Robert is casually browsing through the news channels while Mary is enjoying her evening tea with her favorite novel. A random news channel is showing an incident of a fire outbreak in the heart of the city . Robert mutters “ these callous electricians and negligent people” as he hops over to the next channel . Mary is distracted by Robert’s comment . “What’s wrong? “ she asks. “Oh nothing ! just another fire outbreak in the city “, Robert responds thoughtlessly and they both get back to their respective diversions, until the noise of the telephone breaks in . “Your son has been admitted to our hospital “ , announces the receptionist at the Columbia hospital to Mary . Robert realizes that Sam, their son, had been a victim to the fire outbreak televised at the local news channel earlier that evening that he had so casually dismissed . Sam’s parents learn that it would have been impossible for Sam to survive the ordeal without the heroic “do or die “ dedication of the firefighters , who had successfully rescued Sam and his colleagues from the claws of danger.
This story was written for FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #22where participants have to write a flash fiction piece under 200 words, inspired by the photo prompt.
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