Posted in Life and After, Twisted Tales

The Lamp Lighter

She lighted the countless lamps

of the fairytale castle

every night,

hoping for love

of the handsome Prince.


The day she died,

the castle alone mourned–

its halls dark

through the night.


While the Prince cursed

and stumbled around

looking for a trickle of light.

Image by Cody Board on Unsplash


I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

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