Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Up In Smoke
From my hometown paper:

Owner Sentenced for Torching House

The house was here.

I remember seeing the house go up. It was two Augusts ago, and I was home from college before classes started. I had gone to church that morning with my family. Driving home, we saw a huge plume of black smoke, miles beyond where our house was. It looked like it could have been a forest fire, but the smoke looked too dark for that, which made us fear that a plane might have gone down. We drove up as close as we could until we saw the police cars barricading the road.
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