The Mystery of the Ice Circles


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Ice covered some but not all of the Lake. Some patches were completely frozen, other areas rippled freely as though they were in a totally different and warmer climate. But the mystery came in the patches within the ice. Circles unfrozen, randomly spaced… pockets of warm within icy icy cold?

Posted for Six Word Saturday… in fifty words…

20 responses to “The Mystery of the Ice Circles”

  1. ladysighs avatar

    I searched for “ice circles”. A little different than you described … but an interesting phenomenon.

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    1. Tom avatar

      They are interesting, Ladysighs… they seem to be the opposite of what I’m writing about here! 🙂

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      1. ladysighs avatar

        Always two sides to a story. 🙂

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        1. Tom avatar

          Indeed… and all avenues need exploring! 😀

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          1. ladysighs avatar

            I never read anything longer than 6 words in 50 words anyway.

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            1. Tom avatar

              🤣 Really, the title should say it all anyway! 😊

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  2. bcparkison avatar

    Interesting…Nature is not always understood.

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    1. Tom avatar

      True… there’s always something that makes us stop and think…

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  3. CMStewart avatar

    Your inverse ice circles inspire me to write a flash (frozen) fiction piece! I will link it back here on Sunday (if you don’t mind)! 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Please feel free, CM… glad to provide inspiration! 🙂

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        1. Tom avatar

          I thought I’d possibly like the aquarats, but I’m not so sure now. You’ve made me move my half-eaten leftovers from the door here though, CM! Mutant rats… 🐀 🐀 🐀 good one, CM.

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  4. sustainabilitea avatar

    Aliens? Related to crop circles? 🙂

    janet

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    1. Tom avatar

      Could be aliens, Janet… although I have a feeling these circles may have come from below, rather than above (now that’s a cool twist on this week’s One Word Sunday prompt! 😀 )

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  5. Chris Hall avatar

    Janet’s suggestion was what was thinking, Tom. There might be aquatic aliens living at the bottom of the lake. Maybe there’s an underground tunnel leading from some else? Oh, golly, the possibilities… 🤔😉

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    1. CMStewart avatar

      Or there might be aquatic rats… aquarats…

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      1. Tom avatar

        Aquarats… my spellchecker thinks I was typing Aquarius! Could be, CM!

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    2. Tom avatar

      Anything’s possible when it comes to the Lake, Chris. I keep an open mind! 😊

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  6. Eugi avatar

    Nature has her ways to amuse.

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    1. Tom avatar

      She does, Eugenia… she likes to make us wonder!

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