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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 Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...s by his side, divergent. I thrust into my bulging pocket a ball of ruby paper. There is a clock in here that ticks the seconds. They used to sound... ... our shadows at each other. A tiny wooden bird sprang forth, recounting time from a cuckoo clock my father gifted to my grandparents. Still silent... ...e, straddling the edge of a recliner. Thus, they circled one another wearyingly. A longcase clock ticked minutes and then hours before my aunt got u... ... Eli taught me and donned a jacket. Bathed in a springtime sun, I headed towards the flower clock near the marina by the lake. It ticked away its sc... ... the Poet by Sam Vaknin Read the Hebrew original. The poet succumbed at eight o'clock AM. Five minutes prior to his death, he made use o... ...es, and trotting towards the rumbling, cornered appliance. The following morning, at six o'clock, the warden bawled our names, marking those presen... ...ed note to the baffled waitress and we went to my place to fuck. In the silence after (the clocks ticking louder that usual), Jezebel lit a smoke a... ...he of amputated innocence. You, the stirrings of a curtain, dust settling on sepia cukoo clocks covers obscuring. Perhaps one day you will becom...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...ife, say “hi” to the boys, and collapse into bed. He looked at the large digital clock at the front of the coach. It read 19:17. Towards the back ... ...it had been a while since he’d seen one that rotten. He cast a quick look at the clock: 19:28. It had been a long day. He had arrived at South Ealin... ...incident. There are no private rooms available and Philip is receiving round-the-clock care.” “You seem unable to answer a simple question, Doctor. ... ...ed by the hospital and the police, and we are expecting another update at five o’clock. The police are still refusing to confirm or deny the stories... ... a borderline-illegal plan that she was putting into operation today. At five o’clock exactly, in the late afternoon sunshine, Chief Superintendent... ...ncomfortable thoughts about the oddest of people? It was 01:39, according to the clock on her mobile phone – or her lifeline, as she was beginning t... ...ent Valley General at 6.30am. Her first broadcast wasn’t scheduled until eight o’clock, but Tommy – wonderful Tommy – had texted her at five o’clock... ...ommy. He explained that all hell had broken loose in the night. “At about two o’clock this morning, the fire alarms start going off. Somehow, five ... ...e’ll update you with the latest developments from Brent Valley General at nine o’clock. Back to Rebecca in the studio.” Seconds later Harden was at...

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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...ress cool, long vacated. God, what time was it! She glanced at the bedside clock/radio, the LED reading not nearly enough to alarm her. Why is he up s... ......" Then again, maybe he had. Therese glanced at the towering grandfather clock in a far corner of the room and confirmed this notion when she saw th... ... were underway and amidst in his homeland and around the world. Around-the-clock news. History and current events. The Holocaust and ethnic cleansing.... ...taking you for a walk at..." She squinted at the illuminated digits of her clock radio across the room. "Marsh! It's after one. What is your prob—" So... ...e ya in the morning." She thought twice of warning him about her new alarm clock, finally decided against it. Let him get first-hand experience. She g... ...he one about the wise man traveling in the desert." Therese glanced at the clock above the china cabinet, noticed the early hour—earlier by an hour th... ... catch a shower, maybe brush the old chompers." She glanced at the kitchen clock and shook her head as she left his side, mumbling, "I cannot believe ... ...essing the rest will soon follow." Therese turned to glance at her bedside clock, nodding as she dabbed her eyes before turning back to Justice. "Can'... ... C. McKeever 308 Therese glanced over a shoulder at the LED readout on her clock/radio, registered an end to the stillness very soon as she thought of...

