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I Saw a House Burn Down

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    We Were At the Coffee Shop and Saw Smoke and Flames Down the Block

    So, of course, we downed our coffee and went and stood in the alley to watch. The fire people finally showed up, but it was an empty house that was being used by crackheads, so they decided to let it burn so it'd be easier to get rid of. We stood and watched among the crowds for...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie 22-25, F Aug 16, 2008

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    Neighbor

    My neighbor's house burned down a lot when we were kids. I actually saw the lightening strike once when I was about 6. I never figured out what was wrong with the house, but it would periodically get stuck with lightening, and I would just be so glad it wasn't my house. Maybe...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 1 Response May 10, 2010

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    House Fire:

    In March of 2009 my neighbor who used to be my neighbor her house caught on fire her nephew lived there well that Saturday I was in the kitchen cooking heard fire trucks like they were getting real close well as I go through the livng room I see the commotion First thing I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 6, 2011

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    Devil's Night 1984

    Being I grew up right next to Detroit, we have whats called devils night. That is night before halloween. Myself and 3 friends went into detroit only by a couple of streets, and watched at least 25 houses burn. This used to be an anual thing in the city, 1984 was the worst year...
    curious2b curious2b 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    I Just Saw My Neighbours House Burn Down While He Was Inside!

    This morning at about 3:30am my BF and I awoke to hear sirens, it was the house across the road from our house, it was engulfed with flames. There was fire trucks, police, ambulance and other neighbors. It was probably the worse thing I have ever witnessed. I cried and cried...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 64 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Balkan

    I was at a border.I could not get in.I saw the hills at the other side.I saw the woods.I felt the night and the wind.I heard the soundof the refugies.A silent sound that is.I saw their houses burning.
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    I Actually Saw Two Houses Burn Down

    The first one which burned down was on the other street parallel to ours.. I was really scared since it was only me and sister and my aunt that time because my father was working in another city... I got traumatized because my aunt was being cruel to me at that time and someone...
    landpig landpig 16-17 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    It Was A Trailer House

    It was a trailer house.Actually,one I had preciously rented.Absolutely beautiful inside and out.There was a man from LosAlamos living in their.Another genius employed by the government ,worked until his mind was blown and then let go.You probably didn't know that's what happens...
    februarydays februarydays 51-55, F Sep 19, 2010

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    Across the Road

    It was a long time ago, when I was a teen. Late at night and I saw a strange orange light coming through my window.  We lived out in the country about 7 miles from the nearest city that had a fire department.  There was a volunteer fire department about 5 miles away...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    1976 My Grandmothers House Burnt Down

    I WAS ABOUT 4 AND IT WAS SCARY AND A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE.THAT DAY THE NEW TRACTOR HAD JUST ARRIVED AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW THE FIRE STARTEDWE HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WAS DELIBERATE AS A PAY BACK OR ACCIDENTOR BY SOME OTHER SPIRITUAL EVIL HELPBUT I REMEMBER THE EVENT AND THE WORST THING...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    When I Was Five Or Six

    I saw my babysitters garage burn down. She was one street over, and I could see her house clearly from my front window. I was completely terrified. Ever since then I have been scared of losing my house to a fire, and losing everything I own and everything I would never get back...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Apr 6, 2012

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    I Saw a House Burn Down

     It was my own.  I was very little.  The fire started in my bedroom closet from an old water heater.  I was asleep.  My dad woke up in the middle of the night and could smell smoke.  He woke everyone up and rushed in to save me.  I was already...
    vaguevocalist vaguevocalist 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Chair

    In the burning country I came into a village that was deserted by all. Mines and booby traps were shattered allover and only now some inhabitants started to come back home.  I made a stroll with one of them.  His mood was sad and dark.  We went to a house. The door was open...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    Girl

    Then I went in to that province. It was beautiful and the hills were covered with the earliest green. Then we drove to a city right through the enemy lines and when the driver saw their flag he raced as if his life was at stake. Then we arrived in the city evacuated by the...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 20, 2011

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    My Best Friends House

    My friend's family lost their home to what they think was caused by a malfunction in the electrical wires. The fire took at most 12 minutes for the 2nd floor to collapse into the first, and about 30 minutes for the whole house to be engulfed in flames. They lost everything...
    lunatwo128 lunatwo128 18-21, F Oct 6, 2013

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    The half of our house burned down in 2012.

