February 7, 2011

MicroFiction: When the Clock Strikes

Thanks to Susan for hosting
Microfiction Monday
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.
Here's this week's picture, and my story below to go with it.
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Everyone rushed into their sanctuaries, animals and birds too.
Wind stopped howling.
There was an eerie silence..
for it was time for the clock to strike...
thirteen!


26 comments:

jabblog said...

I'm always waiting for the clock to strike thirteen ;-)

anthonynorth said...

It would be a scary moment.
Nice one - well thought out.

Rekha said...

Wonder what will happen then..we will never know , will we?

Jinksy said...

Goody, goody! Does this mean more hours in a day?! LOL

Doctor FTSE said...

Didn't the clocks strike thirteen in 1984? On the very first page. Eerie Micro.

John's comments said...

Run for the hills, the're coming!

Mridula said...

Thats very nice! A big twist in a small story. :D

Peggy said...

Wonder what striking the number 13 will feel like. I don't think I want to know unless it means more time for me!.
Love your header picture, welcome to MF, we love having you.
I'm following you and I can't wait to come back again!

Diane said...

Great lead in to a chiller story! Good one :O)

Dianne said...

oh!!
spooky
I love it

Sylvia K said...

Oh, the moment we all wait in fear for! What a terrific take on the pic of the day!! Have a great week!!

Sylvia

Sylvia K said...

Great take on the pic of the day! Scary thought of an extra hour! Hope your week goes well!

Sylvia

Anyes said...

It does look deserted, I was wondering why...Thank you for coming over :-)

Akelamalu said...

Unlucky for some! :0

Anyes said...

It sure looks deserted, now I know why. Thank you for visiting :-)

Jim said...

Hi Celine, this one makes me think. :)
One extra hour would be like the first day of getting into Daylight Savings Time. Now if there is a fourteen o'clock then they might need better cover than they could ever have.
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septembermom said...

I felt the anxious mood in these lines. Good job!

hope said...

With numbers that look as if they're interchangeable, that would explain a thing or two. Good one!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Very thought provoking!

Susan Fobes said...

If the clock ever strikes 13 I'm heading out of here! I don't like time or #13 :)

Susan Fobes said...

As a number 13 hater I protest-LOL!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Fabulous hook! Are you going to turn this into a full-blown novel????

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Michael G-G said...

Excellently paced. What a scenario!

Have a great week.

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool shot -that building is really nice looking!

indicaspecies said...

Thanks to each and every one of you who dropped by and left behind words to encourage me with my participation in the Microfiction first time.

It has been fun playing it, and I hope to continue to participate. Your encouragement is sincerely appreciated.

Trotter said...

Lok at that 7... ;)