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I'Ll Do Anything

By: Chrystal Kincaid

...o remain relaxed and suave looking. “I’ll come by here again around five o’clock, okay?” “Sure.” Julia nodded and sat behind her desk. She pulled... ... 39 Chapter Seven Cade pulled at his tie and glanced at the clock on his computer screen. It was barely two in the afternoon and it... ...ter, the chug of the ancient cooler mixed with the loud ticking of the wall clock. She cringed. It was after four. She would be late picking Laura... ... 56 lids. She drew away and blinked at the alarm clock. 6:45 a.m. With a groan, she dropped her head onto the pillow. ... ...bowl from the cupboard over the sink. The phone rang and she looked at the clock on the microwave. “That’s Aunt Paige,” Julia announced, reaching... ... The phone rang shrill in the darkness. Cade stirred then glanced at the clock. Three a.m. Nothing good ever came from a phone call at three in... ...p.” “Don’t you ever sleep?” Julia groaned and rolled her eyes. “It’s six o’clock on a Sunday morning. If you woke Laura up, I’m going to kill you.... ...his morning?” “Yeah. It’s awful.” Julia rubbed her eyes and looked at the clock. It was already seven. She’d only slept a little over thirty min... ...ake for another hour anticipating the day to come. ***** By seven o’clock the next evening, Julia was exhausted. She dragged herself into Pa...

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In the Outback with Jasmine Banks

By: Ronit Baras

...d. “No, I think his battery’s is quite all right,” she answered. At 10 o’clock, she managed to figure everything out when a fax from the hotel came... ...l and Jason’s room for the night. When she realized Jay wasn’t on the 2 o’clock flight, she cancelled all of Mark’s meetings for the day. He had be...

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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

... for whom your services are required. You will groom him promptly at five o’clock each evening, while the hands from the stables are caring for your... ...ot close, but he made such kind gestures from time to time. I glanced at the clock: it was nearly time for me to be in the stable to warm up the hors... ...“Erik does not make promises lightly, dear.” She then looked up at my mantel clock. “I must be away. I’m sure Jammes will take me with her in the b... ...ing in June, stating that Zareh and Antoinette would collect me at eleven o’clock on the following Saturday morning for the drive to Montfermeil-sur... ... drive to Montfermeil-sur-Mer. His composition would be performed at two o’clock that afternoon. I was consumed with curiosity about Erik’s work, a... ...” I agreed to the plan, asking to be taken to London Hospital around three o’clock the next day. That would allow for a pleasant visit with my new a...

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The Curse of Kali

By: Audrey Blankenhagen

...ommemorated the hapless British victims of the ‘Black Hole’, the tragedy that occurred at eight o’clock on the night of June Twentieth, 1756, after ... ...t us? Tell me something about him and his family, Gavin.’ ‘I have ordered our carriage for six o’clock to-morrow evening. This banquet is a twofold...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... life), so Kazem in darkness came to his startled awakenings with an alarm clock as well as the alarm of and in his own brain that yearned for sustena... ...limbing over a mountain range. She would not only glance up at the kitchen clock but also the window as if expecting the snow to be melted and birds s...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...e dying. What do I do to you? What would be appropriate?” she asked, then clocked him in the temple using the gun. He fell over, looking up at her. ... ... lef leg. “That would do it. I don’t see anyone coming yet.” “ At our 9 o’clock, there’re two people conversing who think they’re hidden. These guys... ...oldier apparently. I don’t need to sleep much. My body works on a 48 hour clock, not 24 like everyone else’s. I can be up for a week before I start ...

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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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The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe

By: Ms. Victoria Jane Ward

...Wine o’clock – Best night ever again until it no longer was. Sod off James – the millstone around my neck – was the general consensus amongst mi mates and it didn’t take much coercing for me to adopt their way of thinking (well dei...

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The Dalian Panoptic

By: Valentino

...s, forms, beings, things, space, time and destinations, that my will governed, and all in only one point. I was almighty! Time laid dead in a languid clock over an infinite horizon, populated with floating mountains. There was Lucrecia, radiant, waiting my resolution...

...s, forms, beings, things, space, time and destinations, that my will governed, and all in only one point. I was almighty! Time laid dead in a languid clock over an infinite horizon, populated with floating mountains. There was Lucrecia, radiant, waiting my resolution...

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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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The Crack in the Bomb : A Novel

By: Alexander Michael Schaffer
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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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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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An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

By: Steven David Justin Sills

..., cognizance seemed as the jammed teethed gears and wheels of a mechanical clock--it seemed so...as tired as he was everything merely seemed. In his l... ... reefs, whether sleep was formed of waves at all, and whether, as a jammed clock, it jammed so that something in the subconscious more worthy than a r... ... to Laos. Sentience had its limitations; so why sleep seemed like a jammed clock for a few seconds, a wave for a few more, and then an edge of a cliff... ...concept erroneously believed as fully real and tangible because of all the clocks and calendars, made to measure mortality, and things known to have a... ...something less real than awakened perceptions. Sleep was this remote alter-clock, this remote function of the brain deemed as less real and less cogni... ...xated on these rotating blades dicing the air the way the second hand of a clock seemed to suggest the dicing of a man's life incrementally. Due to th...

