The fire raged with menace, its bright hot orange flames licked the timber with such nimble speed that in no time the house was razed to the ground.
The Darlington’s barely managed to escape the inferno with their lives and only their pyjamas on.
Thankfully, through their weeks of shock and coming to terms with their misfortune their wonderful neighbours rallied around them.
‘We are going to rebuild a bigger and better home Jo,’ Ziggy assured his wife and hugged her to his side as they stared while the workers cleared the charred remains of their former home.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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