In response to the Tea Room’s September Challenge.
Jeremiah smiled, wishing he’d learn long ago of this simple trick to keep his Brat quiet. Too bad it would be for such a short time.
Micah had his nose almost touching the side of a glass container, completely mesmerized by the flickering lights from inside it.
“Push it back from your face, Micah. You’ll still be able to see them with the jar a few inches away.”
“They’re beginning to fade.” Micah was crestfallen.
“It’s time to set them free, my love.” Jeremiah felt a touch of sadness as the fireflies flew off into the stillness of the night.
Note: A firefly is a winged nocturnal beetle that, during courtship, produces an intermittent light from luminescent chemicals in its’ abdominal organs.