Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #30

I am so glad Roger has resurrected this challenge as it was one of my favourites.

Was it only yesterday they met? It seemed like a lifetime ago.
He’d asked her to meet him here at 4 o’clock, but there was no sign of her.
He looked at his watch and again at the clock above him.
Four minutes to four.
Funny, it was four minutes to four a little while ago.
Or so he thought.
He shook his wrist, then put the watch to his ear.
There was no second hand on the clock face, and as he waited anxiously, everyone around him had a place to be, going somewhere.
He saw a hand rise in his peripheral vision.
She was here!
He ran towards her, elated, with his arms outstretched.
A screech of brakes and a dull thud, followed by screams.
They were his.
She lay in the street motionless and bloodied as the clock ticked forward one minute.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #30

  1. Sadje says:

    Very well written. The agony of waiting seems timeless.

  2. Michael says:

    And the lesson is? Don’t meet anyone at 4 o’clock on a busy street? Good yarn Di.

  3. rogershipp says:

    I was sure HE was the one the bus was heading for? Enjoyed. Thanks for participating this week.

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