Five Sentence Fiction: Time

It creaks past on a pendulum’s whim.
It always rises, though the sand always falls.
It has been squandered, savored, beaten and busted, but never stopped.
You can rely on it to always leave you behind, to forget you, even to be the end of us all.
But its kiss is something that dare not be wasted.


My entry for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin. This week’s prompt was “Time”, something that makes fools of us all. Or was that love?  Is there even a difference?

I hope you all enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction: Time

  1. Nicely done. Perfect first line!

  2. JazzBumpa says:

    Whimsical, petulant, and a little bit enigmatic.

    I like it.


  3. Mayumi-H says:

    Your imagery just keeps getting more and more evocative with each of these challenges. That first line is great – very riddle-like – but it’s the last line that sums up life and its relation to time so well.

  4. josie2shoes says:

    I liked this a lot, it has a playful, taunting tone. Time and love are indeed twisted together, and endless.

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