Fireworks at Midnight

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
A free-written and edited short story. Not going to spoil it by saying what it's about.
If anyone has any advice on how to make it better I'd really appreciate it, I don't think I'm as happy with this as I usually am.

Submitted: March 09, 2016

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I knew it would fail from the beginning. I said as much, but no one listened. They never listen to me. 

I always say, "Let's not go into the woods at night, it's dangerous," and they always do. 

I told them, "Let's not go setting off fireworks in a forest, you bloody idiots," and they did.

Of course they ignored me. Why would they listen to me? It's not like I've been right every single time in the past. I don't know why I hang out with them. Probably something to do with the fact that they may have died by now without me telling them not to jump off of cliffs. Idiots. 

I made sure that I was well back from the clearing, I didn't want to be anywhere near them when they set it off. Didn't even want to know where they got a firework from. Didn't care. 

See, the thing is, the fire caught in the trees - like I said it would - but in such a way that I was blocked off from them and I couldn't reach the clearing. Turns out that even these damp trees can really light it up when they want to. Who knew? 

So the irresponsible ones who set off the firework were safe, uninjured, maybe a little scared but more likely laughing their butts off at how funny I must have looked, running for my life. 

Do I look funny now!?

The scars aren't actually too bad, on the contrary I think they suit me. And who needs depth perception anyway? Eyepatches are pretty cool. 

I see this as a wake-up call. The scars are a daily reminder that I need to stay away from people, that I need to make sure that they can't hurt me again. 

That I need to teach them that people who play with fire will burn.

 


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