You momentarily create a small globe of rapidly moving sparks of ectoplasmic flame. You may make a touch attack to hit a creature with the globe for 1d3 points of fire damage, however, this is not a classic "touch" power; if you fail the attack roll, you were not able to catch your target in the triggered globe. You cannot "hold the charge".
The sparks may be used to set unattended, mundane paper, dry leaves, cloth, parchment, thin wood, or similar combustable materials aflame. Psionic or attended objects receive a save to negate damage.