Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

We are 30 days and 18 hours away from Spring.  I sit here

with my hot, Chai tea and fuzzy socks on my toes, trying to

find something positive to say about the weather.  I live in

Southern Indiana and we

have been very fortunate

imagecompared to some areas of the

country, with the snow and ice. 

None-the-less, I am ready for the

spring thaw! 

My hand is up! Is yours?

Okay… I figure we can embrace the next 30 days

or we can slip and slide along, kicking and screaming as we

fall on our  blankety-blanks. I recommend the less

painful path of embracing winter and all it has to offer!


    So…slip on your big boy boots, pull on your

   most dashing sock hat, fling that scarf and let’s 

   go write about the snow!

As a writer, I am always looking for motivation, inspiration and sometimes in desperation, I find revelation!

Let’s think of all the positive effects that winter can have on our writing:

Sit by a fire and write heartwarming poems.

Snuggle down and hibernate with your thoughts.

Find more time to read on a quiet, snow day.

Take a leisurely walk on a snowy morning for inspiration.

Watch how birds and squirrels scramble and hustle for food.

Spend time with your kids…that is always an opportunity for humor and precious moments.

Brainstorm all the “winter words” that could be used in a title for your next book.

Imagine all the silly ways the snow could be melted.

Write about “What if the snow never stops?”

Imagine what snowmen say to each other.

Write about how snow women feel left out of the fun.

Make pink-lemonade snow ice cream!

Here’s the link:


So…Don’t stick your head in the snow and give up! Make

pink lemonade snow ice cream out of the next blizzard

coming your way.  Remember to embrace your surroundings

and wear fleece…spring is only 30 days away.

Don't Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Don’t Stick Your Head in the Snow!

Happy Writing!


Christmas Mission

This is is my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Mishap Writing Contest.


Christmas Mission

by Angie Karcher


This Christmas adventure had danger and thrill.

We chose to accept it,as most brave kids will.

Our mission, to light the fur tree in our yard,

though risky and perilous, really, quite hard.

We wore Santa hats, decked with bells and white fur,

in case we got lost, they would hear where we were.

An old pair of gloves caused a very big fight.

He got the left glove and then I got the right.

The lights were thrown over the top branch with ease.

This was expert tree lighting tree expertise.

The blink-twinkling lights were strung around the tree.

We sang Christmas carols, my brother and me.

This tree expedition was going as planned.

Then…the lights, they got stuck. Things got way out of hand.

I ascended the tree with danger in sight.

Now…my boot was stuck too, wedged in nice and tight.

This pose wasn’t good, I just had to admit.

My legs, they were stretched in a very fine split!

My brother, he giggled and turned shades of blue.

Meanwhile, I just dangled there caught by my shoe.

When, all of a sudden, the panic hit me.

I realized, “Oh No, I have got to go pee!”

The way I was standing was not good I’m told,

‘cause this made it difficult, tricky to hold.

I tried, without luck, to hold back the rain.

The whistle’s a blowin’ and here comes the train!

The more that I laughed, the more that it rained down.

My boot, it filled up, like a wet, flooded town.

Those boots I had worn were for keeping out rain.

But someone forgot they should put in a drain!

By the time my mom saw the look on my face,

I was a poinsettia, just shoved in a vase.

My petals were wilted when they helped me down.

The train…it was gone now, way past this damp town.

Have you ever worn a chilled boot filled with pee?

Don’t ever attempt it! It happened to me!


True story.

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