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Run to the Water

Run to the Water

Black Heat Blazing Death One Way Out Can’t Quit Life or Death Don’t Stop Running Safety is Around the Next Bend – Brian Tagavak, Navajo Scout Crewmember, On escaping the Dude Fire (1990)   Christmas turkey in Australia this year was served smoked, if...

To Build a Backfire

Inspired by Jack London’s “To Build a Fire.” (many of Jack London’s original sentences and words retained) DAY HAD DAWNED COLD AND GRAY WHEN the woman turned aside from the main fireline. She climbed the high earth-bank where a little-traveled game trail led east...

The Tell-Tale Hotspot

(inspired by, and only a few words changed from, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart) No Sh*t!  nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The wildfire mop-up had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled...