This is an entry for Inspiration Monday over at BeKindRewrite (my, my, I have been exploring the Blogosphere as of late, haven’t I?). The good folk over there offer five prompts, from which you can pick and use one to write a short story. There are no rules; it is all about the writing. I chose the prompt: I burned it all. Enjoy!
I Burned It All
Happy, smiling faces are neither happy nor smiling once they start to burn.
The flames dance joyfully up the walls as I finger the ashy remains of the photographs, smearing black soot across my palms. My daughter’s laughing eyes; my son’s cheeky smile; their pictures disappear as quickly as they themselves.
Smoke fills my lungs and my hair begins to burn as I cup the ashes in my quivering fists.
I burned it all, but that’s okay.
We shall rise from the ashes.
– Love The Bad Guy