“Daymark” – Substack

A woman faces her fear while photographing the Outer Banks.

She steps inside the door cut into the lighthouse’s red base and slides over for visitors stepping off or onto the staircase spiraling up toward the keeper’s quarters and beacon. A ranger notes the one-million bricks used for building the lighthouse, summer temperatures inside can reach over one-hundred degrees, and the black stripe painted on the lighthouse’s white background: “A good daymark can be seen from a distance on a clear day.”

William Auten – “Daymark”

“Daymark,” a short story, now available on Substack.

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