September Writing Prompts, Day 11 – Katabatic winds

From Putting My Feet in the Dirt (, September’s prompts are here:

And today, the prompt is “Katabatic winds”.

“A katabatic wind (named from the Greek word κατάβασις katabasis, meaning “descending”) is the technical name for a drainage wind, a wind that carries high-density air from a higher elevation down a slope under the force of gravity.”

I like the part about the “drainage wind”…reminds me of some orange politicians who shall remain nameless on this blog…

Anyway, even a katabatic wind could not have stopped this candle from playing Happy Birthday.  The candles were out, but it still played.  I put it out on our deck overnight, and it was still playing in the morning.  The only thing that stopped it was smashing apart the next day, with my bare hands!

Posted on September 11, 2019, in Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. We had to dismember ours to stop it.

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