Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.
Genre: Narrative Fiction
Word Count: 100
I thought about my apprenticeship instructor, Mike, and his cautionary words in my first class: “Before you touch anything, get out your circuit tester and check for voltage. Do not trust your own mother if she tells you that a circuit is dead.”
Fast forward six years and I am standing on a ladder in the dining room of my parents’ home replacing their overhead light fixture.
The dimmer switch is off and I am twisting the last wire splice when my mother said, ”Let me turn on the light so you don’t have to work in the dark.”