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ignite\ iɡˈnīt \ (verb); 1. to set (something) on fire : to cause (something) to burn; 2. to begin burning : to catch fire; 3. to give life or energy to (someone or something)

it’s so hot, solid rock is burning.

light screams underground, hitching a ride on dust moats made of showers of scolding embers.

our eyelashes have begun to wilt.

shampoo bottles swell to twice their size and all our condiments hiss at as when we open them.

we keep sliding off bus seats.

our bag of marshmellows is now a bag of marshmellow.

at night, we douse ourselves with water and lie on opposite sides of the bed, completely still, on smouldering sheets, scared to shuffle lest our friction loosen a spark.