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spring fever :: steve

Just as soon as I finish this beer, I’m going to get out of my hammock, turn on the hose, and put out the fire that seems to have spread from the grill to the house.

    TAGS:  alcohol, home, beer, fire, grill, hammock, house

bob uncovered :: steve

Four days later, while reading a newspaper account of a mysterious local housefire, an insurance agent said to himself, “Wait a minute…”

    TAGS:  Bob, fire, insurance fraud

Phoenix Shmoenix :: Keith

Nothing emerges from the fire quite as glorious as a metal bird.

    TAGS:  birds, fire, myths

I enjoy fine wines, talking next to a warm, roaring fire, the company of strong, independent women, and walking on the beach, especially during baby harp seal season.

    TAGS:  Peter, fire, wine, seals

Extreme therapy 2 :: 'mouse

Dr. Dickens lost his license shortly after it came out that he’d recommend Tarik become a pyromaniac to overcome his fear of fire.

    TAGS:  fire, phobia, pyromaniac

Oh, Hell :: 'mouse

As Bob stared worriedly at the flames licking up towards the edge of the precipice, Henry showed up with a couple of weiners and two sticks, one of which he proffered to Bob.

    TAGS:  Henry, Bob, fire, precipice

“Fire in the bosom” - though, that might have been some obscure reference to LED lights.

    TAGS:  words, fire, bosom, overheard

slipping away :: boot

Rena could well remember the blackened gum trees that peppered the snow covered landscape, but she suddenly realised that she could no longer recall the smell.

    TAGS:  snow, memory, fire, smell - the odor

He turned his promise of silence slowly between his thoughts the way an arsonist might delight in the feel of an unlit match.

    TAGS:  fire

retribution :: boot

I’d like, just occasionally, to be the daring, reckless type, full of spit and fire and retribution.

    TAGS:  fire, retribution, daring, spirits

“I love you so much, I want to start a fire just so I can save you from it.”

    TAGS:  love, friends, happiness, fire

The Eternal Quest :: 'mouse

Despite several people commenting that his smoked baby-back ribs were the best thing they’d ever eaten last time he made them, Juan couldn’t stop himself from one tiny, final tweak to the recipe, knowing the half-teaspoon of cumin in the brine was a make-or-break risk on the quest for true perfection.

    TAGS:  fire, bbq, best thing I ever ate, ribs, smoke

I didn’t start the fire, but I certainly fanned the flames.

    TAGS:  fire, trouble

Boom :: OhNo789

With a small, decisive puff, the pilot light went out, leaving the gas to fill the house to bursting; with cracks of the old wood, the windows of the house were opened, leaving the gas to fill the Earth to bursting; and with the click of the compressor in the refrigerator where the steaks sat, waiting, my world was left to bursting.

    TAGS:  fire, bursting, left

After his house burned down, Church Pete took to carrying the remainder of h most treasured posessions in his backpack, at least until until his prayer candle took them too.

    TAGS:  fire, prayer, Church Pete, candle

I tried to shake her from my limbs, but she clung to clumsy corners like maple sap; I stoked up a fire with her bellowing anger, and she boiled herself into syrup.

    TAGS:  anger, fire, fingers, breakups, bellows, limbs, clumsy corners, sap, maple trees, sappy


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