365 Writing Prompts: The Clock

Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post include the sentence, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.”

This morning I noticed the sky was exceptionally white, the trees were still and the bare branches seemed frozen. I had an eerie feeling it probably is the calm before the storm.

Not another storm I thought, we just had one not that long ago, the sky looked the same as today. That storm dumped forty-five cm. of snow.

I checked the weather channel, I saw no faces what happened I thought. Anytime it’s this silent it scares me.

Oh no I see Chris the weatherman, he is predicting lots and lots of snow, what should I do, start cooking in case the power goes off, or wait and see, these winter storms are terrible, not only we get too much snow,the strong wind blows the snow all over the places.

As I was trying to decide if I should believe the weatherman and get things ready so we have food if the power goes off, I was  feeling so lazy I wasn’t   getting any energy to cook,to read, to write to do anything.

I was struggling to decide what I should do, “I heard the door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.” It was barely nine am, who could it be, I stood up and looked out it was the person from the “Geek Squad” he was here to deliver the new dish washer and take the old one.

I went and opened the door, in came a tall young man with a million dollar smile, “where will I put the dish washer?” he asked.

“In the kitchen”, I said.

“I am in a hurry, he said, I won’t be able to install this today, the wind is picking up, I have to be back in the store with the old one, before the storm gets worse.”

“Storm, I said,  where is it ?”

“It’s coming, get your scoop and shovel ready,” he said!

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365 Writing Prompts: First

Tell us your first day at something___ your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own,first day blogging, first day as a parent,whatever.

My first experience of a snowstorm was on November 13th I was in Montreal ,Canada , I was on my way  to the typing school as usual, while walking to the bus stop I noticed the sky was white and calm ,I didn’t know anything about snow then, yes I knew they have snow but how much or when I had no idea. I also didn’t think of the famous phrase, “it’s the calm before the storm.”

I entered the school building and went straight to the typing class, some of the girls were already there,I sat in my seat and began typing, our teacher came an hour later, she looked at me and said, “girls I hope you brought your boots today, there is a lot of snow on the ground, it is turning out to be very stormy.”

I heard it but had no reaction , I wasn’t quite sure what a snowstorm meant, I continued my typing, at four pm we all got up to get ready to go home, the teacher looked at me and said, “Don’t you have boots?”

Of course I wasn’t wearing boots, I was wearing sandals and my  sari, it still didn’t strike me that I’d have trouble getting home.

As usual I got out of the building and walked towards the bus stop, one gentleman came and asked me if I saw  any buses moving, I wasn’t looking for any buses moving, I was waiting for the one I took daily to go to school and back home.The gentleman could tell by the way I was dressed I had no idea of what a snowstorm means. He mumbled something which sounded like there are no buses moving, he then left.

I stood there and tried to understand the situation I was in, I was still not aware it would be difficult for me to get home. I saw a cab I raised my hand to stop him, he stopped and asked, “Where will you go?”

As soon as I uttered ‘Victoria Avenue’ he said , “none of the cabs will go there, it’s too dangerous.”

This scared me I walked back to the school building , called my husband, my brother-in-law picked up the phone, he told me my husband wanted me to stay in the school building,he will get me when the snowstorm stops and the buses start moving.

After waiting for several hours my husband came to pick me up, I was relieved to see him and told him I will not go to the typing school anymore.

It was the first time I saw so much snow, I also learned it was a blizzard and one has to be properly dressed to be out in one!

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