THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK

 

Hourglass clock--Sandra Crook

Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook

Here we all are another week. Today we’re sitting in a virtual park where there’s an unusual clock. It has a central hourglass controlling it. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Sandra Crook. Thanks Sandra.

To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/19-february-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK By P.S. Joshi

When first their mother, then their father died the Stevens family’s huge home had to be sold.

Each grown child chose a favorite furniture piece they wanted to keep. Beatrice chose the grandfather clock.

Their father had been a man of strict schedules and the clock, with its loud bongs, assisted him.

When Beatrice had married, she and her husband bought a tick-tocking mantle clock with a musical chime.

The afternoon the ancient clock entered their home, it dominated the small hallway.

With the first vibrating bongs, Beatrice thought, “I’ll have to find a larger home for my beloved clock.”

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