This is "Fact & Fiction", actually about my writing. With these blog entries I hope to remind myself of what I'm writing. Sometimes there are so many ideas floating around in my head that they tend to attach themselves where they don't belong. Spin-offs? Anyway, today's blog is under the heading of tag "a", which is story outlines. So, what is the story in Angels in the Flames?
It starts out with Grace Andrews in the kitchen, preparing breakfast. The day is Sunday, June 13, 1886, and Grace is only eleven years old. However she has her chores, and so does her younger brother, Eddie. He hasn't done his job (filling the wood box for the stove) so Grace has to leave her post at the stove. The grease in the bacon pan catches fire, and Grace screams for help. We meet her family over breakfast, then go with her to Sunday School. Eddie runs off rather than stick with his sister and the little girl, May, whom Grace is obliged to take with them.
They no sooner arrive at church when suddenly there is panic in the streets. A fire is fast approaching, roaring down the street like a train. Everyone runs for the waterfront to escape. Grace is scooped into a canoe and on her way to safety. But, unable to see her brother, she jumps from the canoe and heads back to the burning city. (to be continued)