Posted by: DIYwriting | November 18, 2021

Acceleration

I always knew the fireplace would be a problem.  Jake obsessed with fire and he hated to clean.  Or at least said he always ‘forgot’ to clean.  I was left with making sure the chimney was clean and nothing easily ignitable was within a few feet of the fire. 

The night I came home with the firetrucks filling my front yard, I already had a good idea of what had happened and I wasn’t surprised.  Jake’s past had finally caught up with him, but at least the police would never know about the accelerant I had left in the chimney. 

This is a Friday Fictioneers post and more can be found here.


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  1. Kind of a hard way to end a fine. Well told.

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  2. They do now! Nice one.

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  3. Wow. I felt sorry for her right up until the end! And she may be surprised. when the fire inspectors take a look up the chimney. It’s amazing what they can learn these days.

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  4. Dear DIY,

    At some point the crime will catch up. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Whoops. She can always try to blame the accelerant on Jake and his obsession when it is found out.

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  6. Oh dear….that sounds too professional!

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