Ed returned from the store with two bags full of stuff. Edna watched curiously as he emptied a dozen flashlights out of one bag and several boxes of batteries out of the other.
Ed loaded the batteries into the flashlights and tested each unit. He had a battery inserted backwards in one, and quickly fixed it. “I shall return,” he said as he placed the working flashlights back into the larger bag.
“What’s going on?”
“Just doin’ what the preacher said,” Ed replied.
“His message really struck a chord, Edna.”
“Tis the season to spread the light.”
This 99-word story is my contribution to the December 16 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to write a story about "spreading the light."