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Ten Short Stories for Children

By: Vibhu Tewary

...sound repeat again and again and you adjust how fast it ticks according to your liking, you can study with the sound which will be like a tick of the clock every second"....

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... her yearning for her tormentor’s return, of her wistful caprices for the clock to retreat to that time when she had a job as a paralegal -a time he... ...k had become her and, each day, she flipped and sizzled from the points of clocking in and clocking out. Among other stories, she had heard this one ... ... transients found out where we lived and began banging on our doors at 2 o’clock in the morning because the food pantry was closed. This is the life,... ...e every few seconds and reverberating off an empty shampoo bottle --with clocks confiscated (egg timer I don't know where) this tracks the seconds e... ...Listens to the dripping]. He removed computer and telephone long ago, clocks for whatever reason (maybe just to find out if I would comment on th...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...an early start." Dagny looked up at the kitchen's big-faced, yellow-framed clock over Tyler's head. "It's not even seven yet. I'd say that's early." S... ...e Incognita by Gracie C. McKeever 185 Kelly glanced at the bedside digital clock. The LCD glowed six a.m.. He'd been out here with the Diazes for a we... ...eeds to cool down." Kelly nodded and sat, counting the seconds on the wall clock above Camilla's head. In sixty seconds, she would be out of there too... ...eaned down and threw her arms around his neck as he glanced up at the wall clock behind her. "Going to miss me?" "Every second." Kelly touched her lip... ...in the dumps all the time. Tyler was spending so much time away from home, clocking all this OT on assignments and just pretty much ignoring you. You ... ... I said, please." "Oh ... okay, sure." Kelly slanted a look at the digital clock beside the phone. The red display clicked over to eleven p.m. just as... ...r fear. She wrapped her arms around his waist as she peeked at the bedside clock. Tyler didn't stir and Kelly kissed his bare shoulder, nuzzled her ch...

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Signature for Sunshine

By: Christine Jones

...ashing up the afternoon tea dishes. Chris kept a close eye on the digital clock sitting on a shelf above the crowded notice board of children’s draw... ...girl. You know who’ll come off second best.” Bill saw Chris glance at the clock. Three twenty five, this was her cue to make tracks. “Back soon Pop.... ...e soon changed, trying to convince herself that he was only attempting to clock up brownie points. How heroic he would look to Bill, Paul, and Sandy... ... up his knife and fork and began eating. Though feeling animated, he soon clocked it up as another break through. Seeing the funny side, it was also... ...or the occasion, having even cleaned his Ute, inside and out. The sense of clocking up another victory had left Rick; having come so far without gett... ...ith one swipe, she cleared the top of the dressing table; the glass-domed clock hit him in the knee. Grasping her wrist, he did haul her into his ar... ...in the kitchen. “I wouldn’t have worried about it, but it’s also my alarm clock.” The candle flickering on the mantelpiece implied he hadn’t got Chr... ... the idea, she raced to get dressed with intensions of catching the ten o’clock bus into town. Decked out in modern furnishings, Paul’s office had th...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...er roasting in a bonfire. He heard voices of he and his sister counting 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock rock. 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock, twelve o'clock ... ...n period linked with reverberating melancholic Buddhist melodies. Toward 6 o'clock, he was still there--and for his excesses his underwear was stolen ... ... pillow she leaned toward the end table with the idea of picking up an alarm clock to look at the time when she saw a handkerchief belonging to one of... ... am a female," she told herself, "but I'm no lowly woman." She picked up the clock. It was 3:00 in the morning. She told herself that if a client was... ...ghts and at another time like twirling maelstroms of dirt and trash flicking clockwise or counter-clockwise according to the caprice of winds. Each t... ...re in all human pursuits. He walked around the living room. He looked at the clock. It was now 5:30. He stared out of the window onto the traffic of S... ...piqued shadow, the cast away reunited with she who cast him out, leaving the clock and going into the yard to waste some time; the hunting of birds wi... ...e kitchen to again watch the incessantly slow turn of the second hand of the clock; still no sounds from above so deciding to burn bacon and to turn d... ...replace dying cells was a collection that was the body. She listened to the clock. It too was an ephemeral device that seemed to hum as incessantly ...

