Thursday photo prompt: Conflagration #writephoto

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

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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.πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      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

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  11. joylennick
    Jun 28, 2018 @ 14:34:00

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

    Reply

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