Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mag 143 11/11/12 , Hot and Dry

                                                  Verdun, 1917 by Felix Vallotton


"Fire in the hills!" 

"Lightening ?" My friend asked, since I had the binoculars.

" Hard to say- it reminds me of a battlefield-"

Black smoke everywhere- well -in Glass valley,from the river and spreading!"

 "Now the sirens are starting!" The sounds rose up the scale, toward wailing, 

even shrieking. We both cringed.

" I hope it wasn't from a camp fire."

" I hope it wasn't arson!"

We exchanged glances, recently the nearby prison had released

several people who had completed their sentences. One of those

was a convicted arsonist....

13 comments:

Gail said...

Interesting take.

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, the last thing I thought of was a prison and arsonist.
Very nicely told.

Brian Miller said...

ugh, that will give you a little tension...fire is so hard to tame as well, jumping areas...and to think someone would do it just for fun...nice tension in this...

Kathe W. said...

fires started by arson is a form of war.

Cloudia said...

enjoyed visiting your brain



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Laurie Kolp said...

Oh, dear!

SilverGardenia said...

Good place to leave us hanging! Hope they catch the arsonist.

Margaret said...

I don't think I would sleep very well living next to a prison. I went to the zoo today and thought the same thing of it! :) Great imagination, Izzy.

Berowne said...

Well written; thanks.

Lyn said...

I like what you did visually..and the mystery left to be solved!

Helena said...

Now, it's nice little twisters like this I adore....! Hmmmmmm?

Sue said...

uh oh.

Firestarters.

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Donna B. said...

Excellent description of the painting!