The ground vibrated beneath the children. They were knocked off their feet, their panting materialized as a misty cloud in the frigid air. They rolled across the waving landscape. They screamed for help… but nobody came. They tried to stand firm against the vigorous shaking, but it was impossible. Snow swirled violently as they clung desperately to each other. The newly snow-covered green spruces were forced bare anew.

They heard a muffled voice declaring, “These things are so beautiful!” Everything stopped shaking— the snow globe settled, and was placed again back on that green mantle.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

I love the idea behind this Melissa. I had a cheap plastic snow-globe as a child and always wondered what it must feel like for the poor people inside it when I vigorously shook it up. It brings to mind the Men in Black films too, where they had tiny galaxies inside a little glass bauble. The possibilities are endless. A fun read; for those of us on the outside of the… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

A thought-provoking story. You did it great, Melissa. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Melissa Taggart
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Melissa.

1 year ago

Great quick read Melissa. I was hooked into your story, preparing for tragedy, then you had me laughing at the end. Nice work!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 year ago

How scary to be trapped in a snow globe, Melissa.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

I do love a snow globe, Melissa! And I loved that twist at the end of your story; so unexpected and brilliant! You have a wonderful imagination and had me feeling really sad for those children being shaken around. I will certainly take more care with my snow globes in future! I have a traditional Christmas snow globe that comes out every year but it’s always a bit of a wrench to… Read more »

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

Nice turn around, Melissa! As the other readers, I was surprised by the last paragraph. I also had a snow globe as a child, but never imagined myself to be inside. Did I miss something?

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