Time was not something Elise had. She had cut her bucket list down, and found herself at the end of it. She sighed, long and powerful, before leaping from the bridge. For that one moment between time and space, she hoped that the bungee cord would break, ending her life on her terms, not cancer’s. It held firm bringing her a last delight in the twilight of her life.

This week’s offering was: Time.

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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8 thoughts on “Time”

  1. lisashambrook says:

    Your last sentence is delightful! Lovely piece Sam!

    1. SAM says:

      Thank you, Lisa!

  2. josie2shoes says:

    This was great! Sparsely worded with a great ending, turning the dark tone of death impending into the joyful experience of the momemt. For whatever reasons each of us possesses, all of us must live in the moment if we are to be able to say we truly lived!

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, Josie. I appreciate your stopping in and commenting!

  3. Eric Storch says:

    “She would cut her bucket list down” – I think “she had” works better.
    I think most people would like to end their lives on their own terms, which is why this short piece resonates so well. Nice job!

    1. SAM says:

      Yes, it’s supposed to be she had. Dumb grammar check…

  4. Carrie says:

    I agree with Eric about your word choice in that one line. It’s the only place I was held up.

    Otherwise, short sweet and effective 🙂

    1. SAM says:

      That was my spell/grammer checker. I haven’t had a chance to fix.

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