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I Saw a House Burn Down

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 62 Responses Aug 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Oct 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    peaches2 peaches2 46-50, F Sep 6, 2011

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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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    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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    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 16 hrs ago

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    Like.. Literally. I burnt my thumb so bad that I thought I wasn't going to have a finger print but I love setting my hands on fire.. .-.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    This past week I was at a business conference. A bunch of people from my company had to go to cover a trade show booth, host a reception for our clients and take classes. We shared...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    This may sound like utter nonsense, which is understandable, but I swear I just looked out the window and saw someone standing by a tree. The odd thing is, said being was almost as...
    BrokenGlassDoll BrokenGlassDoll 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    It was a sunny day and mom went to her friends house again. My sis and I stayed home again. We went upstairs and we saw another ghost, the same as last time. It just stood there in...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    1st and foremost I want to make it clear that I admire and respect the police.The following is about one young police officer whom I can only assume was a rookie.In the end all...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 8

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    My cousin and his friends pulled my string bikini pants off to get me back because we pantsed two of them the day before while they were peeking at my sister getting changed. We...
    missbec missbec 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 5

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    When I was age 15.5 - 21, I worked every weekend from about mid April to mid October, plus 3 days a week when school was out for summer, at a fishing resort. It was a lot of fun...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Jan 7

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    I was fortunate enough to grow up with fireplaces at home, and a big ole' pot belly stove in our antique store and then a blue enamel and chrome trimmed Home Comfort cook stove in...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Downie x Tom, a love fanfic written by Swuft Today was a normal day for downie, Cook some food, take a nap, play video games (and lose), life here for him was boring, living...
    chimpchimp1 chimpchimp1 22-25, M Jan 3

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    Calm down, calm down, calm down... Oh god... How long has it been since ive had thoughts about death. Oh god... Why! Why! Why! Urghh... It hurts. It hurts so badly.
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I woke up in the middle of the night yesterday. Anxiety. I don't really WANT to leave my Husband and find a new guy etc. I seriously miss the sweet masculine guy I married...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Okay so anyone going to Burning man 2015, who is renting an RV, with 2 spots available for me and my girlfriend? I require that you not be serial killers cereal killing is cool but...
    KittyKurious KittyKurious 26-30, F Jan 21

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    His name is Fidel Isaac Tafoya. I met him in a 12 step group. He was homeless for Christmas so I let him stay. I was told Christmas night that he is a sex offender but I didn't...
    Janeasha Janeasha 26-30 5 days ago

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    So today was hot...really hot....but work.must go on as they say......work needs to be done......I see it as a passion more than work. I decided this morning to spend my day...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 41-45, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    It was a wonderful Wednesday afternoon. Since I didn't have work I decided to do absolutely NOTHING besides smoke chronic bud, serf the internet for anything my heart desired, play...
    morningsunshine420 morningsunshine420 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    My latest burn was the scariest. I got my throat burned with frying grease. It splatted, not on my eyes, but my throat. My eyes are something I could lose before I could lose my...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    Burned my tounge so bad it started bleeding lol, not technacly a typical burn suvivor
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I think I'm becoming a guy... Or like this weird hybrid of girl/guy in a girls body lol. My reaction to the latest Downton Abby episode: me yelling at my T.V. "Lady Grantham...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm forty and recently learned that bed rest for an extended period can cause havoc 'down there'.. Simply, wash every other day and thing should be good.. but let things slide and...
    shellik18 shellik18 36-40, T 4 hrs ago

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    Just yesterday I put my two first fingers on a hot lamp and burnt myself bad just not bad enough to go to the hospital.
    alexjohnson28 alexjohnson28 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I want to go to BM 2015 but need to talk to experienced burners about taking my motorhome and camping. Please contact me here. TY
    Nomad28743 Nomad28743 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    It hurts but I like it !! Burnt off my eyebrows once and some of my hair . Lol stunk
    Saras905 Saras905 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    It's better than cutting right? Less visible. More pain. I won't hurt my friends anymore. I won't have to see them cry over something I did to myself. So burning is better than...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    on the 4th of july my dad brought in a lighter and a stick. turs out that stick was a sparkler that he held up to my arm and lit it. my arm burned and when he was done it had small...
    cecestevenson cecestevenson 22-25, T Jan 15

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    Just finished burning a huge candle from Walmart... Now finishing my Christmas candle from Bath & Body Works, Holly Jolly Christmas <3 Does anyone recommend specific scents from...
    LaceyLikes2Flyy LaceyLikes2Flyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Gonna wear long sleeves tomorrow Don't want anyone to see the burn :(
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Jan 21

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    Next thing i want to burn is a bible...can't wait to see that "holy book" as it should be...just ashes
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    There it is. That familiar low, the burn. This is where I numb myself and reserve to thoughts of anywhere else. I've got another life somewhere in my mind that needs my attention...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    That is my trip goal for this year. Go to Burning Man with some cool folks, and to also be successful at my new job.
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 4 days ago

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