“Hoarfrost” Flash Fiction – Cinquain Prose

Carrot Ranch writing challenge

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community Challenge for February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on the ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by February 20, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published February 21). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Angel frost

glacial diamonds
cooling, freezing, frosting
intense biting frosty water

I gazed at the lacy hoarfrost wrought in outlines of filigree angels permeating the inside of the cabin’s window panes. If the cold hadn’t been so deadly the rime might be considered picturesque. But not today. The freeze had descended quickly, and we were unprepared for the penetrating chill. Our fire had burned down to a gray ash. A layer of frost concealed the blanket covering our bodies. Deep sleep hovered. My eyes closed knowing the end was near. My last thoughts conceded that climate change was real.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

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43 thoughts on ““Hoarfrost” Flash Fiction – Cinquain Prose

  1. Oh dear! Climate change is real, I agree. Down here we see the shores being eaten away each winter and the winds grow stronger all the time. Let’s hope and pray enough people wake in time to effect positive change.

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      1. And ours over here in Oz. It can get depressing thinking about the lack of action. The capitalist system isn’t working but there seems no way but somehow, in my deepest meditations, I have the way out view that the climate will force change upon us. I take heart that Al Gore said when he visited Australia last year that there is still time to change.

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          1. There’s so much to say about this topic I don’t really know where to begin. I keep meditating and focusing on light – as I was wrote that I got an image of rainbow crystal light – calling it into the body then channelling it into the Earth’s crystal grid 🙂

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