The light was switched on as the children got ready for bed.
The light shone while the sun left for the night.
The light cast the shadows of their stuffed animals up the wall and their collaborative performance helped to keep the bad things at bay.
The light flickered while the moth fluttered and tapped at the window.
The light finally went out just before the sun rose.
The children didn’t notice as they had long since fallen asleep under its safe glow.
It would never cast its warmth over them again.
Another would take its place the next evening.