FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares fictional story called "Raising the Phoenix"

Friday, November 2, 2012 | 11:37 a.m. CDT

This is a fictional story written by Danielle Komo, a graduating junior at Hickman High School and a student in Nancy White's creative writing class. Komo is 17 years old and is considering a career as a linguist in the U.S. military.