100 Words - On The Porch

man with flashlight
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I sat on the porch to enjoy the cool, quiet evening. My family was inside making too much noise. The sunset died, giving way to brilliant stars and a single firefly. It flickered and flitted closer till it suddenly flared into an EMT’s flashlight. I was laying on the ground.

The ambulance ride was fun. I was sitting facing the back window and the town went zooming away behind us. There was one young man who was calm and I spoke to him, but I wouldn’t talk to the people who kept yelling at me. I pretended not to hear.