April 4: Flash Fiction Challenge – Fire

Charli at the Carrot Ranch, with her prompt for this week:

April 4, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fire. It can be a flame that burns or a light that inspires. Follow the flames and go where the prompt leads!

Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire

I sat at the bar, nursing my whiskey. Needed to be sensible. I couldn’t afford to be reckless with my drink again.
I hadn’t meant to leave the barbeque unattended, but after a few drinks with my guests, I forgot it, and turned to see the flames licking the sky.
Gina wasn’t planning on letting me back in the house. I had to keep my cool, give her a few hours, then I’d go back, and she’d forgive me.
But would she?
I threw the fiery liquid down my throat in a single gulp.
“Bartender, another one please.”

26 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 05:23:23

    A great take, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Charli Mills
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 03:47:43

    Fire-water is going to be that man’s downfall. He’s having trouble with all his flames.

    Liked by 2 people


  4. Vashti Q
    Apr 07, 2019 @ 23:28:54

    Oh, no! He’s going to mess up again. Great take on the prompt! 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 17:56:12

    Very interesting use of the word. Someone may think you are a relative of the Duchess of Kent, or directly Queen mom. 😉 Prefer Glenfiddich, its better for the throat. 🙂 Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  6. H.R.R. Gorman
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 14:12:34

    Very creative use of the prompt! Hope the main character keeps his/her cool!

    Liked by 2 people


  7. syl65
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 04:20:32

    Better the barbecue than the house 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  8. willowdot21
    Apr 05, 2019 @ 22:59:34

    Love it sis.

    Liked by 2 people


  9. Erika Kind
    Apr 05, 2019 @ 21:06:01

    Too much is too much!

    Liked by 2 people


  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 05, 2019 @ 19:45:37

    Yup, whiskey does burn going down

    Liked by 2 people


  11. Henrietta Watson
    Apr 05, 2019 @ 19:12:01

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

    Liked by 1 person


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