Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Put On Your Hat And Coat, And Hat And Coat (FF)

FF - Flash Fiction
copyright - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

"Look at the frost on the window, Micah!  How cold out it must be!"

"Yeah, it's like that this time of year, Z.  Makes you hate to go outside."

"Well, we gotta go, Micah. Put on your hat and coat.  And hat and coat.  And hat and coat."

"You too, Z.  Boy that's a thick coat; where'd you get it?" 

"Made it from the wool of half a dozen very hirsute sheep."

“Oh my god, it's freezing out here!  It must be minus 80 degrees!”

 “Sure wish we lived on a planet that only had four seasons, Micah. Like Earth.” 

“Right, Zontar!  Winter's bad enough; schlossertime's a killer!

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Yep, next time you think it's too darn cold in winter, just be thankful we don't have schlossertime on Earth. It's so cold then that the holiday that falls during schlossertime features a visit from Old Father Anti Freeze. 

The other Friday Fictioneers' takes on the picture prompt above are available right here. And available for you winter, spring, summer, and schlosser!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to put on my hat and coat.  And hat and coat.  And hat and coat.  

23 comments:

  1. Love this.. but I'm happy for winter now. Don't need any Old Father Anti-Freeze, or even Lady Flame

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    1. Thank you sir! Just for that both Old Father Anti-Freeze and Lady Flame are going to bring you Anti Freeze this schlossertime.

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  2. Things could always be worse! Will try and avoid schlossertime if I at all can. :)

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    1. Just keep living on this planet and you'll be fine, Lynn!

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  3. Thank God for earth then!
    :-)
    Chioma from livehomeandaway

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    1. Oh, let's have a snowball fight in the good old schossertime ...

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  5. Another great story that put a smile on my face. Great work as usual!

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    1. Thanks so much! Now to wipe that smile off your face with a well-packed schlossertime snowball!

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  6. I knew a woman who's heart was schlossertime cold. Her dream in life was to become a mother-in-law. Unfortunately, no one would marry her and even attempts at artificial insemination failed due to the below-zero atmosphere of her womb. The last I heard she was moving to a suburb outside Philadelphia.

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    1. I'm not at all surprised. Happy Fetes de Schlossertime!

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  7. Heh, I can very well do without schlossertime. This is great. At first I was reminded of the scene in the movie Cool Runnings where the Jamaicans arrive in Calgary.

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    1. Not sure I saw that but if there's a scene where they take off their hat and coat, and hat and coat, and hat and coat, it must be Schlossertime!

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  8. Reminds me of little brother Randy in Jean Shepard's "The Christmas Story." He had on so many layers of outerwear that he couldn't put his arms down :-) Love the concept of Schlossertime! Feel as though we experience it about every other year here in the midwest. It is then that I yearn for global warming and stand in my backyard in my parka with a can of aerosol spray anything, spraying furiously into the ozone 😉

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    1. It does remind me of that kid too. I guess to balance Schlossertime, we ought to have an additional hot season, like Svitzertime."Why this drink is only ice cold! It's Svitzertime, it should be thermonuclear cold!!"

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  9. I think we were close to Schlossertime every winter in northeastern Ohio. We doubled the outerwear and kept the faucets dribbling all night so the pipes wouldn't freeze. We also rolled up towels to put at the bottoms of doors to keep drafts out. Good story. You have a wild imagination, Perry. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. What did you say? My teeth were chattering too loudly to hear!

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  10. Old Father Anti Freeze. Ha! May I never be on that planer during schlossertime.

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    1. Yes, they get very few tourists that time of year.

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  11. Hate winter. Glad to live here in earth. Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings lol

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  12. Liked your story though we welcome winter here in coastal area.It's a relief from hot and humid weather.

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  13. I'm wondering if the inhabitants of this planet are layering on their warm clothes or if they've got additional body parts. It's possible. Funny story.

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