Written for the Primeval 100 challenge 91 - Water, Water, Everywhere
Title: Lesser of Two Evils
Challenge: Water, water, everywhere...
Word count: 100
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Abby scraped snow away from the entrance of her snow-hole with numb hands. It was almost tempting to let it become blocked, just to keep the howling blizzard at bay, but the risk of suffocating was too great.
Her throat felt raw, and her lips were painfully cracked. The thirst was almost overwhelming.
Snow was water, right? Except, apparently, eating frozen snow wasted more energy than it provided.
Abby was determined to conserve her energy, to remain alive and alert for when the anomaly returned.
She stared bleakly out at the endless white, and licked her lips again.