“He has candles in his room again.”

“I know.”

“There aren’t candles anywhere else in the house. Why candles in his room?”

“That was all he asked for for Christmas.”

“Don’t you think that is a little strange?”

“Did you talk to him?”

“Come on, honey. How do you talk about candles? Did you?”

“Yes. It’s because of all the kids we allow to stay here. We seem to have a different child every weekend.”

“So… candles?”

“He says he can’t save children, like we do… So he lights a candle and prays for each of them every night.”

Written for Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge. Requirements: December 16, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “spreading the light.” You can use it to honor or memorialize a loved one

10 thoughts on “FOSTER HAVEN

  1. This is a really sweet story. First, that the foster parents are taking the boy in and mainly because he is lighting candles for boys/girls who do not have a home to sleep and live in. I’m not sure but I think that is an Anglican or a Catholic thing but I really like it. It’s good to pray for others.

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