Daily Story Challenge-Month 2-Flames and Fury

This is the second month of my story challenge. Slight rule change, seen as I made this up and I'm not following rules written by someone else. Enjoy! :D (Complete.)


12. Day 11

(These next four entries will be the story version of them. As usual, the minimum of five lines applies.)


The fire crackled, thin and wispy, amongst the coals in the fireplace. Ice had begun to spread its way across the windows of the tiny cottage, as though winter was almost upon them. It was only October, and winter there didn't usually pick up until the end of November. The feeble, rusting iron that 'held back' the fire shivered, mirroring its audience. A single curled up person, seeking to shield themselves from the cold, dark night. The iron shook again and its ancient design seemed as thought it'd fall for a moment. But then it righted itself, and the huddled figure let out a breath.

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