Cider (an acrostic poem)

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Cold pressed apple fluids left outside in a large jug

In the dead of winter the water freezes on top

Driving the flavor into a more concentrated solution below

Each time the blah ice is then removed and the process repeats over and over for months

Rewarded finally with a fermented drink that tasted of sunny autumn days and patience

Winter Blessings (a 100 word story)

The snow continued to fall, covering the refuse of Gary’s life.  He smiled at the cold whitewashing of his previous mistakes.  It gave him a crisp clean perspective on his past.  The sad thing was he knew soon the sun would come out and the blanket of white would melt away, allowing his warts to once again be in plain sight.

At least for now he could pretend there had been nothing wrong as he sipped his spiked hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.  Spring can take its own sweet time.  He was happy to be buried in blankness.

 

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Crabby (an acrostic poem)

Camping by the frozen stream wasn’t Nick’s idea

Rachel loved winter camping so much

After using all her leverage, she finally convinced him to try

Being so cold shouldn’t be possible, Nick thought

But here he was freezing and fuming, trying to feed the fire twigs

Yet even Rachel asking him to join her failed to warm his disposition

 

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