Friday, April 1, 2011

Story #101 - Ran Into A Burning Building For No Reason - MBD #1


As T.S. Eliot once said, "April is the lousiest fucking month in the whole bullshit year," so to celebrate we are once again turning April into the Month of Bad Decisions!

For those who don't know, last year there was a new story posted every day of the month, and although LOBD has been on a hiatus for a while I am coming back to bring you a new story for every day in April.

Please enjoy, and thank you!


Ran Into A Burning Building For No Reason
by Dan Schwartz

I wanted to live in the land of bad decisions. In order to live in the land of bad decisions, you have to make some bad decisions.

I was walking down a street when I saw flashing lights and smoke, and realized that there was a building that was burning down. I quickly bypassed the firefighters and rushed in. I wasn’t doing to save anyone – they had already gathered outside. And there was nothing in the building that I wanted to rescue. That wasn’t even on my mind. I just thought it would be interesting. It was an experience I hadn’t had, being in a building that was on fire. I stood and watched the flames cover the room, while people yelled at me from outside. “It’s ok,” I said, or tried to say, before smoke filled my mouth and I passed out.

I suppose that there are some experiences that it’s okay not to have. It is impossible to do everything in life. Sometimes it is okay if you miss out on something, even if it’s something that you thought you really wanted.


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