Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

100 Word Challenge: Fire

Another prompt from Julia! Week 52 of the 100 Word Challenge asks us to write a story containing

…together the flames…

And here’s my version –


“Come on, it’s time for the opening ceremonies!” Settling on the couch, remoting the TV on.

“Where are they? Out in a field someplace?”

“Shush. It’s pretty. Different.” Finger tracing the outline of a mouth. Kisses.

“Listen, something different’s going on.” Glancing at the screen, and then goggling. “What the heck is that?”

“Smokestacks, maybe?” Giggles.

“You shouldn’t” – kiss – “make fun of” – kiss – “the Olympics.”

“Oh, why not?” Snuggling closer.

“Hmm. Good question.”

The ceremonies continue. On the couch, they don’t see a pink-gowned form parachuting. They don’t see the torch enter or the athletes bring together the flames. They have their own fire.