Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thursday Tales: A Life Consumed by Fire
I always wondered what it would be like to walk into a meeting and say, "Hi. My name is Angela. And I'm a pyromaniac." Only that wouldn't quite be true. I'm not a pyromaniac.
I just set things on fire.
I'm just a girl... who sometimes sets things on fire.
Sometimes I can do it on purpose... if I summon up enough control of my own mind, I can set something on fire. That's great for camping trips. But, most of the time, it's something involuntary. I get mad or upset, and it just happens. It's not intentional. No one sets out in life hoping to be the freak. It's cool to be Katniss Everdeen, The Girl on Fire. It's less cool to be Angela, The Girl Who Accidentally Ruins Everything With Fire.
No one forgets the day in kindergarten when you accidentally envelop the class hamster in flames. No one forgets and no one forgives.