Monday, March 5, 2018

This desperate slicer's topic: weather - 3.6 #sol18 Story Challenge

The state where I live features generally temperate weather. (We tout 300 days of sunshine annually, after all.) That said, sometimes it blows.

A cold front ripped through in the past 48 hours, stirring up winds of 30-40 miles per hour, with gusts 10-20 MPH faster. According to one local news outlet, 90 flights experienced delays at our largest airport due to wind along with another 65 cancellations. The state issued red-flag warnings for increased fire danger in these dry, blustery conditions, and crews had to scramble to contain at least two quick-spreading brush blazes. On the walk to lunch at mid-day, I watched the wind yank off one eighth-grader's cap, yet he he was miraculously able to grab the hat in mid-air before it sailed to Kansas. I'm not sure which looked more remarkable: his satisfied grin or the pompadour of his wind-whipped hair.

10 comments:

  1. That is quite an image you end with. The miraculous grab, the pompadour hair and the smile on his face...well done.

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  2. That sounds wild and scary! I can't stand it when the wind kicks up around here. It can really get howling in the fall.

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  3. Love the image you captured of that eighth grader capturing his hat before it sailed to Kansas. Weather slices, some of my favorites, must be the farmers in my past!

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  4. I am always awed by the power of weather. We have dramatic thunderstorms here and I love to watch them from my window. I love the image of the 8th grader and his hat!

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  5. With reflexes that fast & good, the youngster needs to be playing Ultimate! Delightful word picture in that blustery slice. !gnol oG

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  6. Wind is the worst and then add some rain and snow and sleet and I am sunk deep into gloom. Good to see sunshine today because another noreaster will hit tomorrow. Ugh!!! Winter is way too long here.

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  7. I wanted to say something witty, but I am coming up dry. Instead I will just say that it was nice to see you name on the list of Welcome Wagoneers.

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  8. This tightly written beauty should have been my exemplar.

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  9. Beautiful, compact slice.

    300 days of Sunshine. Wow! We choose to live with four seasons, winter ruling, Summer for a month.
    Pompadour wins now, the smile stays forever in memory of a teacher and the child.

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  10. I'm guessing you live in the state where I live, Colorado. And those winds sound like Front Range winds. You know what they say, wait five minutes and the weather will change. I love the succintness of this slice.

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