#WDYS — The Fire

Malcolm picked up the newspaper and started reading the headlines. As usual, all that jumped out at him was bad. War overseas, Gun violence at home, severe weather due to climate change, homelessness, income disparity, racial unrest.

Malcolm’s eyes welled up. What was happening to his country, to his world? Suddenly the newspaper burst into flames. “Hey, I didn’t start the fire,” Malcolm said, as he dropped the burning paper to the ground.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: The Ian @ Unsplash.

8 thoughts on “#WDYS — The Fire

  1. JT Twissel February 23, 2023 / 2:50 pm

    It’s a wonder that all newspapers don’t break out in flames!

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  2. Sadje February 23, 2023 / 5:07 pm

    This is the situation all over the world. If it’s not one thing, it’s another to make people depressed when they hear or read the news. Great take Fandango. Thanks for joining in.

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    • Fandango February 23, 2023 / 9:18 pm

      I thank you for the photo and Bill Joel for the song that fit it so well.

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  3. Marleen February 23, 2023 / 5:16 pm

    Clever final line.

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  4. leigha66 February 27, 2023 / 11:17 pm

    Wonderful transition to the video. Well done!

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