I’ve finally returned to the much-loved Visual Dare challenge, after a period away from blogging due to a short story I’m editing. This week truly excited me, and I ended up writing 277 words! Unfortunately, the challenge requires 150 words or less, and it was torture chopping it down to an exact 150 words. It really fired up my imagination!
“What’s with all the clocks?” the man said. His voice sounded unnecessarily confrontational.
“Don’t you think they’re beautiful?” she asked.
Tick-tick-tock, one of the clocks stuttered approvingly.
“It’s just stuff, like everything else,” the man said with a shrug.
“I don’t have possessions,” the man continued, “No point.”
“Why, may I ask, is there no point?”
“Gotta keep moving,” he said, “Things bog you down. Ornaments, books, People…”
He nodded, grinning.
The man pulled a watch from the pile, and dangled it before his eyes.
“You’re gonna have a hard job cartin’ all this stuff around,” he muttered.
“I know,” she replied, “But I’m not leaving any time soon.”
“Why not? You gotta keep moving!”
She motioned to her collection of clocks and watches.
“I’ve got all the time in the world,” she said, beaming.