This is written for the http://andyswordsandpictures.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/two-for-tuesday-challenge-10-may-28-june-3/ challenge. Word limit: 200 Standard Prompt: Dead Drunk. My word count:199 Enjoy! Note: the link feature to the challenge blog is non-functional.
The tone dropped, I grabbed my go-bag and hit the front yard running. Jumping in the car and turning the ignition even before I shut the door. Seconds always counted, and I had my response time to the firehouse down to less than 68 seconds! We were a Volunteer Fire Department, but we had the best damn response time in the state at just under 3 minutes. At the firehouse, I again hit the ground running to the Ambulance that was just beginning to roll out of the garage.
Red and White lights flashing, siren blaring, and tires squealing on wet pavement; we tore through town faster than the last tornado. The scene. I saw bits and pieces of it a full block away. Glass glittered in the flashing lights. Screams rent the night air as I rushed past the officer guarding the scene.
‘Damn, teenagers.’ I heard him mumble as I passed.
Twisted metal, shattered glass, blood, tiny body of a child embedded half-in, half-out of the windshield, the smell of alcohol filled the car’s cabin as I leaned in and felt for a pulse on the driver.
‘No pulse. Dead drunk.’ I shouted. It was standard procedure, but unnecessary.