Behind them the sky was black, but ahead at the horizon it was pale blue which adjoined the black in a band of indigo overhead.
His friends were writers, Theo and Martha, visiting from Nevada, not often around the ocean, so they had all risen early, and set out to watch the sunrise over the Atlantic. The sand felt cool on their bare feet as they headed across the beach.
As they approached the water they found lying in the sand a small wax figure. Designed as a candle, with a wick on top, it had obviously…