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Friday Fictioneers – Draped in White

Here is my story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word photo prompt hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dee Lovering.

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Copyright Dee Lovering

Copyright Dee Lovering

 

The residents of Clusterdale awoke one morning to find their little township draped in a thin layer of white.

Children were ecstatic. What fun they would have! Adults looked out of their windows suspiciously. It was too warm for snow, surely? It was mid-summer! Was this the effect of global warming? A new ice age?

Was the End come at last?

Children laughed, not understanding the worried looks on their parents’ faces.

Across town, fire fighters reeled up their hoses. The massive overnight explosion at β€œWalker Brothers Icing Sugar Packing and Distribution” would be talked about for years to come.

 

  1. July 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Funny twist at the end there. I guess the kids haven’t yet tasted their “snow”.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

      They’ll be even more ecstatic when they do!

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  2. July 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Another giggle. Thanks for that! Nice one!

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

      I’m glad it made you giggle πŸ™‚

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  3. July 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Great humour – made me giggle.

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  4. July 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I laughed out loud!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

      You’re welcome, I’m glad it made you laugh πŸ™‚

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  5. July 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    The carousel in Central Park????? Sure looks like it to me.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:54 am

      I read in the comments on someone else’s story that it is indeed the carousel in Central Park. Which is apparently a real place and not just a miss-spelling of the cafe featured in “Friends” πŸ™‚

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  6. July 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    To say nothing of the days-long sugar high of eager young clean-up volunteers and resulting chaos in ill-fated Clusterdale!

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:54 am

      I bet they’ve never had so many volunteers to clean up the town πŸ™‚

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      • July 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

        First time ever that children were happy to volunteer for a clean-up crew! πŸ™‚

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      • July 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

        For sure πŸ™‚

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  7. NotAPunkRocker
    July 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    All the kids on sugar highs….oy vey! πŸ˜€

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  8. July 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Brilliant!

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  9. July 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Sweet!

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  10. July 23, 2015 at 1:31 am

    LOL πŸ˜€ That’s some sweet snow! I like it!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

      I’d like it too. So will the local dentists!

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  11. Lata Sunil
    July 23, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Yummy snow! Must have been fun!

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  12. July 23, 2015 at 4:15 am

    funny Ali
    I like it
    Tracey

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  13. July 23, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Great twist!

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Thanks! I had terrible trouble with the final paragraph. When you know what you want to say but it never sounds quite right.

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  14. July 23, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Dear Ali,

    We did have similar takes with our stories but you turned yours on it’s ear. As a cake decorator who’s daily coating in icing and sugar I find this disturbing as well as amusing. Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • July 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      I mentioned the same thing on your story! Out of control icing sugar must be disturbing to a cake decorator (especially if this explosion means there will be a shortage!).
      Ali

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  15. July 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Now that is brilliant! Snow you can eat!

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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  16. Lyn
    July 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Throw around some pancakes and some maple syrup and you have dessert heaven πŸ˜›

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    • July 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      I did hear there’s a build up of explosive gas at “Miller’s Pancakery Inc” just outside of town… πŸ™‚

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      • Lyn
        July 23, 2015 at 11:12 pm

        Oooh, that sounds very promising πŸ™‚

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      • July 24, 2015 at 7:18 am

        Yum πŸ™‚

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  17. July 23, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Nice twist! Sounds like a dream come true for my sweet tooth.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Fun for all the family! (Disclaimer: please check your dental insurance before embarking on the eat-athon.)

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  18. July 23, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Funny story, Ali. You have one great imagination. The ants will lose their minds over that. What a haul! The Walker Brothers must have had major clean-up issues as well as the homeowners. The kids probably ran for their sand pails shovels if they tasted it. Hilarious. πŸ˜€ —

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    • July 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      I’m sure by the time Walker Brothers get the clean up crew organised the kids will have nicked it all πŸ™‚
      I hope it doesn’t rain 😦

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  19. July 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my, who will catch all those kids when a sugar rush kicks in? Funny story, I enjoyed it.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      No-one will catch them, they’ll be rushing around far too fast!
      I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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  20. July 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    This is priceless! And a day later, they can play with the sticky stuff coating everything. What fun, turning climate change sweet.

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  21. July 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Fun take on this one. Great.

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  22. July 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    You can now make and eat your snowman. Sweet story Ali.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      The fun never stops in Clusterdale!
      “Sweet” story hee hee πŸ™‚

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  23. July 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Don’t eat the yellow icing!!!

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  24. July 24, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Ah yes, the snow was too good to be true! Very funny, Ali. We awoke to snow one morning in California. Oh, was it a big deal! Kids loved it, but everything had melted by 10:30 am. Great take.

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    • July 24, 2015 at 7:20 am

      We don’t often get much snow in my neck of the woods either. Even in the awful winter a few years ago when the rest of the country had feet of the stuff, we just got a couple of inches which then froze and stayed treacherously frozen for weeks.
      I’m glad you liked my story!

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  25. July 24, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Icing sugar! still laughing.
    Good piece.

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  26. July 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Hahahaha, Great story!!

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  27. July 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Ha ha! I love when I burst out laughing at the end of a short story! Sweet!

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    • July 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      I’m glad the ending made you laugh πŸ™‚ I like to put something funny or unexpected at the end.
      “Sweet” hee hee πŸ™‚

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  28. July 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    lovely story

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  29. July 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

    whoohoo double the joy.

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  30. July 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Awesome! Best summer snow day ever.

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  31. July 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Oh, that sounds just like my kitchen when i’ve had a marathon baking session – slightly smaller scale version of Clusterdale, though. I imagine it was the nicest tasting snow those kids had ever tried. A fun story, Ali.

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    • July 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Your baking gets a bit out of control huh? πŸ™‚
      I think the kids were pretty happy!

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      • July 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

        As all kids are with lots of goodies to eat. (I can’t blame the mess on them, though, I’m lethal with a packet of icing sugar in my hands!) πŸ™‚

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      • July 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

        I’m having visions of you trying to open a stubborn packet of icing sugar and having it explode all over your kitchen πŸ™‚

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      • July 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

        That’s happened too many times. The stuff just billows out in clouds. Your great story brought it all back to mind. I love the funny things you write! πŸ˜€

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      • July 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

        I’m glad you like my stories πŸ™‚

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      • July 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

        πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  32. Susan Langer
    July 26, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Fun story. πŸ™‚

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  33. July 27, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I read this and didnt think – sweet snow, but rather “Oh no, get ready for a lot of ants!” I take this as a sure sign I am ageing.
    Nice.

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    • July 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Ooh, I didn’t think of the ants. This could get nasty! I was just thinking of the awful sludge if it rains.

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  34. July 28, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I was about to write that this reminds me of our kitchen when I saw my Mum (Millie Thom) has written just that above! Very amusing story, Ali. πŸ™‚

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    • July 29, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Thanks!
      Wait, you’re Millie Thom’s daughter? Wow, a family of writers πŸ™‚ You’re familiar with the kitchen icing sugar explosion scenario, then.

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      • July 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

        Very familiar! πŸ™‚

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  35. July 29, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Very funny. What a novel take on the prompt! Love it.

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  36. August 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Sugary sweet story! At first I was tensed at the thought of snow in mid summer, but the end brought back the smile again.
    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

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    • August 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      There could have been something supernatural going on, or a new ice age a la “Day After Tomorrow”, but no! Just an explosion at the icing sugar factory πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  37. Graham Lawrence
    August 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Nice fun twist at the end πŸ™‚

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