A Close Call

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant

It was a cold day in April and he was in the café, warming himself with a hot chocolate. 

He was there because he could not get a moment’s peace at home.  His wife nagged him about fixing the fence and his kids kept asking him when he was going to take them to the amusement park.  “You promised!” they reminded him.

Frustrated, he told his wife that he was going out and left.  His cell rang but he ignored it.  Later, when he returned home there was a fire truck outside.  Thankfully, his wife and their kids were alive.

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

12 Replies to “A Close Call”

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yes, it took something like this for him to appreciate his family more. I had to give the story a happy ending . Too many tragic deaths these days.



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