Camp Fire (SIGNS; A to Z Challenge)


CampfireThe glow reached into the night sky, light refracted off of the tree bark. The further back it went the darkness overwhelmed it and remained untouched.

The heat was taming the cold air, at first, making it a more comfortable temperature.  Hands that had been shoved under the armpits, then into pockets, were coaxed out, now, by the growing warmth. Soon after that, jacket top buttons were opened. A bottle was passed around.

The barracks they had been imprisoned in for far too long burnt to the ground, to ashes. They watched the entire time.

They prayed for the dead.


For the April 2014 A to Z Blog Challenge, you will find a story a day (except Sundays) from me. A to Z: Staring with A on Tuesday, April 1st and ending with Z on Wednesday, April 30th.

Signs is my theme for this year’s outing. Road signs, building signs, warning signs…Signs alert us to a multitude of messages. My plan is to use the alphabet through Signage, but not to stick to what the sign was originally intended to convey. So, the genre of story writing, and styles, of the posts will vary as my mood and interpretation sees fit. Possibly a poem or two. We’ll see.

I’m also trying something more of a challenge: each post will be a Drabble. A Drabble is 100 Words Exactly.

Hope you enjoy the stories.


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