Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
Ron rolled over in bed and listened to the sound of running water as Jeanie prepared her bath. He thought about their plans for the day.
Sunday brunch at the Claremont Hotel would precede a lazy afternoon poolside at the condo rec center. Swimming, lying in the sun and listening to the 49er-Lions game at the ‘Stick was the perfect end to the weekend.
Last night Jeanie agreed to marry him. Life was good.
Ron got up and walked over to open the curtains of his third floor bedroom. He stared at flames higher than his apartment.
“Jeanie, get dressed!”
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A Brief History
On October 20, 1991 an incompletely extinguished fire on 5 acres of steep hillside above Oakland, CA re-ignited and spread across 1,520 acres of land. Wind gusts up to 65 mph spread the fire and injured 150 people and killed 25 more. 2,843 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units were completely destroyed. Economic losses are estimated at $1.5 billion.
Related Link: East Bay Hills Fire