FireFly – By S. Scott

September 20, 2009

His side of the bed had been empty for weeks but that night I slept deeply. Wrapped safely in the heat of his body, I dreamt the dreams of home, of family and balance restored. Awoken softly by his breath on my cheek, or a chance moment of mutual cognizance I heard him murmur “look up, Sweetheart”. A lingering dot of floating light appeared in the darkness above us, gracefully dancing, vanishing, reappearing. “I brought you a firefly”.

About the Author

S. Scott

S. Scott is from Balm Beach, Ontario, and is currently studying Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph. Recently, she has had several pieces of creative non-fiction published, including ‘Nuts to You. Or Not’ in the Globe and Mail.

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