Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire

What day of the week is it?? Wednesday, you say…well, then it’s time for some flash fiction. Yipee!!

You probably remember the rules, but if this is your first visit, I will give a quick review. The story has to be between 500 and 1000 words, and it must be based on a writing prompt. Then, at the bottom, I share the links of the other flashers so you can visit them and read more free, entertaining stories.

All good, right?

This week Avery chose one of the picture prompts. fire

Ready for the story (it’s a standalone so you get to enjoy it all in one read)…

Burning Down the House

by

Avery Dawes

Senior Patrolman Aidan Murphy stared at his reflection. Brass polished. Uniform neat and crisply pressed. Boots shined. All he wanted was a quiet and routine Friday night, his last night patrolling the streets. On Monday, he would don a suit and tie and begin his new position as Property Crimes Detective.

“Babe, hurry up! I’ve got your dinner packed. You need to go, or you’ll be late.”

Aidan grinned. His boyfriend had him so spoiled. Chas was his personal clock, always making sure he was on time. He buckled his gun belt, slid the portable radio into its holder, and headed down the hallway.

“Thanks, darling! You rock, as usual.” Aidan leaned down and pressed a quick kiss to Chas’s lips. He picked up the cooler and turned toward the door. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs Flash with Fire”