The Fireman

Horror Nerd By Horror Nerd, 5th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A woman is visited by a mysterious fireman who is always saving her life. Is it fate, a dream, or something more sinister ?

a little info about this story first.

The inspiration for this short story came to me after watching the movie Backdraft(starring Kurt Russell) and Carrie(Starring Sissy Spacek). After watching those movies I had a great idea for a painting and combining all that together I was able to flesh out this story. I created the painting posted below.

The Fireman

A kick splinters the door sending chunks of oak flying. Wearing yellow gear and carrying a red axe the hulking mass of flesh slashes the rest of the damaged door, lumbering his way into the house. Face hidden by the visor and thick black smoke, he continues forward battling the flicking flames and falling debris. I lay helpless next to the couch unable to speak while an invisible force squeezes the air from my lungs. Leaning down he checks my pulse.

"I am getting you out of here. Do not worry you will be safe soon." from within the helmet his voice more alien than human reassuring.

As a mother would, he scoops me up and over his shoulder with ease and turns back toward the front entrance. An ablaze roof part falls missing up but blocking the way out. Taking a slight moment to re-examine the crumbling house the mystery man heads toward the living room window with a sense of urgency.

"If you can hear me cover your head!" without warning, like an all-star pitcher, my savior hurls the axe over head.

Shards of glass explode when the axe hits giving him an opening. Taking a deep breath he adjusts the grip around my waist before lunging through the broken window.

Phil, a male nurse, enters the small white room containing nothing more than a bed and myself. Carrying a small tray of assorted drugs and a glass of water he stands next to the bed.

"Mrs. Warren wake up! Time for your medicine." the doctors think the medicine will help with the hallucinations. According to them my yellow knight,the fireman, is nothing more than a psychotic break. For two months they have forced these pills down my throat but I'm more clever than they know. Each night after the nurse leaves I spit out the pills and put them under my mattress. He will return for me soon and I must prepare. Soon they all will know the fireman is real.

If you liked this check out my other short story:
Mary from Apartment 121


Creative Writing, Creative Writting, Fire Department, Firefighters, Flash Fiction, Horror, Short Stories, Short Story, Short-Story, Suspense

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author avatar Horror Nerd
I'm a freelance graphic designer and gamer at heart. I love horror movies.I like to write poetry and short works of fiction usually horror or scifi genre.I occasionally write tutorials for the program Adobe Photoshop CS2

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author avatar Denise O
7th Oct 2010 (#)

Now why did I look over my shoulder after I read the last line.hmmm
I love the painting. I could feel the heat hitting my face.
As always, thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Horror Nerd
7th Oct 2010 (#)

lol thanks appreciate the comment

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Nov 2014 (#)

Strange things do happen - siva

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