All the sudden it started to snow. It began with little snowdrops floating in the air but quickly grew heavier until I couldn't see the end of my garden through the sheet of white. I went downstairs to my patio doors and laid down next to them. I stared up at the sky outside and could only see white drops falling from nothing. It was unusual, but not unheard of, for it to snow in early October.

"Looks like it might be a white winter." I heard from behind me.

I sat up and saw my mother looking at me from the kitchen.

"I'm sorry that I can be hard on you sometimes," She continued. "I'm sure you know what you want to do."

"It's alright," I smiled. "What we having for tea?"

"Well your dad got called in to work for an emergency meeting, so I'm going to cook late tonight. You can make something for yourself if you want, or wait until later."

I'll probably wait for them, I thought to myself, and turned back around to see the snowstorm had stopped. It had hardly settled and I could see that the small patches that had were already starting to melt.




I awoke to hear the front door close. Looking at my clock I saw it was past 10pm. I dosed off and that must be my dad back. I wasn't that hungry anymore so I went downstairs to excuse myself from tea but stopped at the top of the stairs.

"How did the meeting go?" I heard my mother ask.

"Not good. Remember Karen Partridge? She's facing redundancy. It's unfortunate as the group of us work well as a team and unlucky that it's her who's been chosen. It really could have been any of us."

"That's terrible, really terrible. Were you driving in the snow today?"

"No, the meeting had already started, I think." My dad replied, "What's for grub?"

I went downstairs and explained that I fell asleep and wasn't hungry anymore. My mother gave me her typical concerned, yet not that concerned, look. I smiled weakly and made my way back upstairs.

There was a spider making a web on the light in the corridor. I'm not a fan of spiders but this was a tiny one and its web was quite impressive for such a little critter. I thought about whether the spider knew how ingenious the idea of building a web by a light was. I watched it work for a little while until boredom flickered on inside me and curiosity switched off. Time for bed, I thought.

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