just six words ski stories
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myrto
October 13, 2008
Member since 10/4/2001 🔗
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I found this on Skidiva.com

Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") So I'm wondering if we could come up with six word ski stories. Give it a try; it might be fun.

Here's one:

She needed skis. Robbed a bank.
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Life's short. Ski more.
JohnL
October 13, 2008
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
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Fresh powdah.

Get outta my way!!!!
JohnL
October 13, 2008
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Ski.

Drink.

Sex.

Drink.

Ski.

Drink.
scootertig
October 13, 2008
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365 posts
How about:

"Tips up," the liftie said. Dang.



aaron
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JohnL
October 13, 2008
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"Follow me, it's looks good. Craaaaaaap........"
JohnL
October 13, 2008
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Avalanche shell lands. Farewell to arm.
snowsmith - DCSki Supporter
October 13, 2008
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Lost luggage;I only have boots.
David
October 13, 2008
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Make skiing fun. Save the whales!!
David
October 13, 2008
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The loser Cheney skis in jeans.
fishnski
October 13, 2008
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David likes skiing during COLD SNAPS!
fishnski
October 13, 2008
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(Young kid at Snowshoe looking scared)

How much further down is it?
tromano
October 13, 2008
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Warning: Easier trails entail higher risk.
Roger Z
October 13, 2008
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First tracks were worth the divorce.
Roger Z
October 13, 2008
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Sony Bono met a tree. Finis.
comprex
October 13, 2008
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Michael Kennedy didn't wear a helmet.
kwillg6
October 14, 2008
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Big pow pow! All big smiles. grin
JimK - DCSki Columnist
October 14, 2008
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"I came, I saw, I conquered."
-- Julius Caesar
Crush
October 14, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,026 posts
Code:
 powder arc

         completed --

    her expiration delayed .


comments:
Kurt Vonnegut's "Man in a hole" observation is applied here - the basic plot of "Man falls into a hole; man struggles to get out of the hole. " always works. We need a situation, a quest for resolution, and an outcome.

Rather than describing the action (turn completed), better to introduce visual/sensual descriptions to give the story depth.

The Hero, in this case, was chosen to be female; since women are in general less likely to engage in situations involving physical risk, the use of a female character generates interest and speculation about the Hero's personality make up.

The challenge is implied rather than stated, conveniently serving the dual purpose of creating a present challenge and at the same time setting up for the next. The hero resolves the challenge, but now faces an uncertain future, extending the story.



GGNagy
October 14, 2008
Member since 01/5/2006 🔗
452 posts
Wind Hold. Gotta use the Poma
comprex
October 14, 2008
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I95 in Stafford.
Fog.
200 cars.
GGNagy
October 14, 2008
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452 posts
Sleet.
ice crust forms.
Major breakthru.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
October 14, 2008
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I fell hard and it hurt.

I skied great, snow was perfect.

New slope, new lift, big smile.

Timberline installs high speed quad lift smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Colonel smile
comprex
October 14, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
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I'm picking up Blowers after work.
wgo
October 14, 2008
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In Virginia? Powder skis not needed.
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fishnski
October 14, 2008
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The Colonol has visited the future!
comprex
October 14, 2008
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I will be stimulating my economy. smile
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
October 14, 2008
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Fishnski,
For you...
Future skiing at Mt. Porte Canyon!
The Colonel smile
Crush
October 14, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,026 posts
Originally Posted By: Crush
Code:
 powder arc

         completed --

    her expiration delayed .


comments:
Kurt Vonnegut's "Man in a hole" observation is applied here - the basic plot of "Man falls into a hole; man struggles to get out of the hole. " always works. We need a situation, a quest for resolution, and an outcome.

Rather than describing the action (turn completed), better to introduce visual/sensual descriptions to give the story depth.

The Hero, in this case, was chosen to be female; since women are in general less likely to engage in situations involving physical risk, the use of a female character generates interest and speculation about the Hero's personality make up.

The challenge is implied rather than stated, conveniently serving the dual purpose of creating a present challenge and at the same time setting up for the next. The hero resolves the challenge, but now faces an uncertain future, extending the story.



m. sez - "you have to consider your audience"
Roger Z
October 14, 2008
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
2,181 posts
1) He boasted, but his tracks didn't.

2) Against the treewell laid a glove.

(is that cheating, combining "tree" and "well"? I say no)

3) To ski. Alone. In the snow.

(okay, if Crush is going to call up Vonnegut I'm calling up the famous "why did the chicken cross the road" response from Hemmingway: to die, alone, in the rain. Take that, Crush. laugh )
Crush
October 15, 2008
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Quote:
... Against the treewell laid a glove.


