Each life counts

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.

Image courtesy : https://www.pexels.com/photo/accident-action-danger-emergency-260367/

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6 thoughts on “Each life counts

  1. This story shares a very important message, Moon. So often we don’t pay much attention to the things going on around us or in other people’s lives… not until it becomes persons, THEN we begin to care. Somehow we all need to realize that for life to be good we must ensure it is good and safe for everyone, and we must remember that we are all family. I am sad that Robert and Mary had such a frightening wake up call. Your stories are very real and they speak to me always! XOXO, J

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    • So so true .I really appreciate your insightful words . Thanks so much for reading the story and I am so glad you can relate to them . Love …

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