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Short Story Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by addieprey, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Is it Bradbury, maybe? Or Matheson? Another faint bell...
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  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh, something about Bradbury is rattling around in my brain. I really want this puzzle solved!
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    This reminds me of Silent Snow, Secret Snow. Did I already say this?
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  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh! I haven't read the story, but the synopsis on wiki sounds like it might be.
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  5. addieprey

    addieprey Well-Known Member

    It's driving me crazy too.

    Every few days I think about it, but I still have no clue where I heard it (for some reason I seem to think I heard the story being read, on the radio maybe).

    I tried searching but came up with zip.

    Thanks for thinking about this with me!
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I'm still thinking Bradbury... Now I'll have to go to the library and search tomorrow (lol)
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  7. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Orson Welles narrates it. It was an episode of Night Gallery. IF it's Silent Snow Secret Snow.
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  8. BGShepard

    BGShepard New Member

    Hello. I am a bit late replying to this thread, but I am ALSO looking for this same story! I remember reading the story while I was in elementary school so that was back in the 80's.

    Synopsis - A boy is home from school after finding out from the radio that his school has been cancelled due to a snow storm. His mother goes to work and leave him at home alone. After a while, he hears more cancellations on the radio but it is strange because they are actual buildings from within the city that he lives in. When he hears his mother's building being "cancelled", he tries to call but gets an out of order signal. He then calls his best friend who lives closer to the city and begins a conversation. At one point, the other boy goes quiet. When the first boy asks what is wrong, the other boy becomes frightened and tells the first that there are "pieces of the city that are missing". That is when the first boy hears the radio announcer say that his friend's house has been "cancelled". The line goes dead. The boy, completely frightened at this point, grabs a family photo and clutches it on his bed as he waits for the music on the radio to end.

    Does anyone know this story's name and author? I have been trying to find it, too but with no luck. Like I said, I remember my class in elementary school reading this story. That's how much of an impact it had on me as I still remember it 30 years later.
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