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Write On Wednesdays Exercise 8 – The clock winked…Write the words “The clock winked” at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Stop when the buzzer rings. Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you like, you can link it up as an extra post.
The clock winked…
Rhiannon winked back.
“One hour?” The clock asked nervously.
Rhiannon nodded. “That’s all I need. I really appreciate this.”
“It feels wrong you know.” The clock muttered. “I’ll get a bad reputation”.
“Not as bad as I will!”
She slipped down the hallway, carefully turned the doorknob and stole away into the night. Leaving the clock nervously ticking away, hoping to avoid suspicion.
It wasn’t the first time the clock had played up at the request of a lovestruck teenage girl. Being the trusted timekeeper of St Marys for many a year had seen it hold the confidences of many a young girl at the boarding house. But times had changed, and in a world of digital tv and iPhones, it knew it must keep itself out of trouble if it wanted to stay on.
It looked around, cautiously, before ever so slowly starting to wind its hands backwards.
Out on the street, a young girl, dark ringlets slipping from her raincoat’s hood, cautiously moved from streetlight to streetlight. At the last one, she snuck a diamond ring from her pocket and twirled it on her finger.