The Return of the Fire

Donna’s bell-shaped sleeves looked dangerously flammable. I should’ve said something, but I suspected she was too upset to care. She had asked me to wear a ceremonial robe to her Imbolc celebration, and I showed up in a red sundress and combat boots.

“Ten bucks the fire department shows up tonight.”

“That’s terrible,” I said to the green-eyed stranger, and wondered if Mr. Hotness had read my thoughts. “I’m sure we can put her out ourselves.”

We laughed.

“Fire!” someone screamed.

I leapt to my friend’s aid, but stop; the High Priestess had snuffed out the flames.

The green-eyed stranger ran into my back. His hot hard body set my flesh on fire.  




18 comments:

  1. LOL! We've had one of these . . .

    "Tie your hair back, chick, it's a big fire."

    "No! Bound hair impedes the flow of magic!"

    FWOOSH!

    "So, d'ya think fire extinguisher foam counts as air, earth, or water?"

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  2. @Ellen, me too!

    @Snoozepossum, I still remember the flames. And her face when I showed up wearing muddy combat boots. I was on the field, damn it! What did she expect? A camouflaged robe!? It was hilarious *cough, cough* right after we made sure she was okay. And I definitely think a extinguisher would be one of those gods' saving substitutes ;-)

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  3. LOL @ Snoozepossum and Magaly. lol...

    I like this. :)

    The red sundress and combat boots reminded me of Mia from the "Princess Diaries" series by Meg Cabot. Mia's favorite footwear is combat boots, and she also lives in New York.

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  4. Really? I haven't read Princess Diaries. I love sundresses and combat boots: comfy and very convenient when you forget your civilian shoes and have to go somewhere right after work ;-)

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  5. I like the double-meanings you embedded in this piece. You did a great job packing a full-feeling story into 113 words.

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  6. AidanF is right, great on the "double-meanings". I had to search the imbolc and understood the story even more. I like the girl, and the guy ^_^

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  7. @Aidan, Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate your words.

    @GK, Glad you like them, I'm rather fond of them too ;-) I worked hard trying to describe what was happening between the characters and the meaning of Imbolc, the Pagan holiday that marks the return of spring (the light), but the story was so short that I failed to add what Imbolc meant. I'll keep that in mind nest time.

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  8. @Aidan, Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate your words.

    @GK, Glad you like them, I'm rather fond of them too ;-) I worked hard trying to describe what was happening between the characters and the meaning of Imbolc, the Pagan holiday that marks the return of spring (the light), but the story was so short that I failed to add what Imbolc meant. I'll keep that in mind nest time.

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  9. LOL @ Snoozepossum and Magaly. lol...

    I like this. :)

    The red sundress and combat boots reminded me of Mia from the "Princess Diaries" series by Meg Cabot. Mia's favorite footwear is combat boots, and she also lives in New York.

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  10. AidanF is right, great on the "double-meanings". I had to search the imbolc and understood the story even more. I like the girl, and the guy ^_^

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  11. Really? I haven't read Princess Diaries. I love sundresses and combat boots: comfy and very convenient when you forget your civilian shoes and have to go somewhere right after work ;-)

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  12. Sky clad isn't fireproof either, although clearly appropriate for close collisions with hot, hard, green-eyed strangers.

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    1. Hahaha! Sky-clad collisions in my mind...

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  13. Whoo Hoo! Eleven sentences. Now, fire extinguisher at the ready, I can spend my afternoon in graphic exposition!

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    1. As long as there is a fire extinguisher nearby...

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  14. Bet he enjoyed running into you also...

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