Well, Friday has come around again, and every week we take part in the 100 word story challenges set by Julias Place. This week the prompt is ‘the extreme weather meant’. If you want to do your own 100 story, then scroll down to the bottom for more information.
This week we have Limebirds Neeks and Vanessa taking part.
He stood at the picture window, sipping his coffee. The wind howled its way around the house and through the trees, snapping the clothesline and drifting the snow against the fence. The extreme weather meant that getting to work might not happen, he should check and see if the trains were still running.
His daughter came in with a blanket and fell onto the couch. Goofball. She looked up hopefully.
“No school,” he shook his head. “Maybe no work either. What do you think of that?”
She raised her head. This was unknown territory.
“Really? Can we make a snowman?”
Two steps, and then a pause. That’s how it went. And with each pause, a few laboured breaths. Each time more painful. Two steps and then a pause. That’s how it went. It was the same walk she did every week. Had done for years. Every Wednesday. At her age the walk was never easy, but the extreme weather meant it was much harder. She went every week. Just to kiss the headstone and say, “Still miss you Frankie.” Today she lingered a little longer, to smile and remember. Then she turned for home. Two steps, and then a pause. That’s how it went.
Would you like to have a go at a 100 word story? Well, head on over to Julia’s Place for the rules and either add your offering in the comments, or do your own post, but don’t forget to either link back to us or let us know in the comments so we can come and read!