Some winters are rather mild: little precipitation and temperatures not too extreme. When it’s like this, we can walk outdoors, work in the garden, go hiking in a nearby park.
Then there are winters in which there’s nonstop rain, tornadoes, hail and snow that grows deeper by the day.
It’s frigid indoors and out. Even when bundled up from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes, we freeze. We put electric blankets on our bed of layer so many blankets that the weight presses down on our stomachs.
Some days we don’t leave the house. The roads are slick with ice or flooded with still falling rain. Snow is piled up over the tops of cars and streets are impassable. Trees whose roots are loosened by rain, topple over. Winds blow and howl like a banshee.
Winter storms impact what we can do and how we go about doing it.
Your task is to write a story in which a storm plays a major role.
A good place to begin is by narrowing down what type of storm happens. Choose something familiar. If you live in tornado alley, then a tornado might be the first choice. If you are plagued by downed power lines whenever a stiff wind blows, then include that in your story.
Make the effects extreme in order to build tension.
Have fun with this one.