100 Word Challenge – Together The Flames

Curses echoed from the headmaster’s office. Mikey ran down the corridor knowing the headmaster would discover what he did, but didn’t realize it would be so soon.

The office door flung open.The headmaster, never one to run, marched briskly in pursuit. Mikey yanked on the common room door handle, it was mercifully unlocked.

A fire burned in the hearth and seventeen boys huddled nearby. Mikey marched like a hero, flashed the ledger containing the daily punishments and stood over the fire. The headmaster entered. It was too late for together the flames erased the unjust punishments.

The boys cheered.

21 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – Together The Flames

    1. Yes indeed. It’s funny how I got a response that assumed they were naughty and a cheer rooting for them.
      Makes me wonder if these boys were horrible or unfortunate…

      Thanks for stopping by Gilly!

  1. jfb57

    Wow! Tom Brown / Oliver Twist / Nicholas Nickleby – they are all there! As a retired head teacher, I’m glad I didn’t have a fire in the school! 😉

  2. Julie Catherine

    I’d root for the boys … lol. Nice piece of flash fiction, Bob. Even with such a small sampling, my thoughts were already racing with dozens of questions and scenarios – I enjoyed that. ~ Julie 🙂

    1. Thanks Julie. It would be fun to include them in each prompt. However, I have a feeling Julia makes them a bit more challenging than that. Have you tried the 100 word challenge before?

      1. Julie Catherine

        Hi Bob – no, I haven’t tried this, but it looks like fun! I have a lot on my plate right now, but I’ve saved the link, and may look into it later in the year; thanks for the information! Happy writing! ~ Julie 🙂

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