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The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

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By Paul Pen

A haunting and hopeful story of researching mild in even the darkest of places.

For his entire existence, the boy has lived underground, in a basement along with his mom and dad, grandmother, sister, and brother. ahead of he was once born, his kinfolk used to be disfigured via a hearth. His sister wears a white masks to hide her burns.

He spends his hours along with his cactus, analyzing his publication on bugs, or touching the only ray of sun that filters in via a crack within the ceiling. Ever given that his sister had a toddler, everyone’s been appearing very surprisingly. The boy starts to ask yourself why they by no means say who the daddy is, approximately what occurred sooner than his personal beginning, approximately why they’re close away.

A few days in the past, a few fireflies arrived within the basement. His grandma acknowledged, There’s no creature extra striking than person who could make its personal gentle. That mild makes the boy are looking to get away, to grasp the skin international. challenge is, all of the doorways are locked. And he doesn’t understand how to get out…

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She didn’t want to be saved, she wanted a new pair of Jimmy Choos. The bar he took her too was expensive, dark and richly furnished. They took a discreet booth at the back and he spent time listening to her, he seemed genuinely interested, wanted to know all about his ‘date’. That was fine by her, she was happy to chat with this decent looking guy. He made her feel important, wanted, real good. They downed two drinks and he walked her back to her apartment on Bleecker Street. “Don’t look at the mess,” she smiled.

The two cruisers were outside as promised, the cops already waiting for them. She led him over to her car, he should have known of course. This was one fancy lady. No compact for her, she opened the door of a Porsche 911 Carrera. At least it was in a mid-gray color, not a bright yellow or red like some Porsche owners opted for. Still, it was pretty conspicuous for a cop, even a Fed. He wondered where she got the money for such fancy wheels, it wasn’t more than a couple of years old. She read his mind.

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