100 words! I tried to write a little differently than I normally do (at least I think I did). ;)

Please review and tell me what you like/dislike. Thanks!


Flames, fiery hot, spreading across the ceiling.

Jessica staring with vacant eyes.


"Sam, wake up!"

Sam's eyes flew open. Jessica was leaning over him, golden hair framing her face.


"You were having a dream."

Sam ran a trembling hand across his face. "I'm sorry if I woke you."

Jessica snuggled against Sam's chest. "Sam, you're shaking! Are you alright?"

Sam tightened his arms around Jessica. "I'm fine. Go back to sleep."

Long after Jessica had fallen asleep, Sam lay awake in the darkness, praying.

Please, don't let me lose her. Please, God, just let it be a dream.