Christmas had been magical.

Days off school in January building snowmen had been fun.

Now it was February.

The thought of ice cold hands and toes put him off going outside.

The roads were closed. Elsa had put ‘Frozen’ on for the hundredth time.

Football practice had been cancelled for the third week in a row.

Grandad had slipped and done something to his back.

Enough already.

He saw Dad walking up the hill, waving and smiling, pointing at something he was pulling.

His eyes lit up and he dashed to get his boots on.

Time for sledging!

Copyright Dale Rogerson

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

104 responses to “ENOUGH ALREADY”

  1. Dear Iain,

    In our part of the country, we seem to get our worst winter weather in February. I love the progression of this and the promise of sledding brightening his mood at the end. Nicely done.



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    • Thank you Rochelle. This year we’ve had snow on and off from December through to February, much more than the last few years. It was fun the first time…! 🙂


  2. I love the way your story skilfully outlines the change of response to the snow from pleasure and excitement to dismay and resentment. Suddenly, the delight is restored! Great writing, Iain.

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  3. Ha the joys of snow and sledging, in my case it led on to a few ski-ing holidays. Thank you for prompting me to recall good times

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  4. I could feel his boredom and angst, I remember those stir crazy days as a teen. Very nicely written story! I also remember the joy of sledding with my siblings and dad!! 🙂 Thanks for those wonderful memories.

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  5. Funny how we always want what we don’t have. We rarely get snow in Dallas, and never enough to go sledding. I liked the progression of this story–kind of backwards from what one might think, and I loved that it ended on a fun note. 🙂

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    • Thank you Jan, it’s always funny to hear people around the world always wanting to swap weather – I’d take some warm sunny days and long summers here 🙂


  6. Now that would be fun… Sledging! At least someone is going to make the most of it. Loved the way your piece has progressed showing what the narrator feels about the snow.

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  7. What an adorable little boy and of course, a sweet dad. I really liked that the sister who likes frozen is Elsa too.🙂
    Beautiful word picture, Iain.

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  8. I think many, especially those on the East coast of USA can sympathize with this. For us, here in the middle, it’s been rain, rain, and rain. We have a hundred words for it, but no matter what you call it, it’s still rain. Ugh! I hate being wet and cold all the time.

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  9. A little snow is fun. A whole lot, not so much. I’ve watched Frozen more times that I care to count too. My granddaughters all love it.
    We used to slide down hills on giant inner tubes, but a piece of old linoleum is the fastest ride I’ve ever been on.

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    • Old linoleum – good tip. Yes, I have lost count of how many times I’ve had to sit through ‘Frozen’. And a sequel coming next year to look forward too…


  10. Having never experienced proper snow (Hello Africa!) I really can’t relate to this. However I do miss the sun when it is raining for 3 days straight. First I’m dancing in the rain, then the damp gets to me and I just want warmth again. Sledding sounds amazing!

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