A to Z Challenge

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A to Z - Blanket of Snow


Day 2, so far so good.  2nd Flash down, 24 to go...


The snow falls fast and thick, the world is void of color.  It’s 25 below zero, I think.  Why am I hot?  I fumble with the zipper before slipping off my jacket.  A nippy wind pulls a tear from my eye.  I sigh, sinking down into the soft white fluff.  I’m not supposed to do this, but it feels so good.  I lay back, letting the snow blanket me.  I snuggle in and drift off...  

12 comments:

  1. Compelling. You have me eager with questions after only 9 sentences. Will you be adding more to this? On or off of the blog?

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    1. Maybe someday...that's kind of the thing with a Flash...it's compact and tight (hopefully) and conveys a very short story. Hopefully evokes some sort of emotion. This may find its way into another story sometime though...

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  2. Beautiful, tinged with sadness and defeat.

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    1. I have always thought, that freezing to death might be one of the least traumatic ways to die...but, luckily I've never had to test that theory.

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  3. Ahhh... so peaceful. This conveys the sweet heart of a child. :-) Hi, Millie! Good luck with the A to Z :-)

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  4. Thanks Teresa...I think I made it a bit harder on myself by deciding to make all my posts be Flashes. I am good for several days, but I've got to write quite a few more to be successful : )

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  5. This has a peaceful feel to it at the beginning with all the snow, but that last line seemed a bit ominous. Nice job!

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    1. Ominous peace...weird word synergy : )

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  6. Your snow angel flash reminded me of a time when I lost a hand-knitted scarf making a snow angel. Your line, "I'm not supposed to do this," reminded me of that time.

    Good job!

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  7. I've hand fingers so numb before that I've bitten down hard on them and couldn't feel a thing. That's when I cried to my daddy, and he took my wet mittens and gave me his warm gloves : ) Dad's are awesome things!

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  8. Love the simplicity...visiting from A-Z!

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