AtoZ Blog Challenge – S – Snow in April -Sorry!

I hope you will continue to follow me after the #challenge is over so we can explore life together.


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The scene before her had shifted to previous winters, when perched atop the warm radiator cover in her childhood bedroom, she watched the lawns and parkways disappear beneath the snow. A snowplow’s headlamps illuminated the falling snow in the short distance ahead as it pushed the snow’s accumulation to the curbside. She could see the sidewalk plow excavating narrow knee-high paths as it passed the house. She could hear a car’s spinning wheels trying to climb the hill on Lyons Street beside the Georgian house, the only sound in the hushed darkness. It was as if years of snowfalls had preserved the sights and sounds of these vivid scenes, and protected the past.

Her childhood elm trees along Asbury Avenue held narrow stacks of snow suspended on their glorious branches. In the luminescent white light of the street lamps, Katherine could imagine a stack topple over in a slow wet descent, poking holes in the lustrous snow below.   From my new novel, Facing East

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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7 Responses to AtoZ Blog Challenge – S – Snow in April -Sorry!

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    No need to apologise, nature happens.

  2. My post today is Snow as well – although I’m writing about a snowfall that happened back in 2013! http://leaningonthegate.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/s-is-for.html

  3. emilia m. says:

    yikes. had frost today on the ground. brr

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Perfectly reminiscent of our winters in Evanston!

  5. johnvic8 says:

    It’s been over thirty years since I experienced snow like your photos. they aren’t the best of memories, but I love the way you are weaving such into your story.

  6. Marcy says:

    Love your descriptions!

  7. Beautiful passage. Even if it is about snow. 😉

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee’s Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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