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May 21, 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge

This week’s Flash Fiction Challenge comes from Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about 100 candles. What do they light, and why? Think about contrast or symbolism. Are the candles large, small, or stars in the night? Go where the prompt leads!

Sadhika awoke feeling different – calm and filled with purpose.

She vaguely recalled a voice in her dream saying, “You were chosen for greatness. Do 100 acts of charity to show your commitment and more awaits you.” She turned her head and saw 100 tealight candles spread on the concrete floor from her window to her cot.

Without hesitation, Sadhika bought rice with $10 she had left and distributed rations to the needy. When she returned, a candle was lit. The next day, she helped a single mother get hired and saw another candle alight.

Sadhika completed 100 charitable acts in 90 days. Can you?

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