PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
She ran towards the building, screaming.
A fireman caught her around the waist. “You can’t go closer, lady, it’s too dangerous.
“But, my baby!”
“Your baby is in there?”
She pointed to a window just above the raging fire. That floor, too, would soon be engulfed in flames.
He ran towards the building, Half hour later, he walked back, a bundle in his arms.
“Oh thank you!”
He deposited the wiggling bundle into her arms. A little brown head poked from the bundle, licked her nose.
He just smiled and walked away, vanishing into the smoke