My first attempt at a 50 word-er!!!
The title is the biggest hint to understanding the story!!
He was scared, wary, of his mother; who if disturbed in her sleep would definitely give him a good whack!
Currently, he tried obstructing the light originating from the candle with his hands.
He tried to put off the candle again.
“Mom!”, she screamed.
Jennifer came rushing, “What!?”
“I swear I’d just lit the candle!”
“It’s put off again!”