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An Endless Winter

by Curly Fries | Score: 1700

The bitter chill stung my skin, and the fact that the air conditioner was running on full power didn’t help. The winter had been long and dreary, and it had lasted much longer than anyone had expected. The crops were frozen solid, the ground was rock hard, and the horses were freezing to death. How anyone would survive this, I didn’t know. The frigid air coming inside from the crack in the wall made it impossible to think straight. 

I burrowed myself deeper into my stiff blanket. Eliza was calmly reading a thick book by the empty fireplace as if nothing was happening. The cat was either asleep or dead- neither of us could tell. I wouldn’t be able to take this much longer. 

“Elizabeth?” I called hoarsely. My sister looked up from her novel. “What day is it?” I asked. 
“June seventeenth.” She said absentmindedly. 
“How long is this going to last?” I groaned.
“Don’t complain. At least we still have a house.”
“Can’t we at least turn off that stupid air conditioner?” I huffed. My breath turned to ice the second it was out of my mouth.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Event Winter is long and extremely cold
Begin Start typing to begin
Prop Include an air conditioner
Words Reach 50 words
Letter Use the letter G
Prop Include a novel
Words Reach 100 words

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