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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Writer's Workshop - Fire

Tell a story (based on truth or fiction) where someone is playing with fire - literally or metaphorically --- and probably shouldn't be.

I have a bad habit.
When we go to restaurants,
I like to play with the candles.
I take a toothpick
and burn the ends.
I know,
not very smart.

Even at home.
when the power goes
and I have candles burning,
I like to play with the wax.

When I was in university,
I went to a restaurant with some mates.
It was a nice one,
and hadn't been there before.

A few years later,
I started working at a pre-school.
There was a nice restaurant nearby.
It looked familiar,
but I couldn't put my finger on it.

After going there for many months,
I had dinner there one evening
and was talking to the manager. 
It turned out
this was the same restaurant 
I had been to years before.
But it looked a little different.
The manager told me
it had been redecorated after the fire.

So, my mate and I finish dinner.
I put my napkin on the table
and the wind blows.
You guessed it,
right into the candle!
Yup,
I almost burnt the place down!!!

You'd think I'd have learnt to be more careful.
Unfortunately not.
There's just something about candles
and hot wax....






3 comments:

Melissa Cwell said...

It was very unexpected in the middle, that the restaurant was rebuilt from a fire. I liked that!

CJ said...

Oops! Playing with fire can be dangerous, can't it? But you weren't even playing that time ---it was just an accident.

I also wrote a true story about fire for Mama Kat: http://proartz.blogspot.com/2012/09/flamed.html

Mine was just a matter of stupidity.

Jamie Bishop said...

Did it burn down because of your affinity for candles and wax? ;) New follower from Mama Kat.

http://lovingwhenithurts.blogspot.com/2012/09/playing-with-fire.html