Flame’s Greed

Fire is a toxic friend. It takes and takes, requiring ever more from you. Relying on you entirely for its very existence. But – in return for its life, for your sustenance – it keeps you warm. Brightening your life just enough to continue feeding its gnawing flame. Light and heat, its gracious reward for your constant sacrifice.

And the moment you stop giving, stop sustaining, the fire will leave you without another thought. A fickle, greedy friend.