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Saturday Writing Prompt -24th April - The Winter Store

What does the store sell? Is the woman a local or a visitor? Why is she alone?

How to use this prompt: Using the picture and heading, create a short story or poem incorporating it. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.

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Carla bundled up in her heavy parka, insulated boots, slipped on gloves and her toque before pulling the hood over and cinching it tight. She didn’t normally like to go out in such terrible conditions but she made a special exception that day. She was an older woman whose husband passed away two winters before, her children all lived in different cities, and she mostly kept to herself since he died. If her kids knew she was about to head out in inclement weather, they would have a fit, fearing she would fall and not be found until it was too late. There was no way she was ever going to tell them about her excursion.

The frigid…

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