Paper Lanterns

I think most of us agree that paper lanterns are pretty amazing to watch.

I was originally planning to write a different nano fiction piece. It still had to do with fire, but it was a different character and story.

Until recently my laptop home screen was a lantern festival by Wang Ling Wolp. I love the image, so while thinking of a story about fire, I kept seeing paper lanterns. So, I set aside the other idea for now. ;)


Paper Lanterns


He rose into the sky under a sail of paper and paint, a flickering firefly glow.

When the air grew thin and his heart grew cold, he looked up into the night.

Still so far, so far…

a flame can never become a star.

Paper Lanterns





Just B. Jordan is a high fantasy author. She graduated high school a year early and received her first publishing contract at the age of 18. Never To Live is her first novel. Find it here.

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