The Man On The Hill.

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More

The man on the hill

Stood up with a torch in his hands

Holding it steady, he shone it at the Moon

He said that if he turned it off

The Moon would be in shadow

And no one would see it.

I didn’t believe him

Until he turned his torch off

Although he said his batteries had run down

Nevertheless, the Moon was gone

Until someone else shined a torch

With longer-lasting batteries than this one.



© GF Willmetts 2017

Category: Short fiction

About the Author ()

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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