    4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and my office. The kitchen and sitting room was saved. The fire started inside the TV. The tv room burned as well. All my documents and farm records burned.
    lox1958 lox1958 56-60, M Jan 6

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    One time I watched a house burn down

    after a stove exploded this person had like 6 cats and 6 dogs and only one dog survived.
    geekmafia geekmafia 13-15, M Dec 11, 2015

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    Yep.

    It was my family's house. :/
    Vox Vox 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    A few days ago, my apartment building caught on fire and burned down, we lost everything, nothing could be recovered, the place is now condemned. How does one bounce back from...
    midnightsong midnightsong 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I used to do this more often in which I use a cheap red notebook to write down all my feelings or thoughts. Now I just got to burn it before someone accidently finds it....
    Christy243 Christy243 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    I've been house cleaning for over 10 yrs and it never gets done. I do the basics like kitchen and bath and bedrooms including the floors. Then I dont know where all the dust comes...
    bobbylee111 bobbylee111 41-45, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I used to write my thoughts now. I stopped because people in my house would find my journals :( and read what I wrote. Now I keep everything in my head.
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, I wasn't kicked out of my OWN house. I was at a so called "friend's" house, and I had my little puppy who has been a comfort to me since my dad passed. I had to have my dog...
    ImaginaryFriends4Ever ImaginaryFriends4Ever 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can remember this house very clearly...I lived there for the first 8 yrs of my life. Then spent every weekend and as much time as possible there until she died when I was 17 yrs...
    Alreadyowned7379 Alreadyowned7379 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always loved burning candles, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood, staying overnight with my grandparents. They had electricity in their house but for whatever reason...
    AngieM0556 AngieM0556 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I younger I had a diary, and at that time it was just me ranting about the boys I like. My parents found my diary, and I didn't have a life for about 2 months. (am I the only...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was a child when this happened. I was in Jamaica in the parish of St Catherine. I was sleeping in a room which I shared with my 2 brothers,, my twin brother - who was also...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    True..I rarely watch t.v anymore.. I'd throw them all away if all the boys in my house wouldn't kill me cause they wouldn't be able to play video games
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was sitting on the coach when I got really depressed I couldn't feel my heart beat I was totally down all things came flash back as I was getting nervous and crying I saw a baby...
    extosee extosee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Yes, I've seen a few co workers naked & we're all close . One special co worker Whitney I really took a shine to. She was really quiet & shy at first & dressed differently than...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Once a few months back I saw a homeless person while walking to work. Granted the time I took a bike trail to work at around 8 or 9 each morning, but it was still early enough for...
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I can not wait til the day he leads me into our house and I can fulfil my ultimate destiny. To follow his rule, to keep house for him, to take care of him as my king every single...
    OwnedByDaddy OwnedByDaddy 41-45, F Feb 3

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    I woke up with noise who someone made. I called them and discussed about it. They fix their house so i have to deal with this untill the end of this month(what...more 27days...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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    Thought I would go pick up some fast food yesterday evening after work and as I was at the end of ordering my food an older lady just a little younger than my elderly mother...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I was walking past the bus intecoead and I saw a nun changing the bus driver nappie. then the nun saw me and said my full name out. I then said ****. she was one of my old teacher...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    dude! bo Burnham, all of you that like him, I love you! and you know what I've memorized all his songs too XD sometimes I can't stop myself from singing along!
    PoetryApocolypse PoetryApocolypse 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Gort, bringa. Klaatu barada nikto. If continue to spread your aggression beyond your planet, it will be turned into a burned out cinder. Such power exists?? I assure you it...
    manofintegrity manofintegrity 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    It's important to understand where I was at the time. I was married, not happy and yet not unhappy. It's like I wasn't yet awake, a robot maybe. We functioned very much like...
    pearlesque pearlesque 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    There was a family that would watch me sleep at night, a mother father and two chidlren, I never felt any evil coming from them but because I was raised in a religious family that...
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I remember going back to the theatre for what seemed like a couple months worth of Saturdays - being turned away by the "sold out" sign every time. The first few times my parents...
    SSKyleRedd SSKyleRedd 46-50, M Jan 29

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    I like the freedom and comfort of not wearing clothes in the house, it makes doing housework much more pleasant. I love to get the music blasting and using the vacuum as a dance...
    donontario donontario 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I watched it yesterday in honor of Mozart's birthday. I also saw two stage performances of "Amadeus," and they were better than the film.
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