Triple F: That’s Not Snow…

How’s your week been? It’s been a bit up and down here–still trying to figure out if there’s a problem or other with the house wi-fi and not just my computer dragging.

Let’s get to it.

Today is Triple F, which means a prompt. There’s been a lot of snow in the weather lately, so I figured I’d use that.

Your prompt for this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday is:

In your main character’s world, it snows salt instead of, well, snow.

A point about the setting itself, which I hardly ever characterize, at least for these prompts (it’s a shame, I know–especially for science fiction and fantasy settings).

Why it snows salt instead of frozen water is a reason you’ll have to come up with, along with gender, backstory, and what-have-ya for your character (which will cover how and why they interact with this setting the way they do). The character seems to be used to this, based on the wording I used (instead of something like “all of a sudden,” “one day,” or something else).

We could have:

Brandon throwing tarps over everything at the dealership and running for cover because salt destroys metal–especially on the transport field he’s taken so much time to build and maintain. He wants to find a simpler way, but for right now he just can’t–adjusting to life on a star a trillion light years from Earth has been problem enough, thank you.

Or maybe Melanie wants to figure out how to get rid of the salt that drops from the sky, instead of running from it. If the ground is too frozen, pouring water on everything will just make a salty flood. But what else could she do? What could she use the salt for, instead of just throwing it away or shoveling it into huge piles?

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling, I figure.

It’s about one week into February of 2018. As you read this, I’m probably outside shoveling snow.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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