Early Spring

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where the challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words of less using the picture prompt below.

Photo Prompt Credit ==== Roger Bullet

Spring came early that year. He had not planned on early warm temperatures. Climate change was spoiling his plan. The snowplow had covered the black plastic sealed shoe less body in over six feet of snow three days ago.

His internet searches gave him an estimate of two weeks before the under staffed snow removal teams would clear enough for the body to be visible to anyone passing by. Plenty of time to escape.

The snowplow driver had one more street to plow before his shift was over when he heard someone shout, “Raise the damn plow.”

Climate Change. Not in Florida!

Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Florida Climate - English - Climate Change, Global Warming, Florida, GOP, Denial, Rick Scott, Sea Levels, Rising Sea Levels, Flooding, Catastrophe, Catastrophic, Denialism
Pat Bagley – Salt Lake Tribune

“We were told not to use the terms “climate change,” “global warming,” or “sustainability.” That message was communicated to me and my colleagues by our superiors in the Office of General Counsel.”

–Christopher Byrd an attorney who worked at the Florida Department of Environment Protection from 2008 to 2013. In March, the Miami Herald reported that an unwritten policy against using those words to describe environmental issues and impact went into effect in 2011 when Gov. Rick Scott took office.

Welcome to Florida. Almost everything strange washes up near Miami.

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