How It Feels To Lose It All in A Fire

Arah Iloabugichukwu
8 min readMar 1, 2022

And What No One Wants To Hear After It Happens

I didn’t recognize this particular alarm; it was much louder than the one that went off every time I tried to fry chicken. The clock read 8:32 PM. Startled by the sound, my 9-year-old son sat up curiously; the noise was new to him too. I left my bedroom to check if the alarm was sounding throughout our unit; it was. I made my way into my son’s closet…

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