Up in Flames

Posted: November 7, 2013 in Reblogged

Another great story by Jessica!


John had wanted to be a firefighter for as long as he could remember. His father, a police officer, had always told him he wouldn’t make much money. His mother insisted the job was too dangerous, and that no woman would attach herself to a man who would more than likely make her a young widow. Both his parents had argued against it for so long that he felt compelled to take on the risky job if for no other reason than to prove them wrong. Drinking coffee alone in his small kitchen, facing a stack of unpaid bills, he wondered if he should reconsider his career.

He didn’t believe that women could have been so turned off by his occupation, but couldn’t figure out what else could possibly be amiss. He’d been blessed with his mother’s looks. With olive skin, dark eyes and hair, and a trim 6’1” frame…

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