Flash Fiction: Out of Time

Damn! He is right on clock – four pm.  I knew this was coming. I knew it for a whole week but I still am no better off. It is not that I did not try. I just could not do it.

I see him approaching he will be up in another five minutes. Think. Think. I need more time. He will have what he wants if only he can give me more time. Wait a minute -Time! That’s it. I need to give him time in order for me to get it from him. My grandfather’s watch has served me well over the years – Right from my tenth birthday to this very day. Twenty long years, it has been with me. Sounds almost poetic to me – ‘What showed me the time for all these years, will buy me time today.’

I hear the knocking on the door. He has arrived. Need to make this work.

Time for time – a fair deal.


Word Count: 165

Written in response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge # 166

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Enisa. Thank you Enisa! 🙂


  1. Sad and dark depending on interpretation. Makes it interesting when there’s no thought forced on the reader. Well done.

    I recently wrote ‘the house on the hill’ which is a bit dark, I’d love feedback from you.

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  2. Very clever. I thought the stream of conscious writing worked really well but I want to know – did his solution work. You have built me up into a state of suspense akin to your character – at least he gets to answer the door, I have to sit and take time to to recover.

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