Set your story in a snowed-in chalet.
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“At the Whitemare” by Erica Vogel
It was unclear whether I was supposed to continue my work. The guests sometimes left used dishes out on tables, and sometimes did the chore themselves, chatting with one another. Few things more grounding than housework, one said.The first night of the blizzard, the storm of the decade the radio broadcasts and cable news networks called it, some staff sneaked to the least used balcony to smoke a joint. We huddled in a shaft some of the others had ...
“Perilous Times Shall Come” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
When the end came, it was the people in the cities who suffered the most.Barbeau lay low on the snowy roof of the abandoned ski chalet, focusing his 10x50 binoculars on the great plumes of black and gray smoke spiraling from the general direction of Washington, D.C. It appeared Interstate 66 was still blocked heading west. Exactly who had commandeered the roadway—Barbeau couldn’t hazard a guess. But the ice and freezing snow were making passage all the more difficult for them. He stoically watched a steady stream of hea...
“Seagulls” by Kathleen Fine
Alex O’Hara doesn’t ski. Growing up in St. Lawrence with an overabundance of snow every year, one would think she would. But skiing is a privilege Alex didn’t grow up with. The closest thing to skiing Alex did was duct taping two pieces of trash can lids to her feet and walking around West Parishville State Forest when she was ten years old. She ended up almost getting frost bite on her ...
“Beautiful, What's Your Hurry?” by Kevin Broccoli
If you open the door, the snow is six feet high.Seven. Twelve.It’s high enough.Go back in and make some popcorn.Ask the man on the bright red sofa what he’d like.Would he like a drink?Could you make him a drink?He hasn’t spoken in an hour.You were having a perfectly fine conversation and then he just--Stopped.Stopped talking.If you engage him i...
“The Quiet Wooden Lady” by Phil Manders
Hibernating beneath thick snow, almost invisible, she’s held captive. She waits. Patiently. When the first warmth of spring tentatively touches her after the long, dark winter freeze, she stretches. Her body creaks and groans in a way only an old lady’s can. She awakes. She welcomes the warmth and allows it to enter her. To soothe her. Every beam relaxing, respectfully yearning for the long hot summer. <...
“Happy Birthday, Sandhya!” by Harsh Sharma
In a handsome chalet, whelmed by dense snow of January, and miles away from the chaos of the metro city, Sandhya laid on her bed with an incessant gaze at the ceiling. She blinked after a long, and her puffed eyes reached the windowpane. White streaks of snow resembling cotton units, stuck on it, and the sky continued showering more and more of them.Sandhya mustered all the calcium in her bones to rise from the mattress, on which her husband Chirag was snoring. Her world whirled like a merry-go-round when her feet kissed the wooden...
“Snowed in to Mend...” by Olivia Jackson
She would leave. It was the best possible solution to their problems. Who was she kidding? A romantic getaway with a man who had given up months ago couldn't...wouldn't fix their problems. So she made up her mind. At first light she would leave their beautiful chalet and their relationship forever. She sat in the great window of their cabin and watched the sun come up over the silver-tipped mountains....
“Just Like Mom” by Kelsey Pacheco
“This is why we don’t go to ski resorts in December, David!” “I don’t have control over the weather, okay. Stop blaming me for every inconvenience that comes your way,” Clarise pouts, her damp hair gathering a smell underneath her grey woven beanie, “I told you, I told you so many times,” “It isn’t my fault we’re stuck in here!” David yells, frustration mixed in every word. David’s promise of being romantically secluded with Clarise during their one-year anniversary wasn’t really going to plan, but no...
“Meet My Yeti” by Chris Campbell
“HANS! You’re back last… again!”It was ski season in the Swiss Alps and the German party of friends from Düsseldorf had been enjoying a week of the season’s best powder, providing lots of off-piste daring jumps, virgin snow, and the highlight of the week; The Inferno, an annual downhill race, attracting over one thousand ‘Franz Klammer’ wannabes.“Last one to return buys drinks all night,” gloated Valentin Kessler, a tall, handsome young man with curly blonde hair, sprouting a bruising discolouration above h...
“Skadi's Skrying” by Minerva Noiropp
The temperature plummeted. Windows frosted. Lights flickered. Skadi uncurled from before the crackling fireplace. A feat of engineering, it was a verticle hotplate, operated by a thermostat near the door. With smart technology, she could conjure any digital image with the tap of a button on the remote. If she could remember where the remote was. Moving with swiftness through the tiny chalet, she approached the the...
“Broken Chord Phone” by L.J Sunwing
“Crap.” Thomas smacks his thumb against the buttons of the chord phone several times before accepting the soundless drawl on the other end. His heart thumps with agitation and anxiety as he realizes they are most likely stuck in the chalet until morning. All the two could hope for would be that someone would be able to get to the cabin. “What?” Alison narrows her eyes and slides around the corner. Her arm...
“Those From The Outside” by Philip Ebuluofor
What you are reading begun in middle class quarters of Guangzhou city in southern China. If you regards that city as a place for people that came with money heart, you’re right. I happened to know this because I am one of those people. Those that came with another reasons don’t enjoy that city like us. Guangzhou is for buying and selling people mainly not for s...
“Snow In Hawaii” by Echo Soto
It’s snowing in Hawaii. As we sit by a fire at the base of Mouna Kea watching the mounds of powder build up it never ceases to amaze me how things have changed. It has been five years since the world climates fully realized their shift. The palm trees that once covered these islands have fallen under the weight of a seemingly endless winter and the formerly green mountains now sit covered in a heavy white year-long glaze...
“The True Hero” by Rachael Reese
Hope Stewart set down the receiver of the phone and sighed. Turning to the laptop on the counter, she opened the weather app, and stared at the screen. “Excuse me,” a smart looking man wearing khaki pants and a wool sweater said, interrupting her thoughts. “My name is Jasper Cooper. I am in town for the night to interview Mr. Marcus Cole. I’m wondering if he has checked in yet? My cell phone died.” Hope’s c...
“"You Can Learn To Live With This." ” by FabWritesStuff -
“This is a nightmare.” Victoria felt a heavy weight in her chest as the realization of her current prediction slammed into her like a bag of bricks. She remained motionless on the top step of the stairs, looking down at the man who was standing near the front door of the chalet. Adam, her sister’s fiancé, gave a sigh and shoved his phone back into his pocket. “Looks like it's ju...
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