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This is a powerful story. You had a great opening full of danger and suspense.

I wonder if the title might have given the ending away, though I don't usually read titles before a story and still sensed that the MC was the fire starter but wonder if it might have shown others the ending too soon. I also wonder why he used the term sister. I'm assuming it was more of a term of endearment than relationship.

You captured the topic in a creative and tense way. Every time there is a huge tragedy or act of hate on the news we scratch our heads and ask why--what could force a person to take such a drastic step. You showed the why with such great details. You had me at the edge of my seat. At the end I found empathy for the MC. It takes talent to allow the reader empathy for the Lillian and you did that quite expertly.

11/20/12
You have some wonderful descriptive phrases in your story, like "Darkness fell like a ten ton girder dropped from a crane." and "The steel and concrete structure threatening to buckle was transforming into a crematorium…" You put me right in the action.