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She had been on her feet all day cleaning and cooking, chasing after the children and trying to get them relocated into a single bedroom. Their two uncles were coming and since one worked for Greenpeace and the other was a climate change denier, there was no way they could bunk together.

With a languid sigh, she settled into the window seat and waited for their arrival, only to be startled by a high-pitched shriek.

“It’s snowing! Mom, it never snows in July!”

Donna gave an impish grin. “Too true.” This was going to be a very entertaining family visit.


This was written with words from Three Word Wednesday and photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers. Photo by Sarah Potter.

12 comments:

Dale said...
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Dale said...

Oh my... that will be interesting indeed!

February 22, 2017 at 8:45 PM
Alice Audrey said...

Climate change deniers just boggle my mind. How much evidence do people need?

February 22, 2017 at 11:48 PM
Old Egg said...

Itis all about destroying the planet and making as much money as possible for their family to be relocated to Mars when necessary! We just have to remember how beautiful the Earth once was.

February 23, 2017 at 3:55 AM
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Ann,

How long before the deniers stop denying? Well done.

Shalom,

Rochelle

February 23, 2017 at 6:42 AM
neel p said...

Looks like it is a set up for a unique family reunion. Wonderful story.

February 23, 2017 at 7:36 AM
Gah Learner said...

The denier probably denies that it snows, or uses it as an argument against 'global warming'. I wouldn't want to be in that family meeting. Good story.

February 23, 2017 at 9:41 AM
Rommy said...

*snicker* I wonder if the denier will be convinced. I feel sorry for the poor woman hosting them both.

February 23, 2017 at 2:04 PM
Sheilagh Lee said...

oh boy the climate denier is in for a surprise.

February 24, 2017 at 2:31 PM
Swallow in the Wind said...

Your story gave me a chuckle. Good job. But actually it has snowed in July. Some time I want to write a story about the summer of 1816--a year that would delight the Greenpeace crew.

February 25, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Actually, the Year Without a Summer is fairly well known. It was the result of a large volcanic eruption in Indonesia.

February 27, 2017 at 12:39 AM
Swallow in the Wind said...

I've only ever seen one article about this--thirty years back--so didn't know it was so well known. This article said some people thought the volcanic eruption caused it while some people thought it was due to sunspots that were clearly visible to earthlings that year.

For some reason,I can't bring up your blog on my computer. Have to visit you by cell phone. Blogspot seems to give pains to Word Press users.

March 1, 2017 at 6:59 AM