Ice Ain’t Nice

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.  You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story. Enjoy!

Ice Ain’t Nice (with apologies to Steve McQueen and Kevin Dillon)

by Jan Brown

It was a viscous combination of sleet and snow, and it was coming at us horizontally. Each icy fragment hit our unprotected faces with the force of a miniature missile. We ran as fast as the slippery street would allow, finally reaching safety inside the diner.

We couldn’t resist staring out the window as it was pelted with the same sideways slush. Then we realized that safety was just an illusion. With a deafening crack, the glass fractured and the slush quickly coated every available surface. The Blob was back, and this time it wasn’t afraid of the cold.

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20 thoughts on “Ice Ain’t Nice

  1. Of course a the blob was there, what a nice comeback for the Blob, finally resistant to cold with increased ability to harass us earthlings. Nice read, and I had to google Blob 🙂

  2. A nice sci-fi twist to the ice! Great direction, I liked that. One question I have though, is whether your “viscous” is meant to be “vicious”, because both words work but give different feels. My mind went to “vicious” on the first read.

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