It's time for some Saturday Centus fun, from Jenny Matlock who writes "Off On My Tangent." If you haven't participated in this writing exercise, you simply must!! Jenny has given us a prompt, and an extra 100 words with which to be creative. Sometimes I'm serious, and sometimes not, but I always try to be very creative. The prompt for this week, "the wedding was at the firehouse," just screams for a little whimsy, so here is my offering:
THE FLAMES OF LOVE
The boiler heaved its last breath
And the basement erupted in flames.
The cinders hit the old toy box,
Igniting the dolls and games.
It quickly raced to the top of the steps
And reached the kitchen door,
Then bursting through with a white hot hue,
It skated across the floor.
The wedding was at the fire house.
“I knew that first moment,” he swore,
“When I saw her face in that big burning place,
That I would search no more.”
“I ran up the ladder and saved her,
And she thanked me for her life.
Then we both knew, as most lovers do,
We’d be happy as fireman and wife!”
This Saturday Centus is in honor of Jenny's sister's wedding, which is being held in a firehouse. I have no idea how the happy couple met, but I don't think it was anything like my little poem suggests. Now please go to Jenny's blog and read the other offerings!