- nice .
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
October 16, 2008
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Longer drives, lead to longer runs
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
October 16, 2008
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"Only green behind that knoll.... AHHHHHHH!!!!!"
comprex
October 16, 2008
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bump bump bump grin grin ouch
Roger Z
October 16, 2008
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In honor of both Hemingway, skiing, and the current economic situation:

For sale: slopeside lot, never developed.
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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33 posts
snowflakes,melting on glowing hot cheeks
comprex
October 17, 2008
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Crush reads too much Joseph Campbell.
Crush
October 17, 2008
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Originally Posted By: comprex
Crush reads too much Joseph Campbell.


- ! -

how curious, or perhaps you are very cross-connected in your thoughts ... that is exactly how i came upon Vonnegut's "Man in a hole " comment - i was researching the history of myths with a friend and came across it.
Crush
October 17, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
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Originally Posted By: boarderbabe
snowflakes,melting on glowing hot cheeks


ah . lovely!
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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lying, dazed, waiting for ski patrol
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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hot buttered rum over warm lips
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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wind whipped face meets frothy mug
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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last run, skis off...........last call
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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embrace cold your soul not sold
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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ski bumps, lady lumps = goose bumps
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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frost on eyelashes warmth all around
boarderbabe
October 17, 2008
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speed and rhythm, smiles and bliss
fishnski
October 17, 2008
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Two plankin groove bustin the move
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
October 17, 2008
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Socialized Medicine Is Good For Skiing
fishnski
October 17, 2008
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Waited 10 days for knee x-ray
fishnski
October 17, 2008
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Ibotta escaped socialistic Cuba to Snowshoe
bawalker
October 17, 2008
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Hot bikini chick caused yard sale
fishnski
October 17, 2008
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How is that a ski story

Bikini chick made waves at Luao
comprex
October 17, 2008
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5 stars for 8 kinky posts
David
October 17, 2008
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Skiing often makes my wallet hurt...
Roger Z
October 17, 2008
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Was Boarder Babe talking about skiing???


(does that count as a story, if so it doubles as a question)
tromano
October 18, 2008
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
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Originally Posted By: boarderbabe
snowflakes,melting on glowing hot cheeks


She's back! Boarding, in her thong.
tromano
October 18, 2008
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Spring skiing, bikinis, tailgates, yum
fishnski
October 18, 2008
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Phat girl in tight ski pants
fishnski
October 18, 2008
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Sex skiing & Rock & Roll

Ski Kansas! 3000 feet of verticle
Crush
October 18, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,026 posts
Originally Posted By: boarderbabe
ski bumps, lady lumps = goose bumps


- ok, the most important thing in writing is knowing when to quit: like now -
Crush
October 19, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,026 posts
Originally Posted By: tromano
Originally Posted By: boarderbabe
snowflakes,melting on glowing hot cheeks


She's back! Boarding, in her thong.



blahblahblah - really

c'one - just like the dragon fly

never.com is better 4 that

- ooooh, sorry scott : where's that writing experience now???!!!

nice but what have u done lately? fish-y-s swim past me on my way to a elevator-subway with strip-d roller-coaster moof moof's and a heavy dose of boo boo --

stop the math and write -

- jump in here any time -
after all it is a cha - oh that -

oh -- never -- mind -- --

Edwyin Collins
- never, never - never -nver I belong - singer - yu come a long -
and i nevermet a girl like you before -

and My CURE -

when ever i am alone again with you

da daa dah
you make feel like i am young again

you make feel like i am young again

i will always always love you

i will always love you

- da ahh

-dunn dunn away

u make make me feel like i a, free again -

i will all ways loveyou

i will love you

what ever words they say

oh oh oh i want 2 get a - my -way yeaaaahh

want and want and fly and want - ...
.....

i will always love you

- the soup and my food is burning -
myrto
October 20, 2008
Member since 10/4/2001 🔗
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I think someone forgot their meds
Crush
October 20, 2008
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
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Originally Posted By: myrto
I think someone forgot their meds

hey - hey hey

you might not know this but i have a family of mafaous err famous writers and drunks. actually one pulizer prize winner just passed away last month. pity - he was an excellent playwright ( i think i might be better at poetry than he).

while that was definitely sub-standard for me (compared to, perhaps my recent blog posting of, say "- my kiss was just an introduction - " , you have to realize my brilliance comes and goes perhaps inversely proportional to my substance abuse (more abuse = better material - sorry i was not f&*k up enough).

i realize my limitation and will i'll try very hard in the future to abuse even more subtan - well drink and smoke err - right -- ah
exactly
the conversion rate is no good
they never came back and registered
they all asked how much it costs
i'll put the creme in the fridge

- assume it's all golden -
Roger Z
October 20, 2008
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Yeah but I think you're violating the six word rule, Mr. Kerouac. (sp?)
Crush
October 21, 2008
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not really; i didn't say how many stories there were. there are 36 5/6 stories in there.
Roger Z
October 22, 2008
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lol... touche, touche...
therusty
October 23, 2008
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Waist deep on Bold. Face shots!

