Friday Fictioneers: A California Snow Day

My entry for Friday Fictioneers,  July 24, 2015.


Thank you Rochelle for your time and efforts each week to keep our creativity sparked!  And a special thanks to Dee Lovering for the featured photo offering.


PHOTO PROMPT © Dee Lovering

A California Snow Day

It had snowed a good one on Mt. Baldy, so their parents took them up to play in it for the day. She hated it. Her digits were numb and the sun had produced a crust on the snow that made it unsuitable for snowball fights. With squeals of delight her younger brothers cavorted throwing ice chunks at each other. She wanted to go home.

Later, in sullen disinterest Loraine watched as little Aaron climbed a giant wedge shaped boulder, did a victory dance at the top, then slipped. Straddling the wedge his mouth formed a silent, “O”

She winced.


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29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: A California Snow Day

    • Lynda says:

      Dear Rochelle,

      You might be surprised to know that the little girl learned three very important things that day.

      1) Little boys feel pain the same as the big boys do.
      2) Laughing at little brother’s folly is unkind, and to do so will get her ears boxed for being so uncaring.
      3) Ignorance is not always bliss.


    • Lynda says:

      I know exactly what you mean, Dale, only for me it was a bicycle bar. My gears gave out when pedaling uphill, and Whamo! I went down. It became quite embarrassing when a motorist passing by saw what he perceived as a hit-and-run, and asked me where I was hurt. Thankfully, the lady of the house I was in front of came out and said she knew what the problem was. She took me inside and called my folks to come get me. :mrgreen:

  1. draliman says:

    Ouch! I’m cringing. Snow looks great and all but when you’re actually out in it, freezing and slipping, it can quickly start to lose its appeal.
    Great story!

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