Weather or Not

F34D64D3-14A5-4540-90A3-31BB4B943CE1“Forecasters are calling for a nor’easter to blow into New England, bringing blizzard conditions to the entire region. Travel advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service through Monday….”

Hank switched off the TV. “I’m so damn glad we don’t live there anymore. Florida means never having to deal with that kind of weather ever again.”

Agnes looked up from her crochet work, “So, Hank, you don’t miss our former life in Boston at all? There was so much more in the way of culture up there, don’t you think?”

“Agnes, it’s just a matter of modifying expectations,” Hank said. “I actually find living down here to be rather cathartic.”

“Cathartic, huh?” Agnes said in a mocking tone. “You’re happy to be out of the cold, snowy weather in New England, but have you forgotten about hurricanes? We’re in the middle of hurricane season down here. So far we’ve been lucky, but with climate change, the storms are bigger and more damaging than they’ve been in the past.”

“So you’re being prophetic now, Agnes. This whole global warming thing is a hoax. Even the President says so. I’m sorry, Agnes, but you just can’t beat the weather here. Would you rather be back in Boston for this upcoming blizzard?”

Agnes grabbed the remote control from Hank, turned on the TV, and tuned to the Weather Channel. The chyron at the bottom of the screen read, “MONSTER HURRICANE BEARS DOWN ON FLORIDA COAST.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (blizzard), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (former), Scotts Daily Prompt (culture), Daily Addictions (modify), Your Daily Word Prompt (cathartic), and Word of the Day Challenge (prophetic).

9 thoughts on “Weather or Not

  1. Marleen October 18, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    That’s a beautiful picture.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 18, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Still snows there, doesn’t it?

      Like

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