Think back about …

Snow Day

Ever have one of those well-planned days that got buried in a snow storm so big that everything else was cancelled? Perhaps it gave you a free fun day off from school or work? Or a bad day of stress, maybe during a long road trip when your car said, “That’s it, I’m done!” Or at the Bemidji, Minnesota airport when you should have landed in Chicago?  Either way, did the day play out for better or worse? Think back about Snow Day and share forward!

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

When My Buick Became My Fortress of Solitude
Ah, the New England Blizzard of 1978. A storm so legendary it should have its own theme song, sung by a baritone with a [...]
What’s a Snow Day?
I developed an awe of the men (I never saw a woman) who worked for CalTrans at all hours and conditions, keeping the roads open. 
Where Have All the Snow Days Gone?
I don’t remember snow days when I was in school. That’s because school never closed for snow or cold winter days. We had warm [...]
Blizzard
Blizzard  I was born in Charleston, SC where my dad was stationed during WW II.   After the war we returned to my folks’ [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

A daycare workers union, a bad back, and some prophetic words
“My ex-husband thought of himself as a ‘breast man.’” She paused. “What have I gotten myself tangled up with here? A ‘floor man?’”
Prompted By Turning Points
February 29, 2024

Past Stories You May Have Missed

A Cautionary Tale
I didn’t know Maria well. She was a senior and I, a freshman, in the autumn of 1970. She was thin with a puff of blonde [...]
Prompted By Hitchhiking
September 22, 2017
My Family’s Ever-Changing Thanksgiving Tradition
I look at this photo and sigh. This was my family’s Thanksgiving table seventy years ago. I’m the second child on the left, [...]
Prompted By Family
November 19, 2018

Think back about …

Snow Day

Ever have one of those well-planned days that got buried in a snow storm so big that everything else was cancelled? Perhaps it gave you a free fun day off from school or work? Or a bad day of stress, maybe during a long road trip when your car said, “That’s it, I’m done!” Or at the Bemidji, Minnesota airport when you should have landed in Chicago?  Either way, did the day play out for better or worse? Think back about Snow Day and share forward!

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