For each day of November, I am going to post an excerpt of the novel I'm working on for the next 30 days through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal is to reach 50,000 words in 30 days. And, go!
Serena and I often played in the eucalyptus grove behind the apartments, sweeping the dirt and arranging some small toys around a little clearing.
One afternoon, we brought out some matches and lit a tiny fire with some twigs right there in the dirt. After that, I was obsessed with fire.
I always had a packet of matches with me so if it looked like something needed to be burned, I was ready.