After I posted my entry for Five Sentence Fiction I remember a story my mother had told me about my Great Gran and how went she went ice skating she took a dinning chair with her so she could keep her balance. It struck me that for the prompt ‘frozen’ this would have been the perfect response. So it looks like this week I’m doing two responses and I hope you enjoy this anecdote as much as I did when it was told to me.
When you were young the village pond would freeze and people went skating.
You never struck me as a timid person.
Sharp as thumbtacks, formidable wit.
Yet I’m told the ice scared you, or at least falling did.
So you went skating with the dining chair in front, just in case you slipped.