Taking part in Ermilia’s “Picture it and Write” challenge:
The Photo to Inspire:
Acrid smoke filled the hallway of the apartment complex where Barbara lived. She was filled with a moment of terror as the realization that the fire escapes were now blocked. But only for a moment. There wasn’t time for any more than moment and even that had lost her valuable time. Thinking quickly, she shut the door to her apartment and grabbed all the towels she could find, got them wet and stuffed them around the bottom of the door.
Once the towels were in place, Barbara picked up her phone to dial 9-1-1 but the lines were dead…. Her only hope now was that the fire department had been notified of the fire. Several moments later, smoke began to seep into her apartment through the doorway, despite the towels she had placed there. Barbara lay down covered her nose and mouth with one of her old t-shirts, laid down on the floor, and waited….