Glowing Coals

"There are three things a fire needs to burn. They are oxygen, fuel and heat. These three phenomenon are collectively known as the fire triangle..."

I yawned. I liked Science, but we'd been doing fire (or as the teacher put it, combustion) for three weeks now. That's nine lessons.

I was saved by the bell. The shrill ringing was cut through by the sound of people scraping their stools back, eager to go now the day was over. 

I pushed my stool out of the way and grabbed my bag from under the desk. It was a big, bulky thing, a backpack with green elastic bits which seemed to serve no purpose except for getting caught on everything. I ran past the desks and caught up with Cherry, my appropriately cherry obsessed friend and Emma, A.K.A. The Bush.

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