Friday Fictioneer: The Winter the Snow Never Stopped #amwriting #flashfiction #snow


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting FF.

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Credit: Sarah Potter

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The snow began yesterday and hadn’t stopped. By 5:00 pm it was night and the snow continued. Sara peered outside and could see the fat flakes steadily falling. They accumulated into two-foot piles and the city was forced to run the snow plows to clear the roads. 

It snowed for six months starting in December without stopping but remained eerily calm outside and around -12 degrees Celsius. It was difficult for Sara to even buy groceries. The walls of thick snow made her claustrophobic. 

 At the end of May, Sara crept outside and heard the first trickle of the water. The snow had begun to melt. Now, the river was rising and flooding was a concern. 

There was no winning with Mother Nature. 

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49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: The Winter the Snow Never Stopped #amwriting #flashfiction #snow

    1. Haha. That’s funny Dale 🙂 Luckily it’s just a story. Even when it gets cold or snowy here, it’s only for a while. It would have to be one awful year to have snow until June begins. We might get one bad snow storm when May begins but other years it’s the middle of May and 30 degrees Celsius, somewhere in the 90’s for Fahrenheit I think.

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    1. Yeah actually here has been nice too. We have had bad winters in the past but not for a while. And no it never snows without end for 6 months, that’s Fiction 🙂 I like the strangely nice weather in winter don’t you?

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    1. Haha, a lot of people say this. I think this is one bad year. Wherever you go, there are bad things about the whether 🙂 this is fiction in all my years of Alberta winters it’s never snowed straight six months and kept building. Usually it snows a bit then it gets warmer and it melts away, then it gets cold, snows, and the process repeats. But it’s been a warm winter the past few years and not much snow and good weather. When you live and grow up in it it’s much different. However, we do have many ‘snowbirds’ from Canada who take off to Phoenix, California, Texas etc for much of the Winter when they retire.

      Thanks for reading and your comment 🙂

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    1. Lol. You love snow lol? The story itself is fiction but not far from the truth. I’m from Alberta, Canada and in the past we have had bad winters where it snows, not nonstop, but quite a lot from November until March or April. However, it usually meant we had some colder spells which weren’t pleasant at all for a couple weeks at a time. Lately, the winters have been pretty warm and when it snows it doesn’t last long. I guess weather patterns differ over a number of years.

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      1. Oh! My best friend in the entire world lives in Calgary! She tells me about the long winters but when its spring she also has such lovely flowers in her garden though they have a brief spell of beauty. I have been to Lake Jasper with her and fell in love with the wilderness. Bur for all my traveling i have always missed snow somehow, its been elusive and I cannot begin to recount the times it snowed just as I left a place! I am so happy you shared this bit of information, I know how precious our real lives are and we safeguard them from prying eyes, so thank you for sharing, you live in amazing beauty! My friend works with First Nations and she sends me unbelievable shots of Morley and Medicine Hat. Thank you Mandi! I do love snow and hope on my next trip somewhere I will get it.

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      2. Thank you. I’m happy you had a chance to visit your friend in Calgary. It’s a 2 or 3 hr drive away 🙂 There is gorgeous scenery throughout our province and all of Canada so I hope you get to see more too 🙂 Jasper or Banff nearby are great for skiing/snowboarding and just hanging out in the colder months. In the mountains. Cheers 🙂

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    1. That’s true. This is really stretching the truth, it never snows straight for six months in Canada. But some years we have a month or so in January usually, where it’s bitterly cold and snows quite a bit. You do get used to the cold somewhat but it’s nice to stay inside at first with blankets and watch movies and read books. But by the end or even the middle of the months you pretty much feel like you have to go outside and start doing stuff, even if it’s still cold. Too much cabin fever. Just working and then staying home isn’t enough.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  1. Love the last line, it sums it up perfectly. I’ve been to Newfoundland in June several years ago, and there still was a heap of snow in St. Johns that hadn’t melted yet. As nice as it can be, if it doesn’t seem to stop ever, it’s depressing. Nevertheless I loved that trip, fog included.

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    1. Thank you and you are absolutely right. People are often afraid of the weather in places in Canada but we have snowplows, trucks that sand the streets, we’re all used shovelling snow, and we get winter tires. So for a regular winter (not the winter described obviously) we are very much prepared 🙂

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