A Walk On the Ice


Cross here?

What do you think?

Looks pretty good. Better than downstream.

The ice is strong right here. Just a little slush on top.

What about out the middle?

I don’t know. It looks okay.

How deep is the water?

Just a couple of feet here. But out there, over your head.


What do you think?

Sun’s out. It’s a warm day.

You don’t think we should?

What are we going to do on the other side?

I want to see those abandoned cabins.


So are we going to cross?

If you think we should. I haven’t been on ice like this in a while.

We should stay apart if we do.

How far apart?

Twenty feet.


I’ll go first if you want.

Go ahead.

It’s pretty slushy. I’m sinking in.

It feels solid underneath.

Should be okay.

By David Klein

David Klein

Published novelist, creative writer, journalist, avid reader, discriminating screen watcher.


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