Flash Friday Fiction – Snow Daze

Snowman on Lake. Photo by Petritap.
Snowman on Lake. Photo by Petritap.

Snow Daze (158 Words)

“It’s lonely at the top”, they say. Oh yeah? Try being stuck out here on a damn lake in the middle of nowhere. Sure, they do their duty by me, occasionally coming out to reattach my arms or give me a new nose. No more carrots, though – the deer snatch them. Too bad; this current ‘nose’ hurts like a mother. And what’s with the evergreens on my head? I can’t tell if they’re crowning me with laurel or just giving me a really bad comb over.

Either way, I wish they’d stay. Frosty doesn’t know how good he had it, surrounded by kids all day.

I’d give anything to be able to follow these tracks, to head out and see where they lead. Instead I stand here, sentinel to nothing with no hope except to wait for the sun to melt me down. At least swimming with the fishes ain’t so bad.

I’m not alone then.

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