First Line Friday: April 24th, 2020

Dylan Hughes is our host for the First Line Friday challenge.
You can check out the full details here:

Your line for this week is:

Was that a knock?

Was that a knock?
She sat upright in bed and listened.
All was quiet, so shaking her head, she adjusted her pillows and settled down under the covers.
There it was again!
The door to her room opened, letting in a shaft of light………… and something else.
The smell hit her then.
The house was on fire!
The cat launched itself at her as she hastily put on her slippers. She needed to get out!
She grabbed her clothes off the chair and picked the cat up by the scruff of the neck.
Luckily she lived in a one story building and was able to escape out of the window shouting for help as she did so.
From a safe distance, she watched as the fire brigade fought to bring the flames under control.
The cat snuggled in close.
Realising it had probably saved her life, she murmured
‘Always knew Flame was a good name for you.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to First Line Friday: April 24th, 2020

  1. Aww! Flame saved the day. This was such a sweet story. 🙂

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