Stuck in the Snow

So all that beautiful snow that’s been falling the last few days, finally caught up with me.  We wound up with a knee-deep “dusting” that I needed to shovel off the driveway.  Man, are my shoulders sore.

Today I was supposed to catch a flight to warmer climes, but my shuttle bus to the airport got stuck in the snow, and I missed my flight.  I’ve rebooked for tomorrow (Alaska Air was extremely accommodating and helpful), but I’ll now miss the first half of the workshop I was supposed to be attending for the day job.  My boss put it well when I let her know I would be a day late when she said, simply, “Bummer.”  What else could she really say?

But I didn’t let all this misfortune get me down.  I finished the first draft of my novella (almost exactly 40,000 words), and then went sledding down a big hill in the town park with the family.  I haven’t been sledding like that in years—no, decades—what fun!  I may not be enjoying the warmth of a tropical island today, but I think I’ve made the best of what nature dealt me.

About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction
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2 Responses to Stuck in the Snow

  1. ericjbaker says:

    I’ve seen enough snow this winter to last for a few minutes. I think we’ve had a good 25 inches so far this winter, if not more.

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