Sunday, November 8, 2020

A Brown Watch

My owner was one careless soul. One day she came to Lake Superior for a picnic. She was careful to remove me before a dip but forgot to pick me up after that. 

Time ticked away, and I saw many sunrises and sunsets. 

One evening, I felt a wet grip and realized a canine had fancied my ticking sound. He dropped me in the water when he went to fetch the ball. The waves welcomed me. I found a new home until they swept me over. 

"Hello beautiful lady, what year is it? How much time did I lose?" 


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  In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about lost time. You can write a realistic scenario or something speculative. How does lost time impact the character of your story? Bonus points if you include a 1982 brown rubber watch Go where the prompt leads! Join in the fun at Carrotranch



8 comments:

Norah Colvin said...

That's lovely, Ruchira. I like the way you told it from the watch's point of view.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Norah.

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

I love the approach of giving an inanimate object human characteristics and voice. Nicely written, my friend!

D. Avery said...

Ha! You get double double bonus points because the watch is not only included, it's the narrator! And not only that, you include the beautiful lady who found the watch, bringing us full circle back to said lady's post! Winner winner!

Gloria said...

Aw...this is my favourite one! This made me smile big!!

Ruchira Khanna said...


Thanks Bill
Thanks Avery. Winner indeed...wink wink...LOL
Thanks Gloria.

Glad you three enjoyed it.

CharliMills said...

I love the additional adventure with the dog carrying the watch to the water.

Mrityunjay Dixit said...

Very imaginative piece! Loved it :))