Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
Copyright – Jean L. Hays
“I was there.” Brigit said. “The Great Fire.”
“But that was almost 150 years ago! That is not possible.” I regarded her warily, wondering if she’ll set my shoes on fire again. It was not a pleasant experience the last time she did it.
“Shush, boy. Your ignorance is painful enough, I can’t suffer through your words, too.” she turned around, encompassing the square with her blazing eyes. “They tried to rape me. So, I set them on fire.”
“Who?” I yelped, smelling the burning rubber.
“Hush, child. This age of men is intertwined with cruelty. Maybe it’s time for another fire.”
Great Chicago Fire
Brigid, the Goddess of Fire