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Mad with heat

The air crackles like an oven. Grass, dry as cinder, crawls with critters mad with heat. One spark is all it takes for houses to shoot up in flames, the hot breath of the wind fanning the fire in a … Continue reading

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Summer heats up on the Bayou

When I stepped off the bus, the heat hit me like a rock. Beads of sweat gathered on my upper lip and dripped down my brown as a scorching fluff of air carried the smell of tang and mud from … Continue reading

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