(Title should be familiar to anyone who's listened to any episode of Welcome To Night Vale all the way through.)
It's snowing outside, pure-white snow so light, so fluffy it ought to be sponsored by King Biscuit or Gold Medal. Appropriately enough, it's accompanied by a mournful old freight-train wind, carrying those light flakes so far and wide that every square inch of the 12 x 12 porch here at Roseholme Cottage is evenly covered, from the exposed outer corner to the most sheltered spot next to the front door.
There's an inch-and-a-half to two inches of snow on the ground and more falling, falling, falling, tiny flakes glittering on the wind, lovely and dangerous. The weather service says it'll keep on falling until at least ten this morning.
Time to get t'shoveling. If it doesn't kill me, I'm gonna be able to give Alice the Goon a good scaring at arm-wrestling.
1. The original King Biscuit Time is the longest-running regular radio show in the United States, every weekday since 1941 from KFFA, 1000 Watts on 1360 AM outta Helena, Arkansas. Back then, it was a daytime-only station but influential far beyond range of the station's signal. The most obvious example would be the rock-radio concert series of years past, the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Meanwhile, the KFFA blues program, originally sponsored by a flour company, has even had the same host since 1951.
2. Growing up, Gold Medal was the standard, dependable as clockwork -- or as snow during an Indiana winter.
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