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Snowed in (Friday Fictioneers)

February 15, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


The snow fall overnight was heavier than expected. The kids all gathered around the windows, “Ooo”-ing and “Ahhh”-ing and excitedly chattering about school closures.

“Hell!” Another day, probably more, stuck inside with the little hellions. If only their parents would get home. But no, the airports were closed too.

I snuck to the laundry and the hidden bottle of scotch.

Pointed ears? Floppy flower hat? Wings? “Ah, hello?”

“S-s-s-so cold outside.”

I hadn’t cracked the bottle yet, I was positive. I ran to fetch a blanket. How am I going to hide this from the bored gaze of snowbound children?


This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word Count: 100



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  1. You have to find a way. And whatever you do don’t give Floppy Flower Hat any whisky.

  2. I had a similar reaction to the picture, minus pointy ears and scotch! 🙂 Good fun.

  3. Lovely story, well told. I like the situation in which you embed your main character – surrounded by bored kids and with a bottle of scotch and a fairy in the laundry. Teehee! Wicked glee!

    • Hahaha well I figured imaine being trapped in one spot and having something awesome happen that you have to keep secret. It all flowed from there.

  4. Just keeping the scotch out of sight is a major accomplishment. Well done, Laurie.

  5. Dear Laurie,

    E.T. phone home. Sorry…it’s where my head went. 😉 I know what it’s like to be snowbound with kids. Good one.



  6. Dale permalink

    I dunno…. a meet between the kids and Pointy Ears could make the time a whole lot less boring… as for the scotch, maybe put that one away!

  7. Funny! Sometimes I wish I’d find a fairy in the laundry room! Or anywhere for that matter.

  8. Sounds like it will be intense days ahead.

  9. Sarah Ann permalink

    Maybe the kids and the pointy eared winged visitor will get on. At least the wings might help him or her fly out of kiddie reach. Loved the humour in this – the poor adult reaching for the scotch after so short a confinement. Lots of fun.

  10. What a delightful twist 🙂 Are you SURE the bottle hadn’t been opened yet ?

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