Sunday Photo Fiction

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks soaking up the sun in Dubai so I missed the worst of the snow. What a shame!

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Helen wrapped herself in her warmest coat and scarf, said goodbye to her friend and headed off into the winter’s night. The driving snow assaulted her cheeks. An ambulance splashed through slush, its siren screaming. She passed the traffic lights; red amber green amber red. Snow, darkness, noise, light, cold.

Just one more corner then the glowing orange street-light outside her house, would welcome her home.

Then Helen saw it. A snowman with glinting eyes. She walked by, shoved open the gate and tramped towards her door. She glanced over her shoulder; the snowman had turned to face her bearing a menacing smile. Her mind was playing tricks. Yes, that was it. A couple too many drinks then the freezing cold.

After fumbling with her key the door eventually opened and she stumbled inside. For a moment she just stood, eyes closed. It was warm, comforting, quiet. After throwing a log on the fire she crossed the room to close the curtains.

Her heart missed a beat as she faced the snowman, staring at her, just inches from the window.

Next morning her friend phoned, but got no reply. It had thawed overnight. On the doorstep lay a stick, some scraps of foil and Helen’s mobile, ringing, ringing, ringing…..

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26-jade-wong-march-4th-2018Written for Sunday Photo Fiction where the photo prompt is provided by Jade Wong.

25 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Denise March 4, 2018 / 10:54

    That’s why I never make snowmen. You just never know. Unfortunately, I was here when the latest storm hit. Lots of pics on my blog.

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    • Keith's Ramblings March 4, 2018 / 11:45

      I’ve never trusted them myself! Right now I’m on my way to yours to see your pictures!

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  2. ceayr March 4, 2018 / 12:07

    You people! The wee guy is freezing his buttons off, give him a break!

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  3. Iain Kelly March 4, 2018 / 12:45

    Another evil snowman! It’s becoming an epidemic. You timed your holiday well, I’m completely done with the snow for this year!

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    • Keith's Ramblings March 4, 2018 / 12:56

      They are wicked creatures! I’ve just spoken to my daughter who’s quite near you and she’s up to her eyes in it too. It’s raining here!

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    • Keith's Ramblings March 5, 2018 / 08:33

      Don’t speak too soon – we are all getting some very odd weather these days!

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  4. joem18b March 5, 2018 / 08:21

    welcome back from dubai. i thought i read somewhere that they have an indoor facility over there that features snow and skiing.

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  5. Ann (bunnygirl) March 5, 2018 / 14:25

    The only snow I ever get is a light dusting every five years or so, which leaves me a little less suspicious of snowmen, I guess. Maybe I should be more concerned…

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    • Keith's Ramblings March 5, 2018 / 14:50

      You should. Apparently, they are working on ways to keep chilled so they can begin the march into warmer climes!

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