Safety Glass

Charli Mills invited us to write about storm windows this week. Her weekly 99-word Flash Fiction challenges are fun and give us all the opportunity to polish our storytelling skills.

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Ear-splitting thunder followed by spectacular lightning; she loved storms. She didn’t like being out in them. No sir, if she was planning to drive someplace and heard about a storm brewing, plans had to be changed. She didn’t even want to be a passenger during a storm.

Wrapped up in her flannel robe with a cup of golden milk to sip, she cocked her head to look beyond the trees. BOOM! The thunder sounded another battle cry followed by the brilliant light seeming to split the sky. Thank goodness for the triple pane windows between her and the storm.

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

13 responses to “Safety Glass

  1. I love that contrast between the violent storm outside and the warm, safe, comfortable room inside. I’d much rather watch than be in a storm, myself!

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  2. I love the battle cry simile- nice!

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  3. I feel exactly the same excitement about storms. Love the atmosphere but only when I am inside… lol.

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  4. Hi, Annette! I love curling up with a book during a thunderstorm. I enjoy writing during a storm too. You’re right, though I wouldn’t want to be caught in one. ❤

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  5. Thank goodness, Annette. I also enjoy storms but also from inside.

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  6. Golden milk! Ah, I haven’t made that in a long time, Annette. A wonderful flash with the three layers providing the contrast between what’s happening inside and out.

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