Bernie’s cacophony

Bernie stared at the cacophony of lights and sounds. The chaos gave him a thrill of both excitement and fear. It had happened again.

While the firemen and emergency workers ran busily around testing their equipment, he spotted a lone black-clad man staring at the array of vehicles first in bewilderment and then in gathering fury. He stopped by the nearest rescue worker and spoke hurriedly.

As Bernie turned, the door burst open and his dad came in a rage –

“Bernie, how many times have I warned you?”

“But dad, I was just testing if they came in fast enough.”

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Fridayfictioneers .

My recently published book, Maya & the Mind Mystics can be found here.


Categories: Flash fiction, Fridayfictioneers

16 replies

  1. Uh-ph, a maturing firebug. Trouble ahead.

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  2. Well, keeps the fire fighters on their toes I guess!

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  3. Oh, naughty boy, wasting the emergency services’ time.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. He needs something useful to keep him occupied while his parents are out, I think!

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  5. Reminds me of the boy who cried wolf. Love your take on this one.

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  6. Dear Lavanya,

    It seems that Bernie is headed for a bad end. Good story.



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