Ginger's Fire

Ginger's Fire

by Maureen Brady


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ISBN-13: 9781560234449
Publisher: Haworth Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 07/15/2003
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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"Pulling up to the stop sign with the caution blinker, Ginger makes herright turn. The plume of smoke. It swipes across her heart this time as she rounds the top of the next hill. She hears the blast of the fire siren back toward Coxsackie. A long, shrill wail. It hangs on a high note. There's a moment of silence, then the wail pierces into her heart again. Over and over calling out urgently.

"At the tee onto Willow Road the fire truck from Cairo is coming. She waits for it as well as three pick-ups with their flashers flashing. The whole world seems to be going to this fire. She follows the procession. Knowing the roads as well as they do, she is able to keep up with them. Thought is gone now. Replaced with the echo of the siren ringing in her gut. And the worry: why do they keep turning wherever she is supposed to turn? West Valley Road, then the right fork at Mulligans, then the left rolling into Berry Road, her road. It feels as if they have sucked her into their tail winds. She does not dare think the next thought: there are only four houses on Berry Road.

"The Smarts' house stands stately and quiet in the descending dusk. Hers is another mile down. She has to drop back a bit because the fire truck and other vehicles raise a tunnel of dust thick enough to block visibility of all but the plume of smoke ascending to the sky, now so close it cannot possibly be any other house but hers."

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