Daily Prompt: It’s Alive!

Write a Q&A-style interview with an inanimate object.


Hello Mrs. Candle, thank you for taking the time to speak with me today.
No problem, what can I do for you? What would you like to know?
I see that you are not currently lit, there any particular reason why?
As beautiful as it may be when I’m lit, it always takes a huge piece of me. Over time I’m deformed and wither away. If I want to stay youthful, I must chose wisely when I am lit. I hope to only be lit for special occasions where my light can be appreciated.
Oh I see! I never even thought of it like that. That’s good to know. Being on fire from time to time, does that scare you?
No, I don’t mind it so much if I’m not kept on fire for too long. Sometimes it gets really scary if no one is around and I’ve been lit for a while.
Why is it scary?
Well… for one, I might melt to a terrible mess. I’m always afraid I’ll waste away this way and for what? Because I was forgotten? Left to burn out and no one was there to see it? It’s terrifying! Also because, one time, there was a draft and I could feel my flame swaying back and forth. It was scary because I knew there were curtains near by. What would I have done if the curtains caught on fire from my flame? I wouldn’t be able to do anything as I die in a terrible fire accident!
That kind of ties back in with our first question, doesn’t it? I guess it’s safe to say you’re afraid to die?
I know it’s inevitable. It’s just, I’m not ready to go. There is still so many more seasons to see and face to meet. I’d rather stick around for as long as I can before my time is up. I mean, wouldn’t you want to live for as long as you possibly when you know there are so many wonderful things this world has to offer? I can’t imagine any one wanting to leave any of this!
I guess you are right. What a silly question for me to have asked! Well thank you so much for your time Mrs. Candle. May your light burn brightly for all to see so you can be cherished for the warmth you bring. Happy Holidays!
I didn’t really want to participate in this daily prompt. It felt silly to me, however, I’m glad that I did. Not that it was a great piece or anything, but because I’m sticking to my goal of writing a little every day. Also because… I just talked to a candle which I probably would have never done if it wasn’t for this prompt! Yay for new experiences, right? ;P

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