Time Machine I looked over to the clock as it struck its unknown hour, the four handed grandmother clock worked its incalculable rhythm, and striking a time no human truly knows. I sat fixated by the smooth deep red wood and watched the ornate hands move at one moment in unison and at another independently. The numbers, for want of a better term, are strange mystic symbols, some ancient and abundant in the archaeological record others unknown except for a few that when looking to the sky see not the stars but the darkness between, and its everlasting beckoning call.Time Machine3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The clock stroke once more and I glanced at my pocket watch; I’d been watching the movement of the device in the corner of my study for over an hour yet only a moment had passed. After this chime there was a change, a subtle one, something different. There was a subdued hiss as if gas was released under pressure. I glanced
Delirium Worldbuilding: Waking to NightmareHe stared at his reflection in the darkness and unconsciously muttered a curse. The fright faded away, leaving a small smile of amusement in its place. He even scared himself sometimes.Delirium Worldbuilding: Waking to Nightmare1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There was a small rustling to his right, where a pink bed and several stuffed creatures were, all various shades of rose. The small girl that was sleeping there had turned over, her face pale in the light of a princess night light. Her eyes flickered behind her eyelids with nightmares, a small moan escaping. He stilled and watched, barely breathing. If she woke, it might ruin everything. Why did his body refuse to move, to simply slip away and close the door?
The girl gasped, blue eyes fluttering open. He could hear her breath coming in short, panicked bursts, slowing down as the nightmare faded from reality. It was several moments before she spotted him there in the doorway, a curious look written on his mask. She sat up, clutching her blankets, too frightened to scream.
Breaking from his indecision, h