The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


Thin Ice

Thrifty Words Challenge #20: Winter

Photo by Jared Erondu on Unsplash

She unwrapped my scarf. Unbuttoned my coat.

Instead of a kiss, she pushed me, flailing, onto the ice.

“Wait,” I said, sliding, scrambling, falling, butt breaking through to water.

I grabbed her outstretched hand. She let go.

“Your hands are cold,” she said. “But not as cold as your heart.”

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Neil Shurley

Neil Shurley

Writer. Actor. Musician. Nerd. Thinks too much about Star Trek, Doctor Who, ukuleles, coffee, and donuts. Not necessarily in that order.