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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

 

 

Roots a Haiku

root haiku

Imagining

As I sit here today looking outside, I’m trying to think of what it would be like to be out in the elements.  We’ve had some pretty bad weather this winter and this past weekend it was snowing, blowing, ice pellets, and very high winds here in Ontario, Canada. Today it is still snowing and looks a bit windy out there. Think I’ll hibernate today.

ImaginingImagining

Blustery snow

Descending down

Howling Winds

Shaking the trees

Temperatures plummeting

Cold to the bone

Wandering aimlessly

Trudging through

Gasping for air

Desperately seeking cover

Cannot find shelter

Frostbite is evident

Hypothermia sets in

Collapsing from exhaustion

Losing consciousness

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

Winter’s Worst

Tired of Winter

We yearn for springtime

We put our trust in groundhogs

We must be crazy!



.©  S.Zutautas 2019


Winter Evening – Haiku

 

Winter Evening by Susan Zutautas

Bitter cold evening

Fresh snow fell blanketing all

Was a two-dog night

© Susan Zutautas

Frozen

In Like a Lion

Winds are a howling

Temperatures plummeting

Abounding blizzards 

February Haiku

A Little Bit of Poetry



February blahs

Taken over by fatigue

Dreams of warm sunshine