Fifty Word Wednesday: Nancy

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I started a personal challenge to write a story that is exactly 50 words! Thank you, Boy with a Hat. Not that he set up a formal challenge, but it was his idea. And his writing is worth checking out. So please click the link and find out what he’s up to. If you want to begin at my beginning, click here or search in the side panel with the words, “fifty word.”

Today, I’m piggybacking on The Procrastinator’s writing prompt: Time. Plus, I got a name from the best source for names, the obituary. I grew up with a Nancy.

I thank my good friend, Diane, for suggesting I set up a formal Challenge. Almost everything she writes makes me smile. (Except when she makes me cry.) Check out her blog at “On the Border.”

Nancy glanced at her Baby Ben. Fifteen minutes fast, a trick she played to rise early from bed.  The stove clock blinked five minutes fast as she finished her coffee; the car clock, thirteen minutes ahead.

“Your appointment was yesterday,” sighed the receptionist.

“Time is an illusion,” mustered Nancy wryly.

Wednesdays are super-fun and challenging because paring down to exactly 50 words is really hard.

I never know what’s going to flow directly from my brain to my fingertips and onto the virtual page. Every week it’s a bit of a surprise.

I love finding out what you think.

Would you like to join me in for a 50-Word Wednesday Challenge? Please add your link in the comments section. I promise to pop over and read your stories. And feel free to copy this picture. Please include the caption, or add my link, into your blog, so your readers can find me.

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