Scared as Hell – Flash Fiction

Fire Flash Fiction

Sitting by the pool I looked up to see smoke coming out from our apartment window.

Panic-struck,  I yelled, “Oh my God”, I’d left candles burning in my bedroom unintentionally.

Panic turned to terror then into shock thinking my step-mother would kill me for setting fire to our home.

A neighbour saw how stressed I was, grabbed me and took me into her apartment where she made me get into a cold shower and drink a straight shot of whiskey hoping that this would calm me down.

Everything turned out okay. My step-mother was happy that I was alright.

 

This flash fiction was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a short story or poem using “Fire” as the prompt.

Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

9 thoughts on “Scared as Hell – Flash Fiction

  1. That the girl was terrified over what the step-mother would do is telling of that relationship, although she responded appropriately. It would be terrifying to recall lit candles upon seeing flames. My daughters were burning mantras in a bowl and it set their carpet on fire. They fled the house in terror, but my son calmly doused the flames with a water bucket, explaining he didn’t want to lose his Legos!

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