Tuesday, July 9, 2013

642 Things to Write About: Set Something on Fire

It was perched on the dresser like it had been for the last year. The team photo, no frame, curled edges. The caption beneath the photo read, "Lawrence Academy Girls Tennis, Conference Champions." Abby tucked her chestnut curls behind her ear, "We weren't all champions. Hannah cheated." Abby glanced at the candle and the box of matches that sat beside the photo. She slipped a match from the carton and struck it against the side. A flame erupted from the friction. Abby grasped the photo, her hand trembling as the fire met the paper. Hannah's face and torso melted before Abby shook the flame from the photo.

Reference (because plagiarizing isn't cool)
The San Francisco Writers' Grotto. (2011). 642 things to write about. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books LLC.

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