Stories tagged winter

Christmas Magic

819819 views00 comments00 favs

You know what parents have to do to get an Xbox? They don't just stand in line and someone hands them an Xbox, OK? That's sacrifice. They have to sacrifice and sacrifice and sacrifice. I mean, I chase alpacas a mile every night in subfreezing conditions,

Snow falls

5454 views11 comment11 fav

I dreamt of prisms locked inside the ice for thousands of years, waiting for the chance to fly

The snow blower

202202 views88 comments22 favs

Anita could barely see. It was just a white flurry of flakes. ...


142142 views11 comment11 fav

I heard the sound of a frozen flag clanging against its pole, ice on metal, the present on the past.

Roadside Assistance

762762 views99 comments44 favs

When it starts looking bad enough, I bundle up and head out the door.

The cold front

306306 views11 comment11 fav

snow drips from her nipples and niveous becomes aqueous

A Winter's Eve

115115 views00 comments11 fav

It takes all I've got not to fall on my knees and bury my face in her arms.

Winter Blues

10191019 views99 comments66 favs

He told me he could feel an army of tears building up behind his eyes.


592592 views22 comments00 favs

You welcome the new girl by putting a message on her back. I breathe harder until she pops or until you ask me what I’ve seen or until you see my hand turn into a fist.

Long Winter

231231 views44 comments44 favs

Maybe in a world like that lying could kill you. It was a realization that made me colder than any wind blasting down Main and shaking the trees, because, unlike my brother, I lied all the time.


44 views33 comments00 favs

I first met death in an alley. A cat frozen stiff and stuck fast to the icy ground on a crackling, frigid February morning. Its blank eye stared up at the Iowa sky. I stared back. My little brother careened down the icy slope. His sled flew over the…


983983 views1111 comments66 favs

The days cut off by damp chill with every thought a different variety of protection.


990990 views1515 comments1414 favs

I first met death in an alley.

Security Notes to the Museum of Winter

905905 views1010 comments77 favs

Behind the wainscoting, the mice scratch, struggling to keep warm.

The Skill in Gravity

618618 views44 comments33 favs

the ones that have seen the other seasons, let them set up the track