‘The Big Snow’ By Charles Wiegand

It’s been snowing cats-n-dogs and the stuff has piled up to one’s knees. The girls want to go out and play in it, but Mom and Dad won’t let them because of the late hour. The next day school is canceled but Dad still has to go to work. He gets there and finds the building empty. He later goes out for lunch, only to find all the restaurants and other businesses closed and empty. The town plaza is empty, the streets are empty, there’s nobody anywhere in sight. He finishes his work and starts his way through the snow to his home, feeling uncertain about what he’ll find – will his family be there? Or will the house be as empty as the rest of the town appears to be?

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