|"The Writer's Cramp" The Prompt: Write a newspaper article portraying a memorable event in your life, but you can't mention exactly what it is. Instead, you have to use sensory details and comments from witnesses or participants.
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At approximately 2:00pm, yesterday, a woman was spotted entering the Central Fire Station, located on the corner of Commerce and Enterprise.
One eye witness, Dee Leerious, stated, "Her hair was flaming, but she remained calm. She walked into the garage of the station like nothing was wrong."
When asked the reaction of the firefighters Dee commented, "They had the hoses strung out on the floor, but not one turned on her. I didn't see as much as an extinguisher pointed in her direction. Then one of the men escorted her inside."
Those interviewed inside the station had similar statements. Miss Understood, a secretary who is employed with the Fire Department, said she caught a glimpse of the fiery stranger.
"I saw her walking down the hall. At first I didn't know what to think, but then assumed she was a new employee. We do a lot of the fire training here in the station."
The unusual situation of this mysterious woman led us to the garage of the fire station, where several on-duty firefighters were available for comment.
"She was hot, all right," stated Ben Smokey, a firefighter with Central station for 1 year. "We took the opportunity to show off our hoses. We even let her sit in our new ladder truck. Things got exciting though, when we were toned out."
Carman Monoxide, a Lieutenant with the department commented further, "We let her go out with us on a call. She had a great time, and we certainly enjoyed her being there."
When asked about her hair being on fire, Carman answered, "She was a hottie with red hair, if that's what you mean. The only thing on fire were our hearts."
With the confusion finally cleared, the only question left to ask was if she was seeking employment with the Fire Department. In place of a comment, a group of smiles appeared.
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