The button on her striped clown shirt read Frieda the Flamer. The kids at the backyard birthday party watched as she lit the fuse disguised as a daisy flower on her black top hat. When the first Roman Candle fireball shot skyward there were audible gasps from several of the children. The second ball shot into the air as Frieda feigned surprise by covering her mouth with her palm. Four more shots burst forth before the neighbor came around the corner and exclaimed, “The cedar shake roof is on fire!”
Frieda’s big red shoes flippity-flopped as she dashed for her car.