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Out of Time – Friday Fictioneers

Had a little trouble getting this one going this week.ย  Thought I was going to come up totally blank but no, suddenly I knew where to go!

Thank you, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this thing through sleet and snow, through summer and winter, through the crazy time that is the holidays!

Thank you Shaktiti Sharma for making me scratch my head.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy 2017 to you all!ย  Hope it is a fabulous one for you and yours!

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Genre:ย  Suspense

Word count: 100

Out of Time

Heart pounding, lungs burning, sweat beading, she raced towards the platform, slowing her pace just enough to look at the upper quadrant on her screen.ย  Her eyes widened in shock.

She skidded to a stop. Damn!ย  Time was running out!ย  She was almost half-way through the allotted time!ย  Where was that stupid train?ย  She could not run the whole way there and still make it in time.ย  What to do?

Wonders! There was the train.ย  Jumping on, she prayed she’d make it in time.

Running the rest of the way, up the stairs, the door flew open.

“Happy New Year!!”

74 thoughts on “Out of Time – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Et bonne annรฉe a toi, Dale.
    Lots of songs this week.
    This one, Out of Time, sung by Chris Farlowe, is a Jagger/Richards composition and you can hear them on backing vocals:

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  2. Fun! The first thing I was thinking was that Bruce Willis film where he had a certain amount of time to get to certain places (Die Hard 3?).
    But yours was a fun and topical ending ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. That old time-gobbling monster, heading for the next year. You certainly succeeded in leaving me out of breath ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you were in the UK at the mercy of Southern Rail just now, it’s doubtful that you wouldn’t arrive at New Year until midsummer!

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    • Glad to leave you breathless! Was my goal. Let us just say that thankfully, ’twas an effective rail company… or at least her timing was right!

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  4. Reminded me of the time I went to Spain in 2002. It was my first time hopping the pond and I didn’t speak Spanish. My American flight was delayed gosh knows how many hours, finally took off, landed in Amsterdam and wondered if I’d make it in time. I had twenty minutes to spare. Like this character, I, too, was running like OJ through the airport. You sure bright me back a great memory of my “first time.”

    Happy New Year to you, Dale-lishus!

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