Flash Fiction #252

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


We should just take over Canada, like a 14th Colony.  Then we wouldn’t have to worry about them exporting oil to us.

Are you nuts??!  Then we’d have to install hot-air ducts up there.  I don’t know how they survive.  Summer is the first week of August.  I had to go to a place called Moosejaw.  It made Minnesota look like a sauna.  I just kept driving south until the wind didn’t hurt my face anymore.

Just let them be hewers of wood, and drawers of water oil.  They’re polite but rustic, and a bit naïve.  Biden will handle them.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

12 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #252

  1. Rivergirl says:

    When my grandfather emigrated from Austria in the early 1900’s the quota had already been met. He went to work in Moosejaw Saskatchewan for 2 years before he was allowed to enter. Strange days.


  2. Jim Wheeler says:

    Canada is something I seldom think about, which, considering it is a whole separate country, is a compliment! Its especially nice to have it for some comparisons, e.g. health care. Some of the few other thoughts I have had about it involved the Keystone XL pipeline, Ann Murray and Alex Trebek. You are good neighbors.


  3. James McEwan says:

    Sounds like the weather and place where I live. Help, I am prisoner 101, Get me out of here.


  4. granonine says:

    I have a friend who lives in Saskatchewan. She’s the source of most of what I know at Canadian weather. Brrrrrrrrr.


    • Archon's Den says:

      The Prairie Provinces can be lovely in the (short) summer, but frigid cold, snowy and windy in winter. A reader once told me of moving from Calgary to Winnipeg. In each city, blocks and blocks and blocks of downtown buildings were inter-connected underground with tunnels and adjoining sub-basements. You could travel for miles in comfort, until you had to return to your car – which might be plugged in to an electrical outlet, with a block-heater keeping the motor oil warm. I’m happy to live in Southern Ontario, level with Detroit and Chicago. 🙂

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  5. msjadeli says:

    Cold is a 4-letter word in Canada.


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