The rest of you should go read it, too. It's a powerful story. (But, hey, don't take my word for it. halyn says, "It's like listening in on someone else's meditation and getting your foot caught in the rotors.")
Once you've read the story -- here, have a pollthing to stimulate discussion! A full backstory exists -- there is technically a "right" answer to the first question -- but I'm curious to see who gets what sorts of heads or tails out of it, knowing only what you read. ;)
Briefly, what is the story behind 'Candle'?
Impressions of the story? (choose any that apply)