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Blink and you’ll miss it (Friday Fictioneers)

October 25, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

It was hard to tear my gaze from the glass. Incredible, intricate detail mesmerised and hypnotised. I had no real concept of how much time slipped away, until a cough from my side brought my gaze back to earth. “Yes?”

“The library will be closing in five minutes. Are you well? You’ve been here awhile.”

“I love this place.”

“I thought so,” she said. She patted my arm and wandered off.

I glanced at my watch. Barely ten minutes had passed. Then I spied the date book on the counter. 2019. What…? When I’d come in it had been 1999.



Can I just say, I LOVE this image!


This is Friday Fictioneers prompt

Word Count: 100




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  1. 20 years can pass just like that – I feel like that sometimes about life!

  2. Ooh, loved the unexpected twist! Great take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  3. It is true, ghosts have no sense of time. Subtle and clever.

  4. Abhijit Ray permalink

    He was so engrossed he lost count of time and spent a whole decade. Or his watch was not functioning. At least librarian was polite.

  5. Libraries can transport you anywhere.

  6. Loved the twist!

  7. Now THAT is getting lost in time!!

  8. Dear Laurie,

    A bit of a Rip Van Winkle story in the library. You left me wanting to know more.



  9. A time warp? Did no one come in frequently over the years wondering about this dude just standing there? Interesting take, lots of questions 🙂

  10. Oh I love that time travel theme – and it could really happen in a library, just the place for it!

  11. There is nothing more magic than a library… this is something out of a Borges story.

  12. You’ve got to love a good time travel piece!!

  13. Oh wow, somethings never change! You still leave me hanging wanting more of your stories! Great job Laurie.

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