The Call of the Elements: A Kiss of Fire by Sky Corbelli
Approx. 13,080 words.
Published on January 1, 2013.
I shall begin with that which is passionate and beautiful, as an old man is wont to do. Fire, who consumes and destroys even as she gives light and warmth, loveliest of the Elements. Once, she locked herself away, hidden in a land of snow and ice, fearing the power that burned within her. More's the folly: we brought her back.