Time Pieces

She smashed the clocks,

Flung the watches off the dock,

Determined to outwit time.

She covered the windows

So day became night;

Not a ray of sunshine

Found its way inside.

Prowling the quiet halls,

She owned the darkness;

Her face remained unlined,

Her body graceful as a child’s,

As everyone she knew died.

Eventually, her house crumbled,

The walls collapsing to dust,

And she stood alone in the rain.

A new world sputtered to life,

Full of hollow fluttering things,

And she became its cursed ruler.

She stared at the silent lake,

That graveyard of timepieces,

And knew a different kind of chain.

Perhaps she had made a mistake.

~*~

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge

9 responses to “Time Pieces

  1. A great take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is really good Paula, I like it a lot! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This was really good, Paula! Thanks for participating.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wonderful! Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

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