World On Fire, by Angela Carlton
The world is on fire, another match is lit and someone in the street screams. A girl with braided hair, pink lip gloss stands there, stiff; eyes wide, like a bomb sits at her toes. She came here for change, for peace, they said. Bam, a red truck explodes in the night, its fragments burst up in the sky, a heavy glow. For a moment, she is still, fixated by the eerie sight. The embers are pushing-pushing-pushing up into the darkness and rise with fierce-heat, rage before she whispers, “help me.”
Paritosh Chandra Dugar
4/9/2020 06:39:48 pm
A superb word picture. Well done, Angela.
5/9/2020 02:49:19 am
Thank you, a lovely compliment!
5/9/2020 03:09:19 am
Very good!! Keep up the good work.
5/9/2020 03:39:39 am
Great description. I could feel the heat.
5/9/2020 07:11:42 am
Excellent writing from this author. I would love to see more stories from her. The vividness of her writing is amazing. It makes you feel empathy for this young girl and want to help save her.
5/9/2020 04:58:08 pm
Well written Angela.
6/9/2020 12:37:36 pm
Well crafted short story! Waiting for what comes next.
10/9/2020 05:03:57 pm
Well Done, Very descriptive. I can see it in my mind's eye.
29/11/2020 02:57:11 pm
You are so talented
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