Thursday photo prompt: Conflagration #writephoto

This is my entry for Sue Vincent of Daily Echo Thursday Photo Challenge. #writephoto.

Rules and Pingback Here

Conflagration.

As they neared the summit Tom said our goal is just another fifty miles. We should see the city lights just over the next ridge.

Though hopeful the lads, who had been marching for five days now since their Chinnook had been shot down, were tired.

Tom the oldest and most experienced soldier reached the summit first. His heart sank, he had managed to keep these lads alive all this time and for what?

One by one the the five other soldiers joined him at the top of the ridge. “What the #### ? ” They exclaimed, Jared, the youngest asked ” what’s going on Sir?”

Before Tom could answer they saw a huge aircraft of sorts flash across the the city. It dropped its payload “drop” shouted Tom, knowing as he did it was useless they were all dead.

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 31, 2018 @ 11:32:59

    Ooh! Great take sis!

    Reply

  2. Sue Vincent
    May 31, 2018 @ 12:24:21

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo and commented:
    First in this week!

    Reply

  3. Sue Vincent
    May 31, 2018 @ 12:25:12

    Tragic, Willow.

    Reply

  4. kim blades, writer
    May 31, 2018 @ 12:47:03

    Good story, but what a sad ending1

    Reply

  5. Bobby Fairfield
    May 31, 2018 @ 13:55:35

    A pleasant little tale to start the week, good one.

    Reply

  6. cathleentownsend
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 00:42:50

    Ooh..a tragedy. Once in a while I have to write one of these, too. Usually, I prefer happy endings, but that’s not always what we get in life. Sometimes, it’s important to acknowledge that.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Jun 01, 2018 @ 06:22:20

      Thank you for reading Cathleen. Yes I agree life is not all happy endings and we all know that by now. We can close our eyes as much as we like but the harsh truth is still there.💜💜

      Reply

  7. Michael
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 02:21:50

    That was all very fatal willow.

    Reply

  8. Judy E Martin
    Jun 01, 2018 @ 10:24:41

    How terribly tragic after all their struggles. Life is so cruel sometimes.

    Reply

  9. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 02, 2018 @ 07:47:08

    Sadly, this does smack of the truth, Willow. Great contribution.

    Reply

  10. Trackback: Photo prompt round-up – Conflagration #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo
  11. joylennick
    Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:34:00

    We have to live in hope, but there are tragedies everywhere.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of thoughts and experiences

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

lynz real cooking

Author blogger mom of nine

Darswords

Musings about Havenverse

From Cave Walls

The Journey Home

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

like mercury colliding...

...moments of unexpected clarity

G-Bears Blog

Real Life - Hard Facts !

All in a Day's Breath

Art, Love of Life, Philosophy, Writing, Spirituality

Kevin Parish

Poetry, lyrics and other words...

Claire Ladds

Novelist and short story writer

adamdixonfiction

Short stories from a fiction addict

Write to Inspire

Lance Greenfield - Night Writer

Thoughts by Mello-Elo

Books, Poems, Stories...and a cup of coffee, or two!

Tent Stories

The untold tales of paths trodden, fears conquered and battles won.

Jemima Pett

Writing and reviews with an environmental, science fiction, and fantasy touch

My Colourful Life

Because Life is Colourful

Marian Wood

Aspiring Author and Poet

Ritu Bhathal

Author, Poet, Storyteller

besonian

musings on life, love, people, why we're here and where we're going

Author Steve Boseley - Half a Loaf of Fiction

Horror and Dark Fiction, and assorted other topics

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Looking For The Light

Keep Moving Forward

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

Kyrosmagica Publishing - The Magical Home of Books, Writing, Photography and Inspiration

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

chuffincat

By popular demand.

Art by Rob Goldstein

There is no common truth, but there are facts.

Thru Violet's Lentz

My view, tho' somewhat askew...

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

Savoring Sixty and Beyond

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

poetry, writings & rants; hope in the margins

SaylingAway

Shorts, Novels, and Other Things

Joy Lennick

Writing and Reading

%d bloggers like this: