The Lighthouse Part Five

Here is The Lighthouse Part Five. Here is a link to part one so you can read it from the beginning. Next month I’ll be working on a completely different story.


“We probably shouldn’t use any of these photos, just in case. That man seemed like he would not be happy with that.”

“You’re probably right,” she sighed. 

They walked in silence until they arrived at the park. 

“I can’t believe I’m too late,” Kiki said. “I should have buckled down sooner.”

“You had no way of knowing,” Barty tried to reassure her.

“Still. Now the lighthouse is gone.”

“I thought you didn’t want to buy it.”

“I said I couldn’t afford to buy it, there’s a difference.”

“And you were hoping that selling your book would help you have the money to pay for it,” he realized.

“I guess that’s what I was hoping for, yes.”

“I’ll get to work on your cover then,” Barty said. “I’ll come up with some new ideas and get them to you soon.”

“Thank you,” she said. “Not that there is any real rush anymore.”

They walked in silence again until they made it to her apartment building. 

“I’m sorry that today didn’t work out,” he said.

“Me too,” Kiki agreed before she opened the door. She went inside alone and tried not to think about the sale of the lighthouse.

Instead of going home, Barty walked around town thinking about what his plan was for Kiki’s cover. Barty wanted it to be better than it would have been had he been able to use the images of the lighthouse. He wound up by the river. He took his camera out just in case, and he walked along the bank. 

Nothing really caught his eye, so he didn’t force any images. Instead of turning around, he cut through the grassy area up to the road. And that’s when he saw the flowering trees.

Those could have potential. He thought. Barty walked up to one and photographed a branch of pink and white flowers. He caught different angles of them until he thought he had something. Then he continued around town. 

Barty photographed what interested him, and when his battery was dead, he decided that it was time to head home. He pulled up the images on his computer and he sent a few that he liked to Kiki. Including the one of the flowering tree.

A few minutes later she replied to him, picking the flowering tree image. 

The Lighthouse Part Five. This is the flowering tree the Kiki used for her cover.

They chatted for the rest of the afternoon while he worked on making her cover.

When it was finished, he sent that to her, along with a message of encouragement because of the lighthouse. 

Kiki got back to him immediately, suggesting changes to the font and size of the title. She thanked him for his words of encouragement and told him that it was for the best that it didn’t work out this time. She also told him that she had a publication date, and that it was swiftly approaching.

Barty was really happy for her, and he wished her book much success. They both said their goodbyes for the night since they both had a lot of work to do, but they agreed to hang out later in the week, once they had time for a break.


I hope you enjoyed The Lighthouse part five. I can’t wait to share a new story with you guys next month. Did you enjoy the installment style or should I get one whole story in one month? Let me know below.

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