100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week #74 — Freezing

Julia’s new challenge this week can be found at this link:100 WORD CHALLENGE LOGO
http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week74/

The prompt is the phrase:    “… the extreme weather meant …”

Here’s my contribution:

FREEZING

Dr. Corbet, from the U.S. Natural Disaster Center, is at the news conference to bring us up to date on what the extreme weather meant this past week. Dr. Corbet, what’s the latest report?”

Unfortunately, the reverse-magnetic dome forming around the earth is growing thicker and cutting off more sunlight every day. We’re getting hourly reports now from our scientists in all sectors. As of one hour ago, thermometers in New York registered 40 below zero, Fahrenheit, and thermometers at the equator registered zero.”

So you’re saying ….”

I’m saying the human race has about 3 weeks to live.”

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22 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week #74 — Freezing

    • Now, isn’t this odd? I answered your comment early this morning, but I don’t see it on here. That happened before with a comment from you. I’m sorry about that. Maybe you got it though. In case you didn’t, what I said was this:
      Yes, diets are definitely out. And it probably wouldn’t matter if people broke the law either because — at least in my country — you can’t get a case through the court system in three weeks.

      And thanks MUCH for the compliment on the piece.

    • Thank you. And, yes, I’m frankly so tired of hearing about “global warming,” which I know from some of the unbiased scientific research I’ve read is largely a hoax, that this was my way of fighting back. That’s part of the fun of these flash-fiction pieces. You can get stuff off your chest without having to write a long treatise.

    • I’d probably run around preaching on every street corner about Jesus’ love and mercy, in order to get more people to accept Him. It would be past time to try to get the message out in more subliminal ways.

  1. Sounds like “Seeking a Friend for The End of The World” (or something like that I have the film and can never remember the whole title lol). Zero Fahreinheit is very chilly! Zero at the equator sounds crazy! Then again if my friend Ruby emailed me and told me it was snowing in Australia I’d think that was crazy!
    Interesting twist – so far everyone has written about the crazy amount of snow we’ve had in the UK this week.

    • Interesting to learn that you’ve had a lot of snow in the UK. I live in the milder part of the Midwest in the U. S., and we’ve had snow before, but this December we had our first Blizzard!

    • Thank you, Miss New Pillow. I have to admit, I wondered what I would say if anyone wrote and asked me what “reverse magnetism” is. I finally decided I’d just admit that I didn’t have a clue, but it sounded authentic to me. And, in all honesty, it’s probably about as valid as some of the other “official-sounding” jargon some of the over-zealous “save the earth” people are using. I know for sure the global warming threat is not nearly as cut and dried as they try to make it sound. I’ve read too many unbiased scientific reports to believe more than half of what the GW activists say. So I figure I’m just balancing the argument a little with my story. (Now, if by chance you are a global warming activist, just ignore the previous sentence.)

      I’ve also always wanted to write a story with the end left ‘hanging.’ This was my chance with such a short world allowance.

    • Thank you, Miss New Pillow. I have to admit, I wondered what I would say if anyone wrote and asked me what “reverse magnetism” is. I finally decided I’d just admit that I didn’t have a clue, but it sounded authentic to me. And, in all honesty, it’s probably about as valid as some of the other “official-sounding” jargon some of the over-zealous “save the earth” people are using. I know for sure the global warming threat is not nearly as cut and dried as they try to make it sound. I’ve read too many unbiased scientific reports to believe more than half of what the GW activists say. So I figure I’m just balancing the argument a little with my story. (Now, if by chance you are a global warming activist, just ignore the previous sentence.)

      I’ve also always wanted to write a story with the end left ‘hanging.’ This was my chance with such a short world allowance.

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