Short Story Publication: "The Lighthouse Remains" in Coffin Bell Journal: Mythopoeia, Vol. 3 (4)
I'm always on the lookout for literary magazines that are interested in the odd and unusual. So, when I stumbled upon the eerie Coffin Bell Journal, I knew I had to submit something. Excited to share that my short story about a lonely lighthouse keeper, "The Lighthouse Remains," is now available in Coffin Bell Journal: Mythopoeia, Vol. 3, Issue 4!
Like many people, I've always been fascinated by lighthouses. The solitary nature of the lighthouse keeper is both beautiful and heartbreaking, and there's something made of the stuff of fairy tales about the way that lighthouses used to be the only safeguard in a storm for seafaring folk.
In "The Lighthouse Remains," an elderly lighthouse keeper ponders his remaining usefulness in a rapidly advancing world. There are hints of mourning various losses, and then a strange visitor and a chance radio call give the lighthouse keeper one final opportunity to test his mettle.
Many thanks to my partner Bo R. and the fiction writing group at Village Books, all of whom helped this piece reach its final version.
Thanks in advance for diving into "The Lighthouse Remains" in Coffin Bell Journal: Mythopoeia, Vol. 3, Issue 4!
Copyright Alexandra M. Lucas 2020