When faced with the quintessential childhood question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” kids often doodle stick figures clad in yellow, wielding water hoses. After all, firefighters are the stuff of local legends—while most people run from danger, they actively seek it out. Their heroics are chronicled above the fold in newspapers and their actions are immortalized in comic books in the form of cape-wearing heroes who soar to safety with frail grandmothers under their arms, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Nineteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story.