Why do we set cake on fire once a year?
Thank You for the Cupcake and the Fire Hazard
“Happy 2nd birthday, Kristen!” someone said, setting down a present on the table in front of me. I looked up to my older sister, my twin who had arrived six years earlier. She canted her head at me, whispering loudly, “You’re supposed to say thank you.”
THE SIREN’S STEAL
The young mermaid tilted her head, watching the visitors to her father’s palace watch her through the glass of her tank. One young child had the audacity to tap at the enclosure. She snarled in response, cocking her head, and wincing as she felt the drag of her new curling horns.
“And to your left, you’ll see our human exhibit!” the perky green-haired Martian exclaimed. She swept her arms out in welcome. “Exhibit 51!” Young aquarium viewers oohed and ahhed, taking pictures on small devices that fit in their webbed hands. They paddled closer around the glass tank, shoving each other to get a better view.