Desire for Light by Karen Gamban

As I look up my eyes squint at the rays of light coming from the sun. Sometimes I envy the sun, because unlike the sun, I am dark, dull, and fading. It is the sun that always shines, always radiates light and seems so passionate to burn brightly. As I stand at the very end of the cliff, feeling the warmth of the sun, I prepare myself to meet the end.

Then from behind someone speaks. “Darkness is where light comes from.”

As I turn around the stranger is already walking away, yet he leaves something behind. Desire to live.

 

 

 

 

"Desire for Light" is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.
Karen Gamban
18
Philippines
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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