Stories tagged “Northwest Territories”

  • Involuntary Crash #1

    The plane’s instruments had failed. Seeing as how it was in the midst of one of the worst blizzards ever recorded, this was not entirely surprising. Such was life in the Northwest Territories. The small community of Wekweètì, situated about one...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Regrouping

    The wind protested through the compromised fuselage of the plane. Craig rubbed his head, steadying his Arctic-proofed tundra jacket. “Medicine all right?” he inquired. Timothy rifled through some assorted debris until he found four small ca...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Falling…

    The three of them strung a fluorescent yellow rope between them, each one bearing a box of the precious medicine. They trudged in the midst of the miry snow, unsure as to which way was up. The compass was, for the most part, a loss, having taken critic...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Uh, Guys--

    James came to first. The three of them had impacted the snowdrift and had fallen in about a meter and a half. The rope, impossibly, was still connecting them together. When the others regained consciousness, they stood dazed in the snow for some moment...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • All Is (Dis)Quiet…

    They were speechless as they realized that Craig was right. The insanely powerful snowstorm was nowhere to be found. A storm of such magnitude as the blizzard was could simply not have blown itself out in a short time interval. There was something else...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • What Does One Call It if the Mirage Is Real?

    They had been walking, without much rest, for seven hours. They had stopped once, after four hours, at Craig’s insistence, to eat some granola bars he had stuffed into his pocket. To quench thirst, one simply took a handful of snow and swallowed....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5