light. However, no matter how many lamps he had they didn’t make up for losing his wife. The house does not go up in flames – he simply dies alone at home.

    Appreciate the time people have taken to stop by.



    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks, Dawn. To be honest the prompt immediately brought a romantic tale to mind – I think I may even have said to myself ‘I hope Dawn likes this!’ 🙂


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