04/06/2014

FICTION IN 100 WORDS --- POWER CUT

The car skidded to a halt mere inches from the garage and they negotiated the icy path to their front door. When Tony pushed it open a lump of snow dropped down the back of Georgina’s collar. Then they discovered the electricity had failed again.
“Good thing I charged the laptop at work,” said Georgina, sliding in a cd while Tony lit candles and phoned for a curry.
“I loathe this weather,” he said, “Let’s go abroad.”
“I’ll book somewhere online,” Georgina replied instantly, then she looked at the screen and laughed aloud. “I don’t suppose you fancy going skiing?”


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32 comments:

  1. Suits that image perfectly - but Georgina sounds a tad smug to me.

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    1. Smug? Only if she chose the screen saver deliberately, surely?

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  2. Sod's Law that's what would come up in a search. Icy!

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    1. Sod's Law indeed - that's the kind of thing that would happen to me, mike.

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  3. I think they will continue to surf until they find someplace warm.

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  4. Give me warm weather and a hot tub ...

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    1. Warm weather we have here - but our need in summer is for a cool pool!

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  5. Power cuts during cold weather are horrible. Although snuggling down in a duvet in the candlelight is pretty nice.

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    1. ... and also accounts for a lot of babies!

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    2. Yes, I was conceived in February.

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  6. Nice gentle story. I assume she will be shoving him into a crevasse or something.

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    1. Patrick - you have a vicious streak!

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  7. Georgina sounds like a fun and resourceful lady.

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    1. She has a wicked sense of hunour, at least!

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  8. Lizy, Good and humorous story. It's especially helpful when the electricity goes off in in winter weather and the pipes freeze. Well done. :) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan - I'd forgotten about freezing pipes!

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  9. Dear Liz,

    I hope she was kidding about skiing. Sounds like they could go do that in their back yard. Although I'm wondering how she can access the internet in a power outage. On the other hand I can with my iPhone. Guess I answered my own question.
    In reading some of the comments above...hmmm a lot of September babies after cold winters.
    Nicely done.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Dear Rochelle - you might be right to question her internet access - my grasp of such basics is minimal!

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    2. I think you can pay for a 3G or 4G dongle that hooks you up to the net without a modem or router.

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    3. Thanks for the info, MJ - I may follow up on that :)

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  10. I have some friends who go to Jamaica every year in the middle of winter. One week they missed an ice storm and ten-day power outage that happened while they were gone. I'm envious.

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    1. I pressed the wrong button - my reply to this is below! And I think it's lovely that you remember when you were conceived :)

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  11. Ten days! That is horrendous. there are people who spend all winter in Tenerife - we call them 'Swallows' because they fly south for the winter.

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  12. I like Georgina's sense of humor. I hope it's her sense of humor. Otherwise I'd brain her! Cute story.

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    1. Thanks Perry - she was only joking, honest!

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  13. Fun girl Georgina, how long before Tony drops a snowball down her back? Nicely done.

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    1. Or maybe persuades her to go to the Caribbean!

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  14. But skiing is a lot of fun.. at least the resorts usually have power...

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    1. and central heating and food and apres-ski, but tony wants heat!

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  15. Dear Liz, good story and I don't blame her, I'd want to go somewhere warm! This happened to us years ago, someone wanted to go skiing to Colorado and we lived in Wisconsin, so I said "Yea, fun in the snow - sound's great!" But, we did have fun, that's the first time I learned how to really ski - and that's 'cause I got put in the 'remedial' skiing class in the afternoon. Sven was a great ski coach - fun! Thanks for the memory back! Nan :)

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  16. Hi Nan - I've never been skiing, though my first husband did before we met, and when it snowed in our village in UK he got his old skis from the loft and the kids slid down our hill on them. Another good memory :)

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