S.L. Harris is an archaeologist, teacher, and writer. Originally from West Virginia, he lives in Chicago with his wife, two children, and faithful hound. When not digging in ancient houses, gardens, or libraries, he can be found trying to keep up with his kids and stray thoughts.
The land burns so hot and high tonight that Let can see its orange glow even from the heart of The City of Birds. It burns so thick she can taste the whole year’s growth of leaves and branches on her lips. It burns so fast she can almost hear the deer and cottontails scream as flames outrun them and devour them whole.
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