This is in my response to the latest five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin ~~~
by John Yeo ©
Picture credited by Ermlia ~ picture it and write
The road approached the distant horizon, lit up, charged with particles of dust that reflected in shocking grey and pink, clouds of ash from the fire.
Intense heat mingled with and highlighted the acrid smell of smoke and burning vegetation as the wildfire took hold and built up speed with the spread of the flames.
Suddenly we became aware of hundreds of animals furiously racing alongside the road desperately trying to outrun the scorching destruction, the smell of burning flesh was intolerable.
I put my foot hard down on the throttle, stamping hard to the floor of the vehicle, attempting to squeeze more speed from the engine as I tried to outrun the spread of the flames.
I realised this was a part of the new order of the raging destruction and excessive heat generated by the global warming caused by the thoughtless greed of humanity.
Copyright © Written by John Yeo. All rights reserved