From a cottage high on the hillside, Richard had watched the blaze. Beautiful crimsons, golds and blues, popping and crackling – a work of art, his art.
It had been easy – a propane tank stored in the garage. People just don’t listen.
It had taken some time for the trucks to arrive. The house was fully engulfed, now just a smoldering ruins.
Carrie’s lights had gone out hours ago. Confident she was asleep, he dialed the phone.
A light came on. “Hello.”
A voice, gravely and deep, a whisper, she heard, “He’s alive.”
He left without turning out the lights.
If you missed Part 1 of Carrie’s Mission, you can READ IT HERE.
Carrie’s Mission is evolving based on 99 word prompts and weekend writing challenges from Carrot Ranch. Part 2 uses the October 7: Flash Fiction Challenge word Whispers and the Weekend Writing Challenge word Hillside.