(Author’s Note: Currently working on my summer plans, and it’s going to be quite interesting come August. Here’s today’s fictioneers, and if you know the title/song, then you know why I used it.)
Set Me In Motion
by Miles H. Rost
Sarah Jeon was in tears.
Her family home in rural Kentucky had burned down. It spread too fast for her to get the two small teddy bears that were her last connection to her birth mom in Korea.
While firemen hosed down the hollow house, one walked over from the remains of her bedroom, carrying something in a sheet.
“Little lady,” the 6-foot-5 firefighter boomed, as he kneeled down to look at the 8 year old, “This little one was looking for you.”
He opened the sheet, her bear only singed
“Kimchi!” she cried.
She hugged and cried into his shoulder.
A beautifully written tale. A heroic fireman returning something that meant the world. Have seen this happen all too often. Had my bible returned to me after my attic room at a foster home was gutted by flames. It was tucked beside the chimney. The fire was intense. The bible… not even a single singed page or cover. I wept when my Firechief returned it to me.
And it’s now by your side all the time. 🙂 Thanks for telling me your story!
My goodness. Your experience really moved me. You have obviously been through a lot and hope you are doing well.
Yes, a good side effect is a strong faith that while it can be shaken, it’s never toppled.
So, true and yet there are times where you really do feel shaken to the core, but you’re ultimately better for it even if it takes awhile to see it.
Agreed. A good shake up once in a while reminds you that you’re still human… 🙂 ❤
I have a singed teddy bear! Yes the human memory is powerful.
This was actually based on my experience of having a house fire at the age of 7. It didn’t destroy the house…in fact, it was actually quite minor. But it was still a bit traumatizing.
Kimchi? She named her bear after fermented cabbage (which, by the way is delicious)?
Korean adoptee. Kimchi is a connection to her heritage. 😀
Loved this. I also write about rural KY.
Such a sweet story, loved it.
So beautiful and heart moving.
Lovely that she got the teddy back – she must have been quite well-grown when she was adopted to remember her birth mother.
I really loved your story. It was very sensitively told. I also appreciated hearing about the fire which inspired it. I went with a flood in my take, which was harking back to the Queensland floods a few years ago. We were a bit south and were spared the flooding but experienced the deluge.
Very sweet tale and loved the heroism and humanism of the first firefighter.
Firefighters are awesome. So glad she got her bear. :o)
Moving story with a lot of feeling
I don’t know, put Kimchi on the grill for a bit with some samgyupsal…sounds delicious. Sorry, I’m terrible. 🙂 Nice story.
And now you made Sarah cry. 😛
So many wonderful, brave and loving people out there. Beautiful story.