Friday Fictioneers – The Keeper Of The Flame

Work has been kicking my butt lately, so I haven’t been as active as I like. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do better now that summer is leaving. Here’s my offering for the fictioneers this week.


copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Keeper Of The Flame

I tend to these coals like they are my children. They’re the lifeblood of my tribe.

Without fire, my tribe would have died out a long time ago. Every generation has one person, a boy or a girl, who keeps these flames going constantly. These flames help make our food, bend our metal, and even forge our lore.

My great uncle was a keeper of the flames, my father as well, and it was passed to me when I turned 21. In the shade of the big buildings, there are very few of my kind left.

I am the keeper of the flame. This is my role, this is my life.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Keeper Of The Flame

  1. Welcome to the Hot Mess clan, Keeper of the Flame.
    Meet your spiritual clan members: Flame Thrower Guardian, Hot Stuff Maiden, Barbeque Pit Attendant , Louisiana Hot Sauce Sentry, the Hot Times in the Old Town Tonight Custodian.

    You must be a keeper! Congratulation.

    Good story, Randy

  2. Miles, This leans heavily toward being a story of the future. The “tall buildings” changed the background of the story in a surprise twist. Let’s hope mankind doesn’t suffer that kind of future.Of course, there’s the possibility of this being another world than ours. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

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