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

...turned to Theo like a cold breeze sweeping down his spine. The electronic clock at the front of the bus read 11 p.m. Rain pattered against the windo... ...s he answered, a big smile spread across his ugly chops. ‘Oh yes? Seven o’clock it is, then. A blue suit? Good idea. See you backstage.’ Bun- sen tur... ...ame to a standstill. A silence fell in the cities as computers jammed and clocks stopped. Lions in the savannah lost the desire to hunt and their pr...

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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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The Soul Bearer

By: Jonathan Cross

... grand potlach ceremonies) fired his passion and excitement. It was almost 5 o'clock when he entered the museum. The last of the visitors were stra... ... before began to grip him in a vice of fear. What a dream he thought. A ship's clock on the mantle read six-thirty. Clumsily, he rose from the chai... ...s, not to mention what he's done to at least a dozen other countries. " An owl clock on the desk chimed. "It's nine o'clock. I've got to open the m... ...o himself. Concealed inside the house, they heard only the ticking of a nearby clock. Motionless, they waited for their eyes to adjust to the darkn... ...dorning the marble top. Sweeping the foyer to the right, he spied a grandfather clock standing guard next to a set of dark double doors with matchin... ...several seconds. Nothing unusual, only the incessant ticking of the grandfather clock. Taranto checked his watch: 3:38 am. He estimated that the clo... ... suit, and a couple of dress shirts in a mirrored closet. It was nearly seven o'clock and, feeling hungry, he picked up the room service menu. Afte... ... still fully dressed. He The Soul Bearer as checked his watch: almost seven o'clock. He began to dwell on some of his thoughts from the night befo... ...tant. The young woman picked up the phone and spoke softly into it, "Your ten o'clock is here." Richard glanced at his watch. Shit, he was five minu...

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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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French Natural Remedies & Recipes from Beautiful Tasmania

By: Christiane Guise

...es dances on the wall. Time to read or write, to knit or crochet; and at four o’clock, time to take a nice cup of Winter delight tea with honey or j...

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When Serpents Die

By: Gerrie Ferris

...ot calling with bad news, are you?” “’Fraid so.” “What’s wrong?” Her mind clocked back to the auction. They’d spoken of his estranged wife... ...**** After downing the rest of the bourbon, Hannah began. “I got home at three o’clock this afternoon. It was cold, Laura Kate, so cold, for Dec... ...efore the judge, who said, “Here’s what we’re going to do. We’ll recess until one o’clock. Opening statements then. Do you plan to make an opening... ...Fortunately, Ben was on his feet calling the next witness and Farnham glared at the clock. Gerrie Ferris 74 Chapter Fourteen Con... ...Brewster, “I’ll see them.” She reminded herself that Jack Rhodes was due at eight o’clock. In the drawing room, Johnelle looked annoyed th... ...ook pity on me.” “Sorry to keep you waiting,” she said. It was well past eight o’clock. She went to the drinks cart to pour Glenfiddich over ice...

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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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Essays

By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

...live is worth the money we pay for it. I was borne betweene eleven of the clocke and noone, the last of Februarie 1 533, according to our computatio... ...s alongst the river Hyspanis, that live but one day; she whieh dies at 8 o'clocke in the morning, dies in her youth, and she that dies at 5 in the af... ...who shall allaye Wine-fire with water, at whose house to holde At what a-clock I may be kept from colde. Even as the Lacedemonian valour had need... ...ntaigne's Essays it to rise, to goe to bed, or to my meales. Seaven of the clocke in the morning is to me an early houre; And where I may command, I ...

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Crossroads

By: Ms. Mrs. Winifred Henry; Adinas Henry

...y painted green and cream walls, at times, reaching out, in mythical movements, towards the well baked off-white of the ceiling. A loud ticking alarm clock, from its place of importance on the mantle-piece, disturbed the silence of the room, acting like a hypnotist’s metronome on the man sleeping in the deep old fashioned arm chair. Singed hair tumbled boyishly about his o...

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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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