‘Here we are.’

‘Are you sure this is a new motel. It feels the same.’

‘There’s no ashtray.’

‘Small mercies. I’m losing track of time.’

‘You’ve never cared about time.’

‘Very Einstein, Morgan. What’s that even mean?’

‘You’re never on time.’

‘I’ve never missed a plane.’

‘What about that old brown watch? It was always fast.’

‘It meant I knew I had more time than I thought I did. What about you? Your watch never even went.’

‘At least it was right twice a day.’

‘Which is more than could be said for its owner.’

‘It was dad’s.’


This week’s #carrotranch prompt is

November 5, 2020, prompt: 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!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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7 Responses to

  1. Excellent, Geoff.

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  2. Erika says:

    Very good… ah!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charli Mills says:

    All cheap motels look the same give or take an ashtray. Nice philosophizing over time between these two.

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