Chapter 1: Born of Smoke and Flame

Aaron DeBee
7 min readApr 4, 2018

The first flash-fiction installment of a long-term series

Chapter 2 of this series can be found by clicking the link.

I wake to the acrid smell of smoke. My first two feelings are alarm and irritation. I assume for a few moments that I fell asleep with the stove still on. I tend to do that when I’ve been drinking, and last night I was definitely drinking.

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Aaron DeBee

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