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Winter Fun – Flash Fiction

This was written for a 99-word flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

November 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using storm windows. It can be literal on a house, but also consider other portals, even spaceships or submarines. Can you make it into something new or build a story around something historical? Go where the prompt leads!

Nov 14 flash fiction


Winds were horrendous, snow squalls blinded my vision and I was cold to the bone. Couldn’t get the furnace relit and I was afraid the pipes would soon freeze. I had to get outside to turn the handle for the water. Why it was outside was puzzling.

Bundling in my winter outerwear I made it around the corner of the house, wet, heavy snow sticking to my toque and eyelashes.

Underfoot I felt something slippery and looked down trying to see what it was. Then I heard a crack. So, here’s where that storm window went. Dammit, always something.

© Susan Zutautas 2019



22 Comments Post a comment
  1. I was already cold, but now I really am. I hope this was not BOTS because that would be just awful. ~nan

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    November 16, 2019
  2. Brrr….your writing was so crisp that I could feel the chill.

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    November 15, 2019
  3. and found it just when you don’t need to …

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    November 15, 2019
  4. You can just keep that weather there, Susan. I love to read about it and that’s all. 🙂

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    November 15, 2019
    • I think we’re in for a long winter this year since it started too early.


      November 19, 2019
  5. Thanks, Susan. And I was already feeling the cold. 🙂

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    November 15, 2019

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