Pushing the boundaries of realism with fantastical transformations and deformities, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt investigates the nature of otherness and isolation with humor and pathos. Bridgette Dunlap adapts Aimee Bender's short stories, creating a world twisted on its axis. Mimi is a closeted mermaid. Annie's lover is experiencing reverse evolution. The fire girl can't stop burning things. A pregnant teen is sent to live with a hunchback. And a girl goes up in flames.