a story about the different beacons lighthouses use

Stories are meant to be shared:

Facebook Reddit Tumblr Twitter

<<< first story           < previous story           next story >           latest story >>>

The Black Beacon

a story about the different beacons lighthouses use

We lighthouse keepers are a mysterious lot. We have many beacons for many situations.

The red beacon of danger says “STAY AWAY” to ships that might run aground prematurely.

The yellow beacon of welcome says “COME CLOSE” to the ships we are ready to take in.

Today, for the first time, each of us prepares to light our black beacon.


Not to the ships at sea, no, but to the fleet we have been collecting beneath the waves for centuries.

PS: I rounded up some of my favourite horror pieces from The Shortest Story in a new blog entry for The Story Engine.

In case you missed it, The Story Engine is my new deck of writing prompts, story ideas, D&D campaign ideas, character concepts, and more!


Short story written by Peter Chiykowski

website   twitter   facebook   instagram   

Story prompt taken from a photo by Philipp Pilz

website   instagram