Write about a skier who accidentally strays off-piste.
Posted in Adventure on Oct 26, 2022
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“Don't go into the forest” by Alyssa Tsang
Disclaimer: Not based on real events during WW2, any similarity to real events or history is unintentional by the Author. “Don’t go into the forest!” His mother warned as he left the family home, skis wobbling over his child-sized shoulder. Kal smiled at the warm memory. His mother had been gone for quite...
“Stars Aligned” by H. C. Black
When I left, the snow clung to my mittens like powdered sugar. It didn't matter how much I clapped my woolly hands. Snow had been falling all day, and there was no sign of slowing. That didn’t matter to me either, because these ultra-warm mittens were literally made for this kind of weather. The boots, too, were specially tailored for cross country skiing. The poles were brand new, ...
“Your Side of the Mountain” by Violet Steele
Jamie shoved his hands deeper into the pockets of his jacket, the tips of his ears sticking out from under his hat. No matter how many layers he had on, he remained frozen to the core. He begrudgingly followed his father from the warm car, everything he needed for the next week crammed into the backpack he carried. Jamie’s mother had already made her way into the ski lodge, awaiting their arrival with the luggage so she...
“White Lie” by Neil Deuchar
Firstly, there’s a ski on top of your snowboard. The queue scrapes and slithers forward but you can’t move because someone’s ski is slap bang across your board. Left foot strapped into the front binding, right foot planted on the slush beside the board, you look up and ahead and see chairs coming round and scooping up twos and threes from the front of the queue. Then you look down and trace the ski to its owner. He’s pro...
“Lost and Found ” by Thomas M.P. Linsenmeyer
The snow squalls and strong winds had given way to a cold yet absolutely perfect mid January afternoon. Rebecca thought she'd get in one more run before she collapsed into the bar in the lodge at the base of Snowshoe Ridge.It had been a furiously busy winter with the kids,Covid,her new job, and her pending divorce. This was the first opportunity to get away with friends, some of whom were going through all the same things, but all of them were going through some of them. What was real was that she felt every bit of her forty two ye...
“Snow and the old oak tree ” by Professor Alan Dale Dickinson
SNOW AND THE OLD OAK TREE The tree was one hundred and fifty  years old, she was grandiose, and she was solid Oak. This grand beauty was quite tall, over three hundred feet into the royal blue skyline of the southern county forest. Also, she was very sturdy and quite lovely to l...
“Pizza Guy and Pizza Boy” by Trent Johnson
I'm going to hot dog when I damn well please. This is what the lunatic businessman thought as he drifted away from his party, wooshing through the fresh white powder, into a thicket of trees representing something he'll always deny to be aware of: the unknown. An oilman, a marketeer, a real sunuvabitch, Kris Drimsuke knew it at all, or so he thought. After making Exxon Mobil millions upon millions of dollars with his p...
“Mind of Ice” by Abigail C
Specialty. Money. Business. Inherit. These words that go through Ledger’s head as he slides down the massive mountainside cause more dread than pleasure. This trip was supposed to be relaxing, a chance to clear his head, but as trees pass quickly out of his range of vision he can’t stop thinking about real life. Real life m...
“A Matter of Balance” by Jessie Chapman
It had been a good day. A hard day, but a good one. She had thought about nothing else but finding her rhythm on the slopes, taking them wide and slow so she could feel the rise and fall, the edge of her skis cutting into the snow. Open your arms, embrace the mountain, let yourself go, and feel your own weight bring you round. Open your arms, embrace the mountain, and fly.At times, she had owned the piste, carving a faultless triumphant path right up to the muddled queue for the nex...
“Lost In The Dust” by Dawson Holloway
Dust rode the tender earth, and sailed with the violent wind. Immortal and endless, pushed into the sky by the magnitude of the spinning Earth, the dust ruled the air and the ground. Blink’s house looked so small. Blink felt so small. “Get out of the window, honey, I don’t want to have to clean your breath off of it again.”Blink glanced back in his mother’s direction, and back to the window. He flared his nostrils, and dropped his jaw, letting the air flow through - HWOUGH“Shane, don’t you dare!”<...
“Bodies Down the Gorge” by Nick Cevennes
Out of the darkness a man with a belt walked slowly toward another dark corner. The man's steps were heavy and sluggish. His vision was blurred, his eyes clouded with blood and tears. He knew he shouldn't have done it, as the blood left marks of regret through the dust on the attic floor. He leaned into the gloom as if he were the one to be feared. Soon there was a piercing howl, as continual as if someone had been rubbi...
“In the Trees” by Brian Webb
In the Trees Brian Webb, January 2022 Having failed at mending fences with Joann, I decide I’ll stretch the President’s Day weekend by taking Friday off. Just a short getaway for some rest and relaxation. “No booze, and no weed,” I tell myself dead-seriously in the mirror as I’m shaving. And I mean it this time. Just clean fresh air, a little skiing, and some healthy self-inventory...
“APRÈS-SKI OR…?” by Christine Hand
It was an early morning start; by half-past six, Matteo had arrived in Chamonix, the base of the Mont Blanc. He was excited, fired up for one of the greatest challenges of his life. He was about to conquer the highest slope in Europe. Matteo was in his mid-forties, Italian by birth, and he skied regularly on the slopes of the Dolomites. This accustomed him to the high-altitude pressures of the sport. It put him in good s...
“A Skiing Situation” by Marie Richmond
As Marc Edwards entered Black Piste 62 on the Swiss Matterhorn he thought about how lucky he was on this trip of a lifetime and a business trip no less. The financial guys at corporate must be crazy, not one of them wanted to fly across the pond so he was the pioneer. He took in the hundred and eighty degree panoramic view. Could life be any better? He indulged in the snow covered peaks before him like fluffy meringue ca...
“I Remembered the Light” by Robin Feaster
On the slopes was a young man and young woman, skiing together. Daniel, under his helmet and mask, had short brown hair and bright blue eyes. He would have liked to think he was striking, but really he was just an ordinary sort of handsome. With him was Darla, who had come along as his ski buddy. They’d also come with a friend, Alice, but she was actually afraid of skiing and admitted she had just come along for moral support. The three had laughed about it, but it did leave her alone in the lodge waiting for them to be done. “Wha...
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