Fourth of July Fire

Book cover: 4th of July Fire: A True Story by Ryan Southwick

Our 4th of July this year included the kind of fireworks you hope to never see. Below is an accounting I wrote shortly after the event. Though I'm sure I've mixed up the order and details in places, I tried to keep it as true to the actual events that took place, including what I was thinking at the time. The neighbors left me a flattering card that brought tears to my eyes. They call me a hero, but I'm just thankful everyone was safe.

This is my first attempt at writing first person, present tense.

UPDATE: You can now download it as an ebook from BookFunnel.