On Fire
Sirens scream while lights, like fireworks of red and white, slice at twinkling skies. Engines slow, firemen race inside for the old couple.

Blanket-wrapped, on the street, they whisper: “Think they’ll figure it out?”

The Chief sadly reports: “The cause is under investigation.”

They nod, squeezing closer, bedroom sheets smoldering.

Selected Story of the Week: March 21, 2015, 50 Word Stories

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