On this date in 1861, General Beauregard and his Confederate troops opened fire on Ft. Sumter in South Carolina, thus beginning the American Civil War.
At the present, we’ve also got a bunch of planets in Aries. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is named for the god of war and represents aggression, new beginnings, and action.
So, for today’s Friday Fun, write the opening sentence to your sweeping war epic. Set the stage for us, and use the words battle and fiery. Feel free to use forms of those words instead, like battlefield or fire.