The Ladies of Horror
This is going to sound mad. Don’t think you’re going to surprise me with your skepticism…but I have to tell the truth—before it’s too late.
At night, in the dead time between midnight and dawn, time flies.
You are thinking, “Are you crazy? That’s the longest time ever…it plods like it is wearing steel boots.”
But I don’t mean it goes quickly. I mean it literally goes walk-about. It flies off the clocks…all the numbers scampering off to have adventures, but always back by five, when the maids begin their duties.
I’ve seen the empty clock-faces—blank white circles with useless hands. I fear the hours will stay out one night…never come home to roost respectably.
Where will we be if time has suddenly gone missing?
Fiction © Copyright Rei Sheridan Rose
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About Author Rei Sheridan Rose:
Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2, and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs.
More info on www.riewriter.com. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose