Think back about …

Snowy Days

Anyone who has ever lived in the northern half of the country has likely had a run-in with snow. Snowy days may be beautiful, but they are often a nightmare due to having to shovel out to go anywhere, deal with closed schools, and endure dangerous travel conditions. Think back … when in your life have you experienced snow? How did it affect you as a child? As an adult? Have you ever been snowed in? Share your Snowy Days stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Memories of the Blizzard
We looked at each other with relief and amazement. 
Snow far, snow good
Snow belongs on ski slopes.
Six in the City, revisited
The first time I saw snow was the year my family lived in Manhattan. My sister and I attended elementary school across the [...]
I Should Have Stayed Home
Judging by the store I went to, I can place this story some time in the late 90s. Gina was away in Lawrence, Kansas doing [...]
In the Slush
Lesson for readers: Try not to get married in January.
From “Great Snow” to Dismal Drive
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"Uh, John," I asked, "have you ever driven in snow?" "No," he replied. "Is that a problem?"
Living in a Snow Globe
I don’t remember ever feeling cold when I played outside on snowy days as a child. I know my kids and grandkids could enjoy [...]
The First Snowflakes
“It’s snowing!” And all the kids in Mrs. Kennerson’s first grade class jumped up from our desk chairs as one, rushing [...]
Shoveling the Drive on a Snowy Morning
Memories of when I lived on Sumac Ridge (with apologies to Robert Frost).
The Wellen Man
I had always been fascinated by the ideas of working at night, working outside and working alone.
Blizzard
I was born in Charleston, SC where my dad was stationed during WW II.   After the war we returned to my folks’ native New [...]
Snow Fun for Me
I have lived all my life in the Northeast, save for six years in Wisconsin, so I sure know from snow.  And have had all sorts [...]
Blizzard Betsy
With minor modifications, this story was originally written for the prompt Snow, in 2017, but it will be new for most of the [...]
Born to be Wild (in the snow)
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This story was originally written for the prompt "Something Wild."
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Prompted By Turning Points
December 30, 2018

Think back about …

Snowy Days

Anyone who has ever lived in the northern half of the country has likely had a run-in with snow. Snowy days may be beautiful, but they are often a nightmare due to having to shovel out to go anywhere, deal with closed schools, and endure dangerous travel conditions. Think back … when in your life have you experienced snow? How did it affect you as a child? As an adult? Have you ever been snowed in? Share your Snowy Days stories forward.

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