Set against the backdrop of an erupting volcano in New Zealand’s North Island, Lana wrestles with her recent grief, for survival on the mountain and her future with a man whose past she was once a part of. Woven through her narrative is Alfred’s story and the theft of war medals, and which Lana finds herself enmeshed in, further threatening her life. Follow Lana as she tries to extricate herself from not only the mountain but her past.
Welcome to the eighth snippet of Fire in the Mountain
Lana knew that night would take a long time to fall, but even so with the land covered with snow and some moonlight able to get through, it would never get pitch black. She began to think about the hut: the warmth, the fire, food and Paul. Her stomp eased back into a trudge and she chanted a mantra in her head: trudge drag trudge drag. Before long she’d broached the final brow and made out the dark shape of the hut. A tiny spot of amber light was all she needed to give impetus to the final leg.