Neck deep in Val. Can't breathe!

Running down moguls in ski boots.

Scaring the tourists at Deer Valley.

Tipped by grandma for hauling luggage.

Inside moving snow, down a chute.

Skiing with the off duty Santa.

Sheer terror on Red Mountain pass.

AK heli skiing with Kim Reichelm.

A blind ride in an avalanche.

Watching my students get lightbulb moments.

Calling showoff's bluff on Highland's Steeplechase.

Ptex folding over on a monoski.

Six fault layers. Let's go ski!

Skiing at altitude equal ten feet.

This was easier than I thought.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
September 1, 2009
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No air conditioning needed last night.
David
September 1, 2009
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Hey, I miss this thread. Yeah!
Girlboarder247
September 2, 2009
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Ski Patrol needed in Terrain Park.
David
September 2, 2009
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42 in the Valley last night!
Snow Crash
September 2, 2009
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12 posts
Killington 2008.
First yard sale, embarrassed!
Leo
September 2, 2009
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279 posts
happiest in the no fall zone.

wise, silent trees wish me well.

skiing. happy happy oh my friend.

(the last one with all due respect to tom marshall).
Denis - DCSki Supporter
September 2, 2009
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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Meadow skipping in October sun shine.

(Should have been sunshine, but you get my drift.)

Here's hoping for an Oct. ski at Whitegrass.
fishnski
September 2, 2009
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Jack Frost nipping at my toes!
David
September 2, 2009
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Whitegrass Jack Frost. Get your banjo!!
kwillg6
September 3, 2009
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One more year... retirement!
epic skiing
fishnski
September 3, 2009
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Nearing the summit Arctic winds Blowing..
Denis - DCSki Supporter
September 3, 2009
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That describes many a day I've had at Whitegrass, some in Oct. There is nothing quite like coming out of the low trees into the open at the top of Baldy and standing there with upslope winds from the west almost lifting you off the ground. I love it when the mountains show their wild side.
Steve
September 3, 2009
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160 posts
Stowe reservations made. Come on winter!
fishnski
September 3, 2009
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Patches of frost reported in Canaan

Sept 2nd...
David
September 4, 2009
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Sunrise from my Fuji. Very Cold!

Steve
September 4, 2009
Member since 02/15/2006 🔗
160 posts
David,

Beautiful picture. My favorite moment on the back of my bike was early morning, the back roads between Poolesville and the Potomac river. As I was riding along, a hawk picked up a snake in the field next to me and flew right over me, 10 feet away.

I often feel that way about skiing. Were it not for skiing, I wouldn't be on top of a mountain with such a gorgeous view on a bluebird day. In fact, there IS no other way to see these things live but to go out and do it. I feel sorry for folks who don't get out and see what nature looks like close up.

Steve
jonjon1
September 5, 2009
Member since 09/11/2006 🔗
187 posts
My story is the low temperature the last six nights here in Davis, respectively.

40, 36, 34, 37, 38, 41

Hope you enjoyed my story.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
September 5, 2009
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David
September 5, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Ski gliding requires very big gonads...
Roger Z
September 11, 2009
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Let's get winter started already, dammit!
fishnski
September 12, 2009
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Where ya been Homey Ski Biscuit?
Roger Z
September 13, 2009
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
2,181 posts
Tootling around Mexico with the Missus.
fishnski
September 13, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Skied at Cozumel and Puerta Vallarta

Tootling? You have a few sayings....
Roger Z
September 13, 2009
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2,181 posts
I was in the mountains... no snow. frown
David
September 14, 2009
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2,444 posts
Med school sucks. Skiing is better!!
jimmy
September 15, 2009
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Freshpow boottops stop kneedeep Solitude trees
Roger Z
September 15, 2009
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2,181 posts
Fresh powder! Afterward he drank happily.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
September 16, 2009
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Surprised I have not seen this

Ski Almost Heaven In West Virginia

The Colonel smile
GGNagy
September 17, 2009
Member since 01/5/2006 🔗
452 posts
"Scr*w Corridor H, finish Route Nine"
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Snowcat got your tongue?

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