The Ice Before the Storm.


The Zamboni machine just finished making the ice sparkle.  The lines for the goalies’ creases, the blue and red center lines stand out.  The ice looks pristine.  There’s nothing there.  Just the calm before the storm.

The skate blades are slashing through the ice, sticks hitting frozen rubber disks, now traveling 100 miles per hour.  The ice is cut and slashed no longer pristine…

Until the twenty minute period ends, the players leave, the Zamboni returns and all is pristine ice again.

 

Ice hockey stadium Karlovy Vary

Image via Wikipedia

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to The Ice Before the Storm.

  1. Karen says:

    I’m thinking the New York Rangers on this, Michael. Loved the imaginative way you used the prompt “ice”.

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