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Returning Traveller

Authors Note: Hey everyone, hope you are doing well! Here is a little flash fiction I wrote for a competition. The theme of the competition was “winter and should intend to bring a smile to the readers face.” I hope it makes you smile and if it did, I would love to chat in the comments.

They say no two snowflakes are alike, we are unique in our own way. But they don’t tell you snowflakes can choose where they want to fall. I could go anywhere on Earth, but I choose here everytime. I’ve watched kids grow up, screaming “snow day” whilst frolicking amongst us. When the sun begins to burn hot, it’s our time to leave. Though, we’re not sad it’s over, we’ve had our time. I can’t wait to come back again. I’m loved and appreciated here. That makes it worth the wait.


Jen X

31 thoughts on “Returning Traveller

    1. Thank you so much Gina for your lovely comment, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Was a little disheartened when I didn’t win the competition, but you have reassured me it’s not complete rubbish haha

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      1. competitions are not an indicator of good writing – the emotions you evoke make this a lovely piece of flash. happy to have come across your writing Jen.

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  1. “I could go anywhere on Earth, but I choose here everytime.”

    My naturally pessimistic mind translated this darkly and made me think about how I have always complained about jobs, the people in my community, and lack of interesting landmarks… yet I still land here every morning. I don’t do anything about the situation. Something for me to think about!

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  2. I really liked this, you’ve managed to convey all the feelings of positivity and warmth, as if you’ve successfully condensed a short story into 6 lines.Very poetic!

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      1. Hey.
        I did go through a few of them.. All I can say is you have my well wishes. I really couldn’t say more if I tried.
        I hope you get as much happiness as you deserve!

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      2. That is so very kind of you, thank you. Your kind words have come at a time I really needed them. From the bottom of my heart, thank you

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  3. A really lovely piece that evokes in my mind ideas that Kate Bush explored on her last album, Fifty Words for Snow… thanks for stopping by the Go Dog Go Cafe today!


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