Fires is a great story about a woman named Glenda who tells everyone in a small mountain town that she is a runner training and will only be there for a few months. The descriptions within this story: from hares turning color from white to brown to snowlines disappearing from a valley unto only the highest mountainous regions. I thought that this story had an agenda, but it wasn't until I read the author's notes did it all make sense. Fires is about a character with an internal illness but it is not mentioned in the story. A well written piece.