Timely Dilemma

A Journey Called Life Clock

Her clock is uncanny.

It does not stop after finding time-stamps on all eternal promises, and on animated blemishes caused by dead wounds. 

It stops when she seeks answers that faded into a thousand light-years, locked with shattered lies and amnesic anticipations.


42 words, inspired by Yeah Write #159 the gargleblaster challengeHave all your clocks stopped?”


Thank you, Yeah Write!


Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

32 thoughts on “Timely Dilemma”

  1. Ha ha ha! Thank you. 🙂 I finally could participate even though I slept 2 hours less on Sunday night. I missed submissions earlier. Hope to be regular from now. tumi likho ar khub garom porechhe toh; khub shabdhane theko. 🙂 aami khub khushi tomar bhalo legechhe shune :`)

  2. You are welcome-tomar lekha ta amar dik theke thumbs up peyeche-mane bujhle to-jeta ekhon Indai te hocche ;-)Asha kori tumi jitbe :-)U tc too,love

  3. Thank you, Christine, for reading and for creating this great challenge. Yes, sadly eternal promises come with time-stamps. Such is life.

  4. This is a fabulous phrase: “time-stamps on all eternal promises.” Nice job with the prompt! Thanks for linking up.

  5. Thank you, Joanne, for reading and your comment. I felt that anticipations are mostly amnesic yet we don’t stop believing in them. 🙂

  6. Luckily I had a photograph to go with the words I chose. Thank you, Gina, for the visit and your words. Yes, those amnesic waits always forget their ways to return.:)

  7. Love that picture and your word choices. Very intricate. That amnesia trick. Yes, memory is a funny thing! Great job!

  8. I agree with you, Kir. Thank you for the visit and the comment.I loved writing a few words about that uncanny and perfect clock. Expressing in 42 words was challenging, I remembered Trifecta and how last time I wrapped my thoughts in 33 words. No matter how many words I have they always seem less.

  9. Yes, some answers are lost far or hidden beneath unexciting questions that we selectively forget. Yet some of us keep trying to locate those answers everywhere. Thank you for the visit and sharing your thoughts.

  10. I like to think every woman’s clock is uncanny and unmistakable.
    wonderful wording to take on the prompt.

  11. Archita, that’s a mesmerizing read, hit all my sleeping clocks. You play with words so well and so thoughtfully

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