Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Conflagration

A conflagration is a great and destructive fire. It feels like there should be more to it than that, but apparently there isn't.

I quite like setting fire to things, but only in a small and controlled manner. Not it the manner of a conflagration nor as happens in my novel Firestarter.

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you like setting things on fire, then I like standing there with a hose. (Yes, my wife says I am extremely paranoid when it comes to fires.)

Mark Noce said...

Great word! I guess we've all got a little bit of a pyro in us:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - that's the word I used for Eastbourne pier going up in smoke a few years ago ... it certainly conflated! Still hasn't been reinstated ... but is as repaired as it can be ... but things might happen while I'm away - cheers Hilary

oscar case said...

In 1951 I had the pleasure(?) of witnessing and helping to fight a conflagration. Near Hickam Air Force Base on Oahu, Hawaii, old civilian barrack-type housing went up in flames. Five or six of my buddies saw the smoke and we hurried to see what was burning. There were a couple of fire trucks unrolling the hoses and we joined in with willing and helping hands. The old two-story wooden buildings were too dry and there wasn't much saved. We never found out how it started, but it was an exciting day in paradise..

Wendy's Writing said...

It’s a great word and Intend to use it all the time now!