#OctPoWriMo: Day 23-27

#OctPoWriMo: Day 23-27

OctPoWriMo Day 23: Santa Ana Winds It’s barely seven in the morning and I’ve just gotten out of bed. The sun has just come up over the horizon and I’m already sweating what seems like bullets of lead. I get dressed, walk out the door, and feel the wind on my face. The weather is [...]

How Lack of Funding Fueled A Forest Fire

Dark black soot covered the earth’s dirt floor. I had spotted burnt trees chopped down to save the ones surrounding it, charcoaled and black colored wood scattered all around our feet as we moved further up into the mountain. We followed the path that was once covered in flames up in to the mountains and [...]

“F” is for Fire

“F” is for Fire

Writers of Kern Blogging Challenge (A-Z)  My eyes are transfixed on the yellows, reds and oranges that paint their warm strokes against the black sky. I continue to watch as the brilliant flames dance and twirl like swifter swaying seaweed in the sea. It’s as if these brilliant colors are alive and quickly moving away [...]