May 3, 2013

Flash! Friday: Prompt #22

It's time for Flash! Friday! This week's prompt requires a word count of 145-155, based on this picture:
Photo courtesy of Flash! Friday site

Winter's Refuge

Shadowed figures plodded toward her, silhouetted against the setting sun.  They blended together into one undefined mass, then separated into two distinct lumps – one half the size of the other – and congealed again, morphing with each movement.

Lacey let her book drift to her lap as she watched the slow progression through the steam around her cottage.  The kitchen timer sounded, calling her away from the mesmerizing sight so that dinner wouldn't burn.

A steady crunching accompanied the sounds of lasagna being pulled out of the oven and set on the counter.  They were getting closer.  Lacey left the oven open so its heat flooded the small kitchen and adjacent living room.

The crunching grew louder then suddenly stopped.  Lacey's head swiveled to watch the front door open, revealing two looming lumps.  She dropped the oven mitts. 

The smaller shape barreled toward her, shedding white powder all over the wooden floor. 

"Mommy!"


(153 words, excluding the title)

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