The Timer: A 52 Word Microstory

He heard the clicking of the footsteps as if they were a drum pounding the pavement. It was behind him, dressed in a black trench coat and a scarred face. It never spoke a word to him, but he knew.

The timer had started on the rest of his life.

Click.

Click.

© Jade M. Wong 2017


Written for Sacha Black’s Writespiration #97, which is kicking off the new year with a microfiction challenge. 

Bonus! This microstory is a companion piece to two previously written stories: The Halfway Point, and Eleven-Twenty Nine

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17 thoughts on “The Timer: A 52 Word Microstory

  1. each time a click goes his heart skips a beat, how many beats does he have before it all runs out? You story got me thinking how many clicks we have before we are all dust. good writing Jade my friend!

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    1. I’m glad the story got you thinking that, because I think we should be reminded every now and then to make the most of our lives and the time we have left. How many beats do we all have left, Gina?

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