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House of Fire

What to save from a fire.

25 total reviews 
Comment from Michaela Moore
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This is so touching and sweet. I love how you bring the most precious items together at the end for your bittersweet moment. A lovely way to write this type of text. It warmed my heartstrings. Cheers!

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 25-Sep-2022
    Thank you for reading, cheers right back at you!
Comment from amahra
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I loved your selections of what to grab in case of a house fire. I adore these contests. They make you think of things you wouldn't ordinarily think about. I would grab my laptop, study Bible and the picture album of my children.

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 24-Sep-2022
    Thank you for reading. Maybe you should enter the contest!
Comment from Wendy G
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An eclectic group of objects, and hence your story is interesting and different. Your story is well written and the reason for your choices is clear. Best wishes for your entry in the contest.
Wendy

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 24-Sep-2022
    Wendy, thank you for reading and for your review.
Comment from the13thpoet
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Hello fellow writer a good day to you. I hope this review finds you well. As a poet/writer it is always interesting to see the different takes on these contest/writing prompts. I think your take is definitely a good one. Hopefully so will others, good job and good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 23-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 23-Sep-2022
    Thank you for reading and reviewing.
Comment from John Ciarmello
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I would have done exactly what you mentioned here, but I would have grabbed the $350 bottle of whiskey first and had a drink while watching the house burn. Toward the end of the bottle, you wouldn't have cared about the rest of the stuff. I'm just saying. Best, JohnC

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 23-Sep-2022
    John, LOL, I love your review, Thank you!
Comment from Carolyn Dooley
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It sounds like you made some great choices on what to save. You can replace most all material things. The things you would grab can not be replaced. Yes, and a few drinks from that bottle of bourbon would be a great choice for the moment. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 22-Sep-2022
    Carolyn, thank you for reading.
reply by Carolyn Dooley on 22-Sep-2022
Comment from giraffmang
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Hi there,

These certainly wouldn't be my first choice of things to save but playing the Bible card is always good for a vote or two!

Best of luck to you
GMG

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 22-Sep-2022
    Thank you for reading and reviewing. Votes aside, it is an important item. It is the only thing left that has my mother's handwriting.
Comment from Thomas Blanks
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It is very interesting the value guys place on a wool jacket with leather sleeves and chenille patches, while their wives view the same item as clutter. Alas! My jacket was de-cluttered years ago, but not of my doing. However, we still have her Barbie dolls! Hmmm.

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 22-Sep-2022
    LOL, Thomas, I feel your pain! Thank you for reading.
Comment from RPSaxena
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Hello Friend,
Nice piece of General Fiction having captivating flow throughout from the very beginning up to the end, and presenting live description of a house on fire and the efforts for saving the most cherished/priceless items - All of your wife's handwritten recipes and some of her mother's recipes plus all the clippings with recipes from newspapers and magazines in the file.
The last paragraph is particularly noteworthy.
BEST OF LUCK in the contest.

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 22-Sep-2022
    Thank you for reading and your kind review.
reply by RPSaxena on 14-Oct-2022
    Terry, Most Welcome!
    With best wishes,
    ~ RP
Comment from paige_a
Exceptional
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This is a touching story written with a wryly amusing tone of voice that somehow makes it all the more melancholic. I love how you incorporated the memories into each object named, imparting true meaning to them. They are not just things, they are a life loved and lost in the flames.

Beautifully done.

 Comment Written 22-Sep-2022


reply by the author on 22-Sep-2022
    Thank you for the six stars! I particularly appreciate your insightful review.