Mum whispered, ‘Uncle John will be staying with us. He’s lost his way.’

I decided to help him find where he was going.

I gift wrapped a map for him.

Then, days later, taped my compass back together and showed him how to use it.

Last week, I bought him a note pad to plan his routes.

He’s gone home now.

Mum said that I’d been his beacon.

I hope he doesn’t get lost again.


Originally published: Paragraph Planet