February 19, 2016 by Felicia Hf


Photo prompt provided by Sandra Crook

Time was running out.

I paced around the room, frantically trying to figure out what to do. There were no windows. Hell, it looked like there wasn’t even a door. But of course there was. There always was. Somehow, I had been shoved into this room.

There were no lamps, no light, and yet I could see clearly were the floor ended and intersected with the walls. There was nothing in this dark grey cell apart from the hourglass, were the sand steadily trickled through. I couldn’t turn it. Once the sand stopped trickling, they would gas this room. I knew that. There was no escape. No more time, and yet there was still too much time. Time during which all I could do was dread the end. And it would come. There was no way out.

© 2016

Friday Fictioneers, 19th February 2016


14 thoughts on “Countdown

  1. Great tension build-up! Sad that it was such a hopeless situation. Excellent story!

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  2. gahlearner says:

    So scary and hopeless. Well written, the desperation comes through strongly.

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  3. Alice Audrey says:

    I would try to turn the hourglass just to get it over with.

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  4. draliman says:

    Nasty – a quick end would have been more merciful.

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  5. Michael says:

    Torture of the worst kind, do you see her breaking free?

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  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Scary situation. I hope she finds someway or someone comes to help her.

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