Friday 14 September 2018

Just A Minute

They took a boat to reach the ancient home.
The researchers took care to be still lest the weak building should collapse.
Week 72 Prompt © Flemming Beier
One room looked recently-constructed with its freshly-painted walls and concrete structure.
The brand-new room had an old clock.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
Tina was surprised to see that the clock just had a single minute-hand.
Then, a red-light and the word "EARTHQUAKE" flashed on the clock.
All the researchers ran towards the exit.
No one heard Tina screaming- "Just a minute..."

As they sped away in their boat, they could still see the dilapidated building.
There was no earthquake.
No Tina either.

100 Words story with Friday Fictioneers, #MidWeekFlash 
and ABC Wednesday - J for Just

What do you think happened next? Was Tina alive? 
Was she asking them not to panic and go or was she seeking help?
When confronted with danger, there is not a minute to lose. Should we save ourselves or others? 
Do share in the comments below.


  1. What happened to Tina? Or is that another story waiting to be told? Nicely done.

  2. Oh no! I wonder what happened to Tina? Intriguing story, Anita.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  3. Mysterious story, Anita.



  4. Intriguing Anita... tell me how it goes further

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  5. Ooo, what happened to Tina?! Great piece, and that clock photo worked perfectly. Thanks for joining.

  6. Mysterious and possibly ghostly tale of Tina.

  7. A mystery. Seems there is significance in that single hand? Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

  8. that worn-out old house has a facade full of character

  9. Interesting story. A lot of unanswered questions. Nicely done.


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