Vinita sniffed the smell of burnt cloth and casually dismissed it as emanating from the neighbour’s window. It was quite common for them to leave a dish unattended on the gas burner ending it up charred. Yet again, she shrugged as she dug herself back into the book that she was deeply engrossed in.
It wasn’t always that Vinita gets so intensely immersed in reading. The events of the previous evening had set her thoughts wandering and she had decided that being profoundly gripped in the book was the only way she could keep her mind away from thinking about what had happened.
The screams were what startled Vinita and she saw the entire room engulfed in fire. She was surrounded by an inferno all around and even the doorway leading her to out of her house was fully on fire leaving her no chance to run out.
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