Amelia slipped closer to them, closer to the flames, intent on watching the conflagration. It seemed something akin to a pagan ritual, but then, the kids wouldn’t have known anything about this. It was simple mayhem to them

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Prime Meridian [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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