A world of dark sorcery—a time of sharpened bronze.
A vast wildfire races across the countryside, incinerating everything before it. A village of innocents lies in the inferno's path, trapped by their ancient devotion to their guardian spirit. Can Oshala the Hex free them from their deadly fetters, or will the sorceress be consumed by the blaze?
This is a 6,300 word short story in the sword and sorcery genre, in the tradtion of Tanith Lee, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Robert E. Howard.