‘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.’

‘Ah…’

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 four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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