Short Story: Stumbling in the Dark
With careful steps, he felt his way through the dark. His feet didn’t make a sound as he crept heel to toe across the-
Something stabbed his foot. He stumbled at the sharp pain and crashed to the ground.
The light switched on. His daughter sat up from her bed.
“Sorry, Love.” He looked down at the broken pieces of what used to be a toy arrow. He swept it aside with his feet. “I’ll fix that later.”
He returned to his daughter’s bed and sat on the chair.
“Lie down. I’ll stay until you go back to sleep,” he said and patted her pillow. She settled back down and her turned off the light.
With a quiet sigh, he leaned back in his chair and prepared for another long wait.
Next time, he would not forget his phone again.
Genre: slice of life, family