Burning Down the House

“Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?” Excerpt From: The Editors, WordPress.com. “365 Days of Writing Prompts.”

Thank goodness my dogs and human family are safe! Otherwise I would not be allowed to grab anything else.

My initial reaction is to grab my ALEX Ikea 9 drawer unit because it contains my essentials. Basically all my make-up, under garments, nail polish, and some important jewelry. But alas I am 100% certain I could never physically carry it out of a burning building. And before you start judging me about the make-up thing, first let me explain that my make-up collections monetary worth is almost as my as my laptop so I would hate to try and replace it all.

So that leads me to my five items (in no particular order):

  • my cell phone (to call the fire department and my insurance company)
  • my Louis Vuitton Cles (SLG) which contains my most used debit card and license
  • my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 (because that took me 10 yrs to purchase so it is not going up in flames)
  • my laptop (because duh)
  • my GUND Snuffles bear which my Great Gram (now deceased) gave to me

6 thoughts on “Burning Down the House

  1. mariaholm says:

    your post brought in vivid remembrance the night mare of my childhood. What should I take out of my burning house. I didn´t have so much toys, but it was my dearest doll I was thinking of. I am so glad I never had this experience.

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    • kassandralane says:

      I remember after my elementary school had us put together an “escape” plan and an emergency bag being so terrified my house was going to catch fire. It took a long time to get over that fear, and now I still find it hard leaving my dogs at home everyday knowing if there is a fire I will not be there to protect them.


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