So, I have a scene in my short story where two brothers are hiding in a field. The field gets burned down with them inside, and they escape. I'm having trouble creating an escape scene with enough suspense. "They sat amongst the crops for several hours, never daring to peer outside the fields. It was not long before they could hear screams of horror, see the gray pillar of smoke erecting from the town, and smell the ashes of a burning village. However, the smoke seemed to be coming closer and closer until it was neigh on top of them, and Alexander understood with dread the reason behind this. He immediately grabbed Demetrius’ hand and sprinted away from the raging fire, which was scorching the fields. Demetrius tripped over a rock and tumbled to his stomach. He peered up at Alexander briefly before letting out a loud wail. Alexander quickly helped him to his feet and despite Demetrius’ pain they kept running, the flame always directly behind them." I may want to change the fire to have circled them, so they need to run through burning fields, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?