Flower, Fire, Funeral Pyre
Sometimes childish things persist beyond their natural time. Sometimes evil is blurry at the edges. Sometimes a little imagination only makes things worse.
Boys will be boys
and sparks will be fire,
floral and flush
with death and desire.
Flower, Fire, Funeral Pyre is a weird-horror tale with a distinctly Southern flavor. It's about 5,900 words long.
Warning: A few instances of adult language.