March 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

This week’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge from Charli Mills – 99words no more no less.. using the word chisel a verb or noun.

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Metal on metal rings throughout the neighborhood. Mist rises from melting snow as rain softly drizzles. The weather has warmed enough that the air fuzzes like wet socks. Smells like them, too. Spring does not emerge fresh as the laundry commercials would make us believe. My neighbor — I’ll call him Chester because he shares traits with Molly Steven’s cantankerous yet affable character — chisels ice. Hammer strikes chisel, over and over and I pretend I’m living next door to Michelangelo.

My huge west-facing windows give me access to the first tremors of spring. Yesterday I watched  Chester, and other neighbors rake their roofs with extendable handles on devices to scrape snow. Many business owners hire crews to shovel snow from rooftops. A few have collapsed from the heavy loads. A few warm days above freezing loosens the snow. Others are in driveways chiseling ice with metal blades. Our bit…

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8 thoughts on “March 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Wonderful! Sorry, Sally, lost my pw for the admin account, so i cant reblog, only repost by email, till i got a new one. (I had not saved the recovered pw, and used the recovering once or twice to often. ;-( Best wishes for a beautiful weekend! Michael

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