Timekeeper – Friday Fictioneers – 01/17/14

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. I encourage anyone who is interested to give this prompt a try. It’s a wonderful community of writers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Click here to find out more.

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100 words

Copyright – Erin Leary


Mist hung like moss in his eyes. Nick sloshed through the mud and sank deeper with each step.

A dark shadow emerged at the fence line, his body an outline of a cardboard cutout. He smoked a cigarette and looked at his watch.

“A little help please,” said Nick, his throat caked with dirt.

“You just couldn’t stay buried,” the man said. “There always Plan B.”  He watched Nick descend into murkiness.


Nick awoke with sun in his eyes, his clothes and skin clean. The man grabbed his hand through the fence. “You were a tough one to kill.”

70 thoughts on “Timekeeper – Friday Fictioneers – 01/17/14

  1. Fantastic. Only 100 words and you crafted an image and story in my head that makes me want to keep reading. Such a tease … Evil.


    1. Dear Rochelle,
      Thank you! I don’t have any back story today, but I most certainly could supply one. Maybe I will expand it. That’s the great thing about FF. I get so many ideas here.


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