“Create something using Emlyn’s world as portrayed in Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, as your inspiration. Not a story with my characters, but anything else you please. If you want to play and have not read the Journeys give me your email in a comment and I’ll send you a Kindle copy of the book. (Sadly, Amazon will only let me send them to the USA. Readers outside the USA are more than welcome, you’re encouraged to participate. I just can’t send you the book.)
Winter is coming, the little birds sing Cold air and snow are the gifts it will bring Some feather their nests while others fly south Seeking food sources to stuff in beak or mouth Squirrels scamper through orchards, rooting through leaves Searching for nuts, any food it percieves Raiding birdfeeders with skill and precision They jump or they hang with practiced decision Groudhogs retire to thier lairs underground when their usual foodstores no longer abound They live off the fat they stored up all summer Spending the cold months in snug burrow slumber Wolves thrive in winter because of their fur Two layers thick help keep them secure With a long bushy tail that covers their snouts and packmates to snuggle help keep the cold out. Humans also retreat inside from chill breezes Hoping not to spend winter with coughing and sneezes They turn up the heat and wrap-up quite snugly Cause being too cold can turn a mood ugly When you hear the sound of winds thrumming You know to prepare because Winter is coming.