If By Fire

This is a first draft. This is an imperfect and very flawed story. Remember: you are reading a trial run of this story, and it will be improved upon later.

Imagining a future where the police are a barely overseen institution with more power than ever before, we witness the events that play out when Officer Fifteen figures out who is behind a series of serial burnings.

Introduction 1 – Forsaken

Introduction 2 – A Matter of Pride

1 – Hearth

2 – Extra Credit

3 – Warm Welcome

4 – A Perfect Match

5 – Well Earned Rest

6 – Planning Ahead

7 – Risk And Reward

8 – Under The Rug

9 – It’s a Date

10 – Execute

11 – Parley

12 – If Youth Knew

13 – Hoedown

14 – Inspection

15 – Once More, With Confidence

16 – Diplomatic Immunity

Intermission – Haikus

17 – Motherhood

18 – Try It On

19 – Therapy, Probably

20 – Tea Party

21 – …Into My Own Hands

22 – White Lie

23 – Among Friends

24 – Slumber Party

25 – Too Late

26 – Night Shift

27 – Authority Issues

28 – Unwanted, Unsolicited, Undeserved

29 – Who Let This Happen

30 – Late Night Joyride

31 – One Possible Solution

32 – What Matters to Me

33 – Only a Mother Could Love

34 – Little Orphan Anna

35 – Metanoia

36 – Lighthouse