Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Wink of Fiction-


Tick-Tock
Nothing Good Happens at 3:00 a.m.

She rolled over, hearing a familiar hum. The digital alarm clock read 3:00. Darkness swarmed around her as she crept down the hall. The chaotic buzz stemming from the kitchen grew louder. On the granite counter, the empty blender whizzed. She unplugged the appliance. Light blared in from every window, blinding her. She froze. Her heart in her throat, she choked. The memories flooded back to her. It was time, again. Held captive by fear, she waited for the magnetic pull, and like clockwork, it arrived. In an instant, she disappeared. Time stopped. The digital numbers on the microwave read 3:01, only upon her return, would time continue. Everything would be as it was before, all except for the scar branded on her withering soul.

9 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!!! That was very nice. Will we get the pleasure of seeing this in some wonderful novel?

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  2. Thanks, Angela! A "wink of fiction" is an idea that's been floating around in my crowded brain for some time. Often, quick stories pop into my mind, I get completely absorbed, momentarily, and then as quick as it arrived, the idea gets back-logged.

    A "wink" is somewhat of a glimpse, a hint, if you will, of a story. I'd like to make this a weekly activity on my blog. Maybe even turn it into a contest for other writers to post their random winks.

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  3. This is a great idea! It's also a good way to purge the brain of those brief ideas/concepts that we don't have time to make into a full-fledged story while working on another WIP. I like it!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, Faith! Ah, a brain purge, that's a great description of how it feels! I'll work on the idea of this and let my followers know soon. I'd love to have people post their fiction winks here!

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  5. Yikes! Sounds like she's in a bad situation! Very nice!

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  6. Yes, she is, Susanna! Thanks for your comment. :)

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  7. Candy, good one! I have kitchen nightmares sometimes too.

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  8. That's funny, Catherine. Are they nightmares about kitchen mishaps or aliens / poltergeists turning on your appliances?

    Had I been the character above, I would've hidden under my covers.

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  9. Nice - wanted to read more. I like the idea of a 'wink of fiction'.
    I’m delighted to award you The Versatile Blogger Award: http://clairehennessy.blogspot.com/
    Have a great day :)

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