Mar 17, 2013
Winter's last hurrah . . .
Spring in three days. I still want cold fingers and sweaters, with hot tea and a quilt, all snuggled up on a couch to watch the snow flakes fall. I'll miss the cozy, closed up feeling the snow gives when it blankets the earth.
Dawna and I went for a walk in the snow last afternoon. She's always up for an adventure, even after a long day on her feet. We walked to the top of the hill because I couldn't give a good enough excuse to drive the car. She tampers with the adventure inside me that likes to keep hidden because its safe there. She makes me unafraid to just---wander away.
Last few days of winter, friends. Did you have a good one?
K.M. Updike writes young adult and historical fiction and has a frustrating fascination with fantasies that gets in the way a lot. She is the author of the young adult historical fiction novelette, The Life and Death of Terry Dodd. A lover of books and prairies, she lives with her five siblings and inspiring parents in the wilds of the Great Plains. Besides reading books and writing stories, she loves watching old movies and drinking tea in her basement room dubbed "Mole End."