October 17, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “I see the light in you.” Use the phrase or demonstrate in a story. Who is shining and why?? Who is observing or reacting? What is the setting? Go where the prompt leads!
She appears a mere child, sitting on the sidewalk, a mass of matted hair hanging over sad tired eyes. A sign sits propped in her lap. I drop coins in her cup. Meekly she says, “thank you.”
I ask, “Can I buy you breakfast?”
Skeptical but hungry, “Yes, please.”
Over breakfast she tells me her story. It is sad but typical. A broken home, alcoholic mother, abusive father, she was abandoned.
I tell her about myself. We are kindred spirits. We are comfortable together. I tell her, “I see a light in you. Let me help.” Her eyes sparkle.