Tick Tock

Happy Friday, Readers! Welcome to the last Friday Fictioneers of 2016. Can you believe it? Thank you so much to Rochelle for continuing to host this weekly prompt, and to the many people who contribute photos, particularly Shaktiki Sharma, who submitted this week’s photo!

Enjoy! (even if it is a little dark)

Copyright: Shaktiki Sharma
Copyright: Shaktiki Sharma

Tick Tock

Time is a funny thing. Everyone was always running out of it, and no one knew this better than Muerta, whose curse was to see everyone’s time run out. Everyone’s except her own. Tick tock, tick tock.

“Hola, niña.”

Muerta stopped mid-step and slowly turned towards a man peeling himself from the shadows of the wall. Tick tock, tick tock. She said nothing as he stepped closer. “What are you looking for, niña bonita?”

The ticking slowed. “I look for nothing,” she said. A vision of a gun shot to his chest flashed before her eyes. “But I see everything.”

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6 thoughts on “Tick Tock

  1. HI Miss T!
    Very dark, very atmospheric this week, I was right there outside the club. It feels like this is the prologue to a much longer story – who is Muerta and why was she cursed? Will she try to beat the curse? Has she before?
    So many questions – a sign of good writing.
    Happy 2017 🙂

    1. Thank you! Yes, I was imagining a lot more than just this little snippet. Muerta is dark and complicated. I think she definitely struggles with her curse and has sought an escape, or at least the reason why she is what she is. I think she’s on a journey right now…to find out and maybe get rid of this curse. Perhaps I’ll revisit her story again soon.
      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy 2017 to you too!

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