Aja Gabel

Aja Gabel lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of the novel, The Ensemble. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including BOMB, the Kenyon Review, and Glimmer Train.

A home burns at a vineyard during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California on October 24, 2019. - fast-moving wildfire roared through California wine country early Thursday, as authorities warned of the imminent danger of more fires across much of the Golden State. The Kincade fire in Sonoma County kicked up Wednesday night, quickly growing from a blaze of a few hundred acres into an uncontained 10,000-acre (4,000-hectare) inferno, California fire and law enforcement officials said.

California Fires: A Hopeful Apocalypse Story

The Kincade and Getty blazes represent something awful and dystopic — but now is the moment for a fresh start.