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Fire

 

Written in response to prompt for The Haunted Wordsmith

Elemental Writing Challenge April 10 

This week’s focus is Fire… Today’s prompt and image: sizzling

 

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Image by Karl Allen Lugmayer from Pixabay

 

Fire

 

The fire roared, scattering embers on the sand

I skirted the nearby shack for any sign of life

Charred, still fuming a body lay at the door

 

It was then that I saw myself

contorted from searing pain

Nauseated by odor of burning flesh

 

I have been chastened

into the Fire of Hell

for lying to my mother

 

Mother is shaking me

” Wake up dear! Wake up!

It’s time for breakfast.”

 

In a pool of sweat

opening my eyes

the aroma of

sizzling breakfast sausages

scare me to hell

 

©Hélène Vaillant