Writing Prompt #6: I stared at the flames that had …

Written By: Jess - Apr• 30•14

FlamesToday’s Prompt:

I stared at the flames that had …

My 100 Words:

Grey flecks coated everything before another blast of wind picked them up and pushed them past us.

My stomach dropped whenever a flicker of orange appeared among the ash, confirming that we were losing the fight.

“What a waste,” Greg muttered as the thick smoke inched its way through the trees. “We even warned them early.”

Sweat beaded on his check behind his visor, making me conscious of drops that rolled along my rib cage. Not knowing what to say, I stared at the flames that had already overtaken half of the forest and hoped we could contain it here.


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  1. Alison says:

    I love the look into the firefighter’s view! Well done

  2. I enjoyed this being from a firefighter’s perspective

  3. cool. My brother is a firefighter, and I can just picture him saying this.

  4. jaclynweist says:

    I hope they can save it!

  5. Very nice. We had a wildfire here and that sweat dripping down your side. Seriously what we felt…

  6. Powerful imagery. I really love the language you use, from the “grey flecks” to the way you make us aware of the dripping sweat. Really immersive.

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