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I Saw a House Burn Down

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Specially in winter giving that cozzy feeling while the sun sets down and the night comes with its colder mood.I also burn candles for meditation,as if the flame guided me through...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Nov 21

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    sadly , i burn myself by taking a lighter or a match and letting the flame burn for a few seconds before blowing it out and pressing it against my skin until it cools down and i...
    FindMeImLost FindMeImLost 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I was at my friend Jacob's house where i was staying the night and we went to get some candy from alfies (the local food store). a little while when we were about 150 meters away...
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    My parents house is surely haunted. It freaks me out every time I go to bed alone, I always hear creaking footsteps on our wooden floor and strange noises I can't explain clearly...
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    I got burned by having a pot of boiling spilled onto my shoulder when I was 5. 3rd degree burns on my shoulder, 1st degree burns everywhere else. So my whole right shoulder and...
    Midnight721 Midnight721 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I started burning when I was fifteen. Im twenty two now I thought I put that all behind me and would never do it again. But ive now burned twice within the week after watching a...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yes I do burn myself. I used to cut, then found it easier and more convenient to burn. I quit for several years, but started back again. Don't judge me for it til you've lived...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    My parents don't believe me, but I swear this is the devils house. My TV changes to the channel 666 by itself. I will hear dishes fall in the kitchen but when I go check nothing...
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I love gingerbread. This time of year I'm surrounded by it and it just makes me feel all tingly. I love the spices in it, the heady molasses aroma, the crisp cookies, the sultry...
    jkm52 jkm52 41-45, F Dec 11

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    Not everything is innocent. Not everything is just for fun or to relieve boredom. Patterns develop and become clear. I've been down this road before and I don't want to end up in a...
    JenRhaine JenRhaine 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm proud of my heart . It's been played , stabbed , cheated , burned and shattered.....but somehow still works .
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I had stopped self harm years ago. But today I decided to burn my wrists again. I overcame the temptation once and it took all of my logical being to step away from the fire. But...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Since I can remember I had felt this strange burning and I would say light pain starting from my left chest to my left hand,I would feel this pain whenever I'm crying or really...
    Memiii25 Memiii25 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Sitting in a dark room lit only by candles is comforting to me. I do enjoy it most while taking a hot bubble bath though. With all the lights off in my bathroom and just few...
    Aubrey0914 Aubrey0914 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I know this is like a figure of speech or whatever, but I play with actual fire, have almost caught on fire, almost caught a friend on fire, and burned myself many a times.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I burn in the agony of my own personal hell day in and day out ! There is no extinguisher ......
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I'll be the big Four Oh in 2015 and I think a great way to celebrate will be to achieve Burning Man xp. I live in Georgia and am not rich by any means but where there's my will...
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I just love the interior of this house. From the Aga & the greenhouse to the attic, I am smitten so to view it I tolerate the movie...every time I notice it on.
    candycoatedunicorn candycoatedunicorn 36-40, F Dec 6

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    I dreamt this many years ago, but it's stuck with me all these years. It felt so much like my home. I don't know if I'll ever actually live in a house like it, but I hope to. As...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F Nov 30

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    So, for those who don't know; I don't ever leave my house, once in a blue moon (maybe). I work all day, and all night, usually sleeping from 4am-9am, and starting my day all over...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    For my Daughter. When she get's around 7, we'll start on it together. She can pick the style, colors, etc. Large, wood, and wiring. It may take us a while to complete, but it...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    there's many different possibilities to this. people who are emotionally hurt would kick people when they're already down because it makes them feel better. people might do it...
    Bree9696 Bree9696 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am SOO tired of people dropping God's name like some B-list celebrity they once saw in a Starbucks, every time I make a decision they don't agree with!
    ThisGirlLovesNerds12 ThisGirlLovesNerds12 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Almost November 27, 2014 Hello, old friend, now tell me why you failed, how you came so close, yet you have yet to see my end. At my throat did your blade set already digging...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Nov 27

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    I love to be surrounded by pretty girls who kick me in my balls and gather closer and close as I fall to the ground and kick me me harder and harder. The look of sadistic pleasure...
    Hermeister Hermeister 22-25, M Dec 8

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    One of my weirdest dream ever 2 guys tried to rob me and i managed to kick both of their ***** and i called the police. before the police arrived, there was one robber left, very...
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    I saw a UFO. After years of reading science books and reasoning with myself I still haven't been able to decipher what exactly it was I saw. I'm not a crazy person but I clearly...
    SanchoPanzaElGuapisimo SanchoPanzaElGuapisimo 26-30, M Nov 20

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    The house I live in with my mom is haunted. However, what haunts the house isn't human, it's a demon. I've seen him and have heard him. Once, around midnight, I walked into the...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    It's funny when people die. Those people you never thought would cry are gonna mourn for you. Like they became a part of your lives but you never get close to them. Same goes with...
    JinxRaven JinxRaven 16-17, F Dec 2

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