Stories tagged “snow”

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL part 1

    Drawing on my parka, I glanced out the office window at the thermometer. Twenty eight degrees. A snow covered propane tanker had pulled into the loading dock. We weren’t officially opened for another three hours, but being I was on pipeline duty ...

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL part 2

    I stamped my feet as I stood watching the propane gauges inch upward. When the gauges read 89% I climbed the stairs to the top of the tanks, walked down the gangway to the two tanks and closed their fill valves. Now I was down to one tank to top-off be...

  • ENTER THE HERO --- OR FOOL end.

    By the time I reached the power panel I was engulfed in propane, I could barely see my hand in front of my face. Why the propane didn’t cause me to pass out will always be a mystery. After killing the sub-station I ran in the direction of the off...

  • Best Ride In the Park

    “Well..” She warily glances at her ‘beginner’ labeled ticket hanging around her neck. “I mean, you said this hill was easy, and I really don’t want to get lost again on my way back again.” I sigh. “Okay, if you really think you’re rea...

  • Breaking Rules

    I’ve been coming here since I was six, and I’ve been riding double blacks since I was ten. I found the trails on accident, and I’ve only run into a couple of people. Of course, ski patrol keeps an eye on it to make sure no one goes back there, bu...

  • The Shovel

    The way the shovel resonated as it hit Tom’s jaw, it sounded so beautiful, like a church bell on Sunday morning. Tom’s feet left the ground as he sailed back, motionless through the air. He hit the ground exactly three feet from where he ha...

    • Author: Spooky M
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What Is Love?

    Some people ask What is love? There are those who say A gift from above There are others who say It’s gentle as a dove People say It’s a hard road to take Others say It’s not worth the heartbreak I say That the pain Is not always In ...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Through the Frozen Hell

    Deafening winds carried the blinding sheet of snow over the blank white oblivion. Though it appeared untouched, something small and brown struggled through, its prints concealed moments after every step. Weary, empty black eyes attempt to search throug...

  • Snow

    Oh god! It’s freezing! Whose idea was it to go to the snow? I guess I can’t moan; is was my choice to follow these two. Time had been watching Brooke and Alex for a couple days now. It had taken Alex less than a week to ask Brooke out on a date.

    • Author: George
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Portrait of Robert Walton

    He stands at the helm, his arms holding unto the ropes as his face is lashed raw by the sub-zero winds. In the back of his mind he knows he might freeze to death, but he can barely feel the cold and he does not care. His eyes, tired and incredulous, fo...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Back to the Car

    We stood there for a couple seconds in the hug. I was trying to decide if it was awkward or sweet. I decided awkward and stepped away. “Ok well, this has been fun and all but I’m freezing.” He looked really dissappointed. I was a litt...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Snowfall

    The snow fell in blankets and sheets and comforters and pillows.

    • Author: E. Williams
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Start of a Good Day

    I smiled as I lay in bed with eyes still closed. The odd light told me that my dream had come true, but I was scared to look lest I jinx it. At long last, I peeked with one eye. It was just as I’d hoped: the first snow of the year! It fell all ni...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • All the Light and Sound

    There should be a light, or light above everything this early. Winter may be here to shorten the days, but never until now did the nights come so early. Mud and snow mixed into a slush, he didn’t care much about wet shoes. When the bright reds tu...

  • 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 about 10 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 about 10 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 about 10 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 about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hibernation

    “Are you smoking again?” Puffs of warm air curled over the cell phone; she did in fact wish it was tobacco. “No, it’s just too loud inside is’all.” Light from the party flooded her feet and gallantly lit the porch be...

  • White Ocean

    He passes the silhouettes, himself knee-deep in snow. They are a mess of arms and spaces shooting through the curtain and the glass. When he crosses the street, he sees two bundled figures arm in arm and hears the laughter spurting through their cotton...

  • Snowfall [a poem]

    Tiny flakes flit hesitantly to the hoary earth, fearful of its cold reaction. Would it accept its presence? Was the time right? The earth, graying at the roots, looks to the heavens, sighs heavily. “I’ve had a long day, I need the rest. Com...

  • Winterscape

    White, It’s white tonight as I look upon the sea of snow that covers the land in a blanket that is freezing, yet warm. White is the moonlight that reflects off this white water, giving the illusion of twilight at midnight. White are the stars tha...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • i won't be home for christmas

    The snow fell lightly, covering the row of brick houses in a dense white blanket. Children ran through the alley whooping and cheering because of the snow day, parents grumbled as they shoveled pathways out of their doors. I watched them from the windo...

  • Whiteout

    “…a doozy…enty-four to thirty-s…to four fe…inds of fifty-f…” The dying batteries in the radio released just enough information to let everyone in the diner know that they would be stuck for the duration of the ...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Whiteout, 02

    Her Mom is on her cell to work so Kim’s sketching when the sleezebag walks in. A cop too, but cops aren’t all that – if you’ve got the uniform down you’re just doing variations on faces, so: boring. But a genuine done-time...