The Origin of Black Ice

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The Origin of Black Ice

Corsets were just out-of-style at its debut.

Citizens and scientists came to see the Black Ice, newly discovered in a Somerset cave. Cuts were freely available. Citizens used jewelers outside the gates to make fashionable pieces and scientists brought cases to take samples to labs.

Citizens soon noticed wheels and heels slid on streets and sidewalks on the coldest days. The Scientists soon announced the crystal flattened to invisibly slick at freezing and that it materialized in outside locations when the temperatures dropped.

Every piece on Earth was destroyed, but it still appears every winter everywhere on roadways and walkways.


100 words. Sci-fi fiction — in honor of the cold. Feedback is always appreciated. Comments of any kind really — so long as they are related to the post. What story comes to mind when you see that picture? Join in

*Image © Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford
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25 thoughts on “The Origin of Black Ice

  1. Great take, Melanie. They paid a hefty price for that black ice. It’s stayed to haunt them forever. On another note, that black ice is so scary. I had a bad scare with it once when I lived in Colorado.


  2. Intriguing story! I especially like how jewelers were making fashionable pieces, but then again, I’m a jewellery maker myself, so how could I not love that part… I enjoy exploring your blog!


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