Flames are still dancing inside of the Co-op; we can see them behind the glass window that faces our house.
“Fire, Fire!” I see dark shadows against the red muted ball that I have now come to realize is the community’s Co-op.
Something is wrong. I have just crawled into bed and closed my eyes after a long night of babysitting, a loud scream is piercing my ears and my brain is commanding that I pry open my heavy, heavy eyelids.
A group of spectators has formed around her. Everyone wants to watch her dance and sing her story. She swoops with the drum; her song rises in a chant.
Doors to the hall burst open with a cloud of frozen condensation, everyone turns in anticipation, “Holy, can you believe what we are having for Christmas Dinner?”
’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the houses, not a creature was stirring, not even the mouses (lemmings).
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