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Cold As Ice

I know I’ve been quiet lately.  If you’ve watched the national news at all recently, you may have seen that Texas is having a record breaking winter this year.  Record cold since Sunday.  Major power outages all over the state.  Frozen water pipes.  Busted water pipes.  People having to boil water, IF they have electricity.

It was -3 degrees here yesterday morning.  A balmy 17 this morning!

Some of these poor people are doing whatever they can to stay warm without electricity.  There have been carbon monoxide poisonings because people are using heating methods that are not safe.

It’s crazy-scary.

I have been fortunate.  I’ve lost power briefly a few times.  I’ve had almost no internet service.  But I am safe and warm.

I will post this, while I can!

Stay safe out there, my friends!

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

14 thoughts on “Cold As Ice

  1. Dear Penny, I am relieved to read this post that all is (mostly) good with you. But I am sorry for all your fellow Texans are experiencing. We’re prepared for cold in Minnesota. But you don’t expect this in Texas, so I can understand why your state is enduring so many challenges. Continue to be well and warm.


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