This is my response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt for April 24. The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt. Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create. The photo prompt this week comes from Doug MacIlroy, another fine writer whom you all should read. Incidentally, before I realized this was his picture, I wrote a story just for him and our hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. My characters got a little out of control this week, so the following story should have something to offend everybody. Follow the links in the story to get more (and better) information on my topic. Happy Earth Day!
Snowballs in Hell
“Nazis invented global warming.”
“Seriously—it’s all a hoax. The first guy to publish papers about it was a Swedish Nazi named Svante Arrhenius.”
“Come on, you don’t really believe that.”
“Doesn’t matter what I believe. It’s true.”
“Svante Arrhenius died in 1922. He might have been an anti-Semite, but he wasn’t a Nazi. Besides, it is snowing in Hawaii in April. Just because his moral compass was off doesn’t mean he was a bad scientist.”
“Seriously? You think snow is an indicator of global warming? It’s cold. I should be sunbathing right now, not freezing my butt off.”