Response to Daily Prompt: Flames

Of course, being the hopeless romantic always, I think of flames of passion. If a person is fortunate enough to experience these flames, who cares if you get singed a bit? I’ve felt this burning passion, and it was worth whatever ended up scarred in the end. Because in a fire, flames take a while to appear, especially if the wood is fairly young, green and damp. The heat has to intensify enough to bring the flame, and when it does, the fire burns hot and steady. If these embers are not constantly fed with new wood, they eventually cool and turn into ash.