E is for Eternal Flame Falls
The Eternal Flame Falls are a unique natural phenomenon. Located in Chestnut Ridge Park in New York, the waterfall sits over a tiny cave. Inside the cave, cracks in the rock allow natural gas to seep out. Visitors to the falls can light the gas, producing the “eternal flame”, fire behind the water. The flame doesn’t actually burn eternally; wind and water often extinguish it, but it can be relit easily.
What a beautiful and amazing occurrence – fire and water, apparently coexisting together.
A world of never ending water – it falls from the sky, floods over the land, fills the seas to overflowing, and drowns the people’s spirits.
When a flame is discovered burning behind a waterfall, it is proclaimed a miracle. A struggle to possess the flame begins, culminating in violence and the extinguishing of the flame. Horror shames the people and when the flame is relit by lightning, the people resolve to protect and share it.
What story would you write about fire and water together?
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