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Your Photo Prompt for Week #28 – 2016

Old Man


The  Only Thing Left

George looked at his watch. It was the only thing he had left.

Sleeping soundly, he did not know his house was on fire until the room was full of smoke.  He was unable to breathe, began coughing and rolled off the bed to the floor.

He lost his bearings and became confused as he crawled across the floor.  Reaching for what he thought was a door , he burned his hand on the edge of the door.

The door opened after he pulled on it, but his body blocked it from opening wide enough for him to crawl out of the room.

George collapsed and fell unconscious.  When he recovered he had an oxygen mask on his face and was lying in a hospital bed.

He learned that two young boys had seen his house on fire and ran in and pulled him out just before the house collapsed full of flames.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

9 thoughts on “THE ONLY THING LEFT

  1. Oh I was scared George was going to die in the fire! Thank goodness the boys were able to rescue him in time. Gives him a great story to tell and perhaps, a new lease on life. Great job Jessie.


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