Drabble Day – Hourglass


Today is day one of Camp NaNoWriMo which means that I will hopefully be writing a whole lot this month. It’s all a big time management thing. 😉
I did manage to write a drabble for today’s theme and will hopefully catch up on the others soon. Along with the reading and commenting of course.

 Remember how it works?

  • Read the prompt and find your angle.
  • Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
  • Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
  • In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.

Today’s prompt is: Hourglass!
And the extra challenge for points no one keeps track of: leverage the characteristics of the hourglass but not the hourglass iteself!

Awesome writerly week to all of you!

They opened the door and slammed it shut behind them.
A light flickered, leading shadows into a tormenting dance along the rusty walls.
Their feet beat against the metal with a hurriedness matching the rhythm of their hearts.
She kneeled to pick the lock of the next door.
“Think we lost him?” he said, almost hopeful. A loud clang behind them drew a tear from the corner of his eyes.
She slapped him. “We’ll make it.”
The banging grew louder, bending the first door. Just then, the lock sprung free.
They opened the door and slammed it shut behind them.


About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

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