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The Apartment #86


"Daddy! I'm burning!"
Rick was at the door of the apartment, hand on the metal doorhandle, trying to open it. It didn't budge.
"Daddy! I'm burning!"
Ignoring the handle's searing heat which quickly burned the flesh on his hand, Rick wrenched, pulled and pushed at it. He forced his shoulder into the door: it gave a little, but only enough to let out a little black smoke. He stood back and kicked it, to no avail. Again, he rammed it with his shoulder. It budged infinitesimally, but with the smoke came the unmistakable smell of burning flesh.
"Daddy! I'm burning!"

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