Sunday, January 31, 2016

Snow Removal

Ed was blown away. “Holy cow! It never snows like that around here.” 

Edna looked nervously at the steep driveway. “What’ll we do?” 

Ed grabbed his shovel but hesitated as he stared at the thick white covering. “There’s no way. We’ll just have to wait for it to melt.”

An hour later everything changed.

Six neighbors converged with flat shovels to scrape the snowy driveway. A path was cleared before they were even noticed.

“Where you going?” Edna asked as Ed retrieved his shovel.

“To join them at the Wilkins’ yard.”

Edna reached for her overcoat. “Wait for me!”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the January 27 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story about how a community reaches out."