The light on the ceiling

“It’s there again.”


“The light on the ceiling.”

“What light?”

“There… the ceiling. No, look up.”

“I can’t see anything.”

“’Cause you’ve not got your glasses on, Henry.”

“I’m not that blind.”

“Well, if you can’t see…”

“Oh, alright. I’ll put them on.”


“Well, what?”

“The light.”

“What light.”

“Oh, Henry. In the corner, touching the ceiling, just about the picture rail.”

“Miriam, you’re imagining things. There’s nothing there.”

“Not now, no.”

“Have you had your eyesight checked recently?”

“You know I have. We went together.”

“They clearly missed something. Maybe they should have checked for you seeing things.”

“Henry! Look, it’s there again!”

“Oh, woman.”

“Please, just look.”

“OK. I’m looking, squinting in fact, but can’t see anything.”

“It moved!”

“… yes, I see it now!”


“Yes, Miriam. I said I see.”

“Well, what is it?”

“I don’t know but it’s tiny. You making all that fuss over a tiny speck of… Oh!”

“Oh, no!”

“What’s it doing that for?”

“I don’t know, Henry, but I’m scared.”

“It’s only a light, nothing to be scared of…”

“But it’s… it’s… Henry!”



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