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Do you know how to have fun? (Friday Fictioneers)

March 1, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Jenny skipped through the top layer of fresh snow sending swathes of it up in front of her. Didn’t have snow on Telter Seven. Her home planet was located close to their solar giant and muggy on even the coolest day. How amazing was this? Fingers pleasantly numb, face frozen, she danced in the street.

“Drunk fool!” A shout from the upstairs window. Jenny looked up and laughed loudly.

Shame about these Earthlings. They did not enjoy life enough. Who wouldn’t love this? She threw herself down in the heaped bank and giggled.

“I’m calling the cops!”

She snorted. Shame.



This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word count: 100


Happy 93rd Birthday Poppa!

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  1. Delightfully different take, although in the middle of this red alert snow storm right now I’m struggling to enjoy the snow! And 93, congratulations to him 🙂

    • Ouch! Gosh that’s cold. Its just coming out of summer here in Aus so we have winter on the way. Stay warm
      And yup, Poppa is amazing.

  2. Dale permalink

    That was a lovely take, Laurie!

  3. Jenny is right, humans don’t enjoy life enough. Happy birthday to your Poppa.

  4. You wrote that with a light-hearted joie de vivre that is really cheering! Nicely done!

  5. Nice one, Laurie. Poppa looks great. Happy Birthday to him.

  6. Dear Laurie,

    It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? Lovely story and congrats to Poppa.



  7. Funny how it often takes an outside perspective to appreciate the little things! Cute story.

  8. Here in southeastern Pennsylvania, we have 50 mph winds and lots of big, fat, wet snow coming down. Temps are just at freezing point, and I’m really glad I don’t have to go out in this stuff. I’m enjoying it through my picture window, from the warmth of my living room 🙂

  9. It’s hard to for us to understand the joy of winter, unless you never had one.

    • Yes very true. Our winters are wet and cold but not cold enough for snow unless you live on the mountain… which gets slush more than actual snow

  10. Sarah Ann permalink

    Love the childlike enjoyment of this. When snow is short-lived and novel it can be fun. I’ve had couple of snow days in the UK this week with work cancelled and walks in the snow. But it must be hideous for those trapped on the motorway and unable to get home because of airport closures. I suppose, it’s all a matter of perspective, so well summed up in your story.

    • Yes! So very true Sarah Ann. Short lived it is fun BUT long term I think I’d hate it. I’m not a fan of the cold.

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