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She looked at Hiroshi the way his daughter used to when they were on speaking terms. It was hard to say no then and it was harder now. She reminded him so much of his daughter. His heart staggered a bit, he missed her so much.
“Okay Janna. We’ll go in the morning but I don’t think we’ll find anything.”
In the wee hours of the morning giddy skiers and snowboarders lined up at the gondola. Sleep came in fits and starts for the blurry-eyed crowd as snowflakes reflected off headlights and covered up the slush Whistler streets. Life has taken on a single-minded purpose for those in the lineup. It’s not rational or understandable to the outsider. A 30 centimetre blanket of snow fell through the night, creating powder fever.
Janna’s fever had little to do with powder but her life now had a single purpose. She looked at the snow clinging to the trees and it made her feel hopeful. Gammy always said that every snowfall wiped the slate clean.
Still she hoped it wasn’t too clean and that Joffre would point to something. Janna couldn’t hear anything above the thwack of the helicopter. The tears came again but this time Janna wiped them away as the site of Chuck’s murder came into view.
This is the fourth year for the Whistler Collective Novel Experiment, a literary collaboration of local writers put on by the Whistler Writers’ Group, the Vicious Circle. Each week the Pique will publish the next chapter of the collective novel and all of the completed chapters will be posted online at www.piquenewsmagazine.com/collectivenovel/.
Kim Thompson is an up-town gal with downtown
sensibilities. Her astrological sign is the double thumbs up and she is at home
in the Spud Valley. Kim is a section editor for the Whistler Question, which is
pretty awesome because that means she writes about the best place on earth –
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