Home in the Winter

home in winter

Old Bert looks out the window.
Green. Brown.
The first of his ninety Winters without snow.
He shakes his head. “This won’t do.”
His hand trembles as he reaches for the phone.
There are no buttons. No dial.
He picks it up, brings it up to his ear, and gently whispers “Snow.”
Looking out the window, he watches snowflakes appear, slowly at first, then more… and more…
He smiles. “Thank you,” he whispers, putting the receiver down.
His heart will give out tomorrow morning. They’ll find him in his chair, looking out the window.
Watching the snow fall. And smiling.

One of the many 100 Word Stories by Crap Mariner

Items from The Arcade: Trompe Loeil – Advent Calendar 2012 (and little prizes from the calendar!), Zigana lazy sunday chair

Other stuff used – if I missed anything, feel free to come by to see
trees: New Trails by Vitrail.Illios, Trompe Loeil by Cory Edo, Botanical by Kriss Lehmann
bushes: KIDD by dop Kidd
fencing: Botanical by Kriss Lehmann
reindeer & logs: e-brink by ebrink Fugue
mailbox: BP by Bettiepage Voyage
poinsetta: World of Wood by Kosmicki
bench & baskets: POST by Van Auster
house {modified!}: POST by Van Auster
mini sleigh: Trompe Loeil by Cory Edo
walkway: Zacca by CROSS Jupiter

location: my studio

3 Comments to “Home in the Winter”

  • Oooooh the bushes… gotta get those.

    (Yes, folks… if you’re looking for a bush, check out Luna.)


  • <33333 Coming to move in!

  • what a lovely place!

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