It Could Happen to Anyone

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge(FOWC) of 27 October 2020, utilize.

It’s like as though I’ve just been blinded,
How could I be so absent-minded?
My circumstances simply dire,
I didn’t mean to start the fire.

I saw the smoke, I made a call,
Soon Fire Service in the hall.
They utilized their three-inch hose,
They really are a bunch of pros.

When fire damped down, the chief comes in,
“Your tumble dryer made the sin!
A close call here, you’re in out debt”,
But now my kitchen’s soaking wet!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

5 thoughts on “It Could Happen to Anyone”

    1. When I started, it was gonna be about something dumb he’d done, but it kinda got lost with the tumble dryer.

      Thinking about it, I was actually in a house fire once. Started by my landlord, who stubbed his cigarette out into his ashtray (without quite stubbing it out), emptied the ashtray into his wastepaper basket, then went out. I should have written about that instead.

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    1. Funny enough I was once in a housefire too, although the circumstances were completely different. This account was just made up for the sake of the poem. Let me read your piece…


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