- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- KB Gardener | @KBGardener
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Anne Chowdhury | @TwiAddictAnne
- Charles W. Jones | @ChuckWesJ
- Marci Baun | @MarciBaun
- Veronica Jorden | @FirstLastPage
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
Veronica Jorden | @FirstLastPage
Julia says: It was the way she set up an intriguing situation.
Anne Chowdhury | @TwiAddictAnne
Julia says: It was the end line that got me.
Nellie Batz | @solimond
Julia says: Just tickled me it was funny.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Julia says: It was a moment in time but also a complete story.
He didn’t. Minutes went by. The hose teams from Station 58 put water on the fire. A ladder truck arrived. More water. But no Smoke.
The old transient sat nearby being treated by EMTs. He watched me, his rheumy eyes filled with tears.
“Momma dog and pups,” he wheezed. “He went back for ’em.”
My throat was too clogged with fear, burned too much to speak. My badass biker had run back into a burning building to save a stray dog and her puppies. How could I not love a guy like that?
Someone griped my shoulder, shook me.
I looked over at the fire chief. “He’s not coming out.” I felt dead inside.
“Until we bring out his body, this isn’t over.”
The chief had far more faith than I did.
I watched, thinking of happier times. Smoke’s voice whispered in my memory.
**“I know what we can do.” He waggled his brows at me.
“I can just imagine,” I replied, thinking his idea would take us into the bedroom.
“You quit, get on the back of my bike, we ride off into the sunset.”**
So easy, but too late now. The Universe’s joke was on me. The arson investigator and the arsonist. Doomed from the start.
Congratulations TWENTY-THREE TIME WINNER Silver, Veronica, Anne, and Nellie! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
Pass on the great news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, shiny mirrors, Morse Code, and signal flags. Check out all the original tales HERE. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)