Feuding Neighbors Create “Sno-Man’s” Land

During World War One – the Great War – trench warfare was the order of the day. Long muddy trenches formed the front lines of battle as bombs fell and occasional forays were launched from both sides. One-hundred years ago the combatants were dug-in and engaged in deadly fighting.  The strip of land that ran between the trenches came to be known as “No-man’s land” and was littered with corpses from both sides.

My apparently feuding neighbors, perhaps in tribute to the centennial of WWI, have created a “sno-man’s” land! Rather than just clear the snow right across each step, they seem to have decided it’s each man for himself. I can’t wait to see how they handle mowing the lawn!


In today’s Daily Prompt we are asked to write about drawing a line in the sand. It appears my neighbours have drawn a line in the snow!

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

15 thoughts on “Feuding Neighbors Create “Sno-Man’s” Land

  1. Maybe you have misunderstood. Perhaps that is a sled run?
    Nah, I think you got it right the first time.

    1. You could be right. It is Olympic time after all ….

  2. Haha that looks familiar – I used to live in Montreal, and I wondered if there was some sort of duty-sharing etiquette for shoveling the stairs. I was always fortunate enough either to live on the ground floor or have my steps underneath a balcony.

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