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Aus Com

By: Christine Jones

...only an hour into a code yellow." Atlas glanced up at the antique digital clock on the wall, calculating the time left before running a code red. "W... ... one wore watches in the complex; the old station and platform electronic clocks were synchronised and displayed the time for all to see. If his mem... ... arrogant and 101 needlessly treading on toes. "We're working around the clock as it is." Shaun's eyes remained fixed on David. "Then we need to ta... ...uth. With thoughts of consequences, his steps hastened. Manned around the clock, the on duty shift of four sat at the console within the radio room.... ...plex and with her mother when Patricia was alive. In all the years, she'd clocked up twenty-three days in what she referred to, as time out. To subs... ... charge?" He hoped the Techtronic was battle ready. Stephen looked at the clock above the service area. "Almost two hours now." Stephen slightly smi... ... quarters with several bunk beds. Evidently, people had worked around the clock and he 178 questioned to their whereabouts. Undisturbed, he sat, fo...

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Died and Moved In

By: Christine Jones

...ye dog that can’t talk. The Ute travels past my kitchen window; we’re both clocking thirty- Ks as I head for the lounge room. There’s no shelter at th... ...ming the other way. I’d made their day; informing they had made the six o’clock news. Five minutes of fame, what a way to go. Thrilled, Steven wanted... ...t and put the parts all over the house as a reminder never to buy another clock. “It’s all right,” Michael whispers. “Just let it out.” His tone is m... ...weird communication. Stretching out my hand, I set the alarm on my digital clock. Reaching down, turn off the electric blanket. Straightening the top... ...waking him with their hymns. Yes, it is that early and I need a new alarm clock. I had this mad idea; if I started early, I could get the sheep done ... ...u’ll be doing us both a favour.” I put down the receiver. Ali is smiling, clocking one up for me whilst Michael puts water into the mugs. “I take it... ..., giving in. My brother’s right you know; if Michael does a runner, I can clock it up as a learning experience and get on with life. I can cope with... ... one of those shitty nights where your body feels like it’s done the life clock ten times over yet your brain is still on a marathon. The caffeine a... ...ffeine addiction got the better of me and even though my eyeballs saw the clock and told brain I’m nuts, body and soul are in the kitchen. With the ...

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The Snakelex Report

By: Christine Jones

...ation, Darcy ran her fingers through short mousy hair whilst watching the clock on the mantelpiece above the slow combustion stove. Nine-thirty and ... ...d themselves for what was to come. Philip and Stella had been watching the clock awaiting the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sully. The couple showed... ... Sullys were following a timetable and nothing would divert them from the clock. By the end of the afternoon, Stella felt exceptionally uneasy and a... ...bar, his attention was drawn to Anne, who put on her coat, glanced at the clock and told her husband she was going for a walk. “Where are you going?”...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...had so transpired that during the very second class of the day, the lecturer (teacher), suspending the lesson, announced that it was going to be 11 o’clock in a while; therefore , the class will stand up and observe two-minute silence to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. By this time, the turn to the left for entering the bazaar had been reached, the Professor stopp...

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

By: Manohar Asija

...had so transpired that during the very second class of the day, the lecturer (teacher), suspending the lesson, announced that it was going to be 11 o’clock in a while; therefore , the class will stand up and observe two-minute silence to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. By this time, the turn to the left for entering the bazaar had been reached, the Professor stopp...

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Jarek

By: Rigby Taylor

...d nothing that could be used as clothing for the eight-kilometre walk home. The bastards had taken everything, even his sandals! It was about nine o’clock, so as the only road home crossed the bridge in the centre of town he’d have to wait at least three hours for the streets to be quiet enough to risk it. A slow smile softened his face and he relaxed. It felt as if he’d ...

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Paradoxist Distiches

By: Florentin Smarandache

..._____ 28 THE ARGUMENT ___ 28 PARAPSYCHOLOGY 28 NAIL ON NAIL ______ 28 VIGILANCE ________ 28 ORDER ____________ 28 PATOMIME ________ 28 CUCKOO CLOCK (I) _ 29 CUCKOO CLOCK (II) 29 AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS ______________ 29 APHORISM _________ 29 DISGUST ___________ 29 CLASSIC ___________ 29 HEROISM __________ 29 BAGATELLE _______ 29 PRODUCER ________ 30 INTRODUCT...

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