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A former firefighter with two interagency hotshot crews, Christoph Weber is now a certified arborist, board member at the University of Nevada Arboretum, and guerrilla tree planter. His short fiction has appeared in Nature, Deep Magic, and VICE’s Terraform, was included on Tangent Online’s Recommended Reading List, and won the Writers of the Future Award. For more of Christoph’s work, and to stay apprised of his debut novel, Hangman, stop by christophweber.com.

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By Christoph Weber

Raging Forest Fire

The Last Stand

A thirty-foot wave of flame roars toward us over the grassy plain. We stand our ground. We were soldiers once ...
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