Buffy Buffy where for art thou Buffy Deny they vampire and refuse thy stake for if wilt not be called a slayer “Christmas on the Great Plains” Maryanne was becoming nervous as Christmas drew near. At seven years old, the magic of the holidays could not be lessened by the grim, gray landscape of the Great Plains, or the fierce prairie winds that raged outside her window. Any time now, the door would open and Dad would burst in, carrying the Christmas tree that they would decorate together. She had been watching at the window for a very long time, however, a little fear was beginning to set in. For several days, in the little silver house in Valentine, Nebraska where Maryanne lived with her mom and dad, there had been a rush of holiday activity.
Dad had gone to the reservation in South Dakota to work with the Indians that lived there, leaving the cookie baking and preparations to be done in anticipation of his return with an evergreen that he would buy from one of the Canadians who drove down with their bounty to the treeless plains. Maryanne and her mom had made paper chains and angels out of lace doilies. They bought tinsel at Woolworths and prepared the dough for gingerbread men. When the storm began, they were busy cutting the cookies and putting on the raisin buttons.
It would not be Christmas in Nebraska without snow. The storm continued throughout the night and into the next day. There was very little television reception during the best weather, so they listened to the radio hopefully. They were used to storms, and had no doubt that Dad would make it home in plenty of time, but as the day wore on, it began to look less certain. Luckily, the power stayed on, web.
Creative Writing: Unexpected Horizons Wow! I love going deep sea fishing on our boat. I was excited when my dad had asked me if I wanted to go this weekend. We departed that Saturday morning after almost a week of sheer anticipation, our destination, Port Canaveral, home of of some of the best fishing on the east coast of Florida. The sea is a very dangerous place when riled by a storm, even a ...