My entry for Friday Fictioneers, July 24, 2015.
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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”
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29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: A California Snow Day”
I’ll bet it did. I can just see it.
Poor little guy, eh? 😯
Poor brother! lol
Not to worry. He grew up, got married, and had two lovely daughters. 😉
Oh dear. I do hope the silent O was not the last one. (I might be a bit slow on the take though)
Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason
Leo, it was his last silent “O” perhaps, but he was heard to utter many other audible, and less painful, things as he grew up. 😉
Gads… he’ll never forget that day!
And neither did she. 😉
Oh dear. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…
Made me wince too!
I was certain that it would, Mick. Sorry! However, I’m glad you deemed it good. Thank you. 🙂
I see in your comments that this didn’t have a tragic end. Phew! Nice sharing of a memory.
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.
Oh my, I love her sullen disinterest. This is a lovely family vignette.
She lived in her own little world, didn’t she?
Thank you, Lora.
Poor little brother. Great story, and your details in the comments add extra fun.
Thank you, galearner, and yes, I do enjoy the commentary after the main event. 🙂
Ugh… You reminded me of when I fell on the balance beam… the same way the little boy did. Ouch!!
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.
Indeed, Ouch, Gravadee! As Dale and I can attest it painful for women as well, though perhaps to a lesser degree…
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.
Yes it can, and I’m sorry to cause you such distress today, Draliman!
I think every male reader winced instinctively.
I am certain of that!
Thank you, Ceayr.
Excellent! I always know that your Friday Fiction will spook me a bit!
Good to know I’m scary, Laurie. LOL!