The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Nearing the end of a task,
while ordering certain
the vital achievements
of the human mind,
the Time Lords
made a minor mistake,
and the old alarm clock
beside Uncle Ben’s bed,
reliable as sin throughout
his impressively long years,
came to a halt, signaling
the end of an epoch.
Rusty and crusty
as its former owner,
a modest remnant
of the technological age,
it resides by his bed.
No mortal left on earth,
but the Time Lords have
corrected their error,
and that clock is still ticking.
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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Issue #40 of The Sirens Call – As Summer Leaves, Autumn Falls
Stories of disaster influenced by horrific intent.
Whether it be Mother Nature’s wrath or a devilish ghoul, a sprite most wicked or a stumbling fool, tell us a tale of disaster that happens as summer ends and autumn begins.
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