It is amazing how hard a time I’ve had planning this scene out. I actually did a fair bit of research on farm-related fires, and learned things like packed wet straw can and will spontaneously combust, and if it does, ohhhh boy are you in trouble.
(Don’t think that’s what happened here, though.)

I added a link up on the left edge for a Formspring dealie in the event someone feels like asking a question (directed at one of the characters or myself) they can do it (anonymously, even).

I also added a donate button… I’m working on figuring out donation incentives, so maybe that’ll be up… sometime….