"wildfires" a five minute freewrite

in creativecoin •  9 months ago  (edited)

This is the freewrite challenge. I am using @mariannewest’s #freewrite prompt to write this piece (https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-678-5-minute-freewrite-thursday-prompt-wildfires)

Today’s prompt is:


This is part Eighty Three of my current freewrite series - I’m calling it RatsNest for now - (posted daily Monday - Saturday).
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When they had met John and Sally had fought for change. They had fallen in love, not just with each other, but the desire to help the world change.

And they had done it.

Or at least been a part of it. They had set fire to their world in order that it could be rebuilt. But the fires had ranged wild and free: they had burned not only the things that Sally had wanted to be destroyed but they had ruined the good things too.

"Wildfires can not be controlled," Kelt said once. "You need to be careful."

Kelt was one of the doubters. He was considered useful at first, someone who held the rest of the revolutionaries to account. Someone who made sure they questioned themselves and the steps they took.

But as they became more certain of the path they were treading they became less willing to put up with Kelt's negativity. And when someone was required to act as a fall guy, when the Government was on to them and they needed a sacrifice.

It was John who suggested Kelt. And it was Sally who had seconded it.


As usual, I started with the freewrite prompt and used themostdangerouswritingapp.com to write the first five minutes (and then popped it into google docs to check for errors and tidy it up